Record number 2258912
Title Field Guide Humus Forms : Description and Classification of Humus Forms for Ecological Applications.
Author(s) Delft, B. van ; Waal, R. de ; Kemmers, R. ; Mekkink, P. ; Sevink, J.
Publisher Wageningen : Alterra
Publication year 2006
Description 92 p.
Notes Library holding:NL 2006.01  show all notes
Former ISRIC-id:34579
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Keyword(s) (cab) humus forms / guide books / soil types / soil classification / Europe / Netherlands
Categories Soil Science (General)
Publication type Monograph
Language English
About This field guide aims to support the field description and classification of humus forms. Humus forms are approached as manifestations of ecosystem functioning and characteristics, implying that the study of humus forms provides ecologically relevant information on site conditions such as availability of moisture, soil acidity and nutrient status. This is reflected in the structure of this guide. First, attention is paid to the soil organic matter cycle and the role of various organisms in this cycle. The second part deals with the description of humus forms in the field, defines relevant individual characteristics of these forms and provides a comprehensive system for registration of these characteristics. The last part concerns the classification of humus forms. Concepts and classification criteria are dealt with in an extensive appendix.
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