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Record number 304217
Title Soils of the rainforest in Central Guyana
Author(s) Kekem, A.J. van; Pulles, J.H.M.; Khan, Z.
Source Wageningen : Tropenbos (Tropenbos - Guyana series 2) - ISBN 9789039311592 - 160
Department(s) Winand Staring Centre for Integrated Land, Soil and Water Research
Publication type Research report
Publication year 1996
Keyword(s) bodemkarteringen - kaarten - bosbouw - landgebruik - planning - landevaluatie - regionale planning - guyana - soil surveys - maps - forestry - land use - planning - land evaluation - regional planning - guyana
Categories Land Evaluation
Abstract A soil survey was carried out in the Mabura-Kurupukari area (Guyana) to provide basic data for decisions on sustained use of the forest. Soils of the hills and dissected erosional plains have been formed in residual rock and are shallow to deep, stonyand clayey. The dissected sedimentary plains consist of deep, excessively drained, white sands and deep, well-drained, brown loams and clays. Soil weathering and translocation of weathering products have determined the clay content of the soils of the sedimentary plains. All soils are strongly acid and nutrient-poor. Human interference in the forest ecosystem will affect the soil quality.
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