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Soil variability in mountain areas


Zanini, Ermanno; Freppaz, Michele; Stanchi, Silvia; Bonifacio, Eleonora; Egli, Markus (2015). Soil variability in mountain areas. In: Romeo, R; Vita, A; Manuelli, S; Zanini, E; Freppaz, Michele; Stanchi, Silvia. Understanding Mountain Soils: A Contribution from mountain areas to the International Year of Soils 2015. Rome: FAO, 60-62.

Abstract

The high spatial variability of soils is a relevant issue at local and global scales, and determines the complexity of soil ecosystem functions and services. This variability derives from strong dependencies of soil ecosystems on parent materials, climate, relief and biosphere, including human impact. Although present in all environments, the interactions of soils with these forming factors are particularly striking in mountain areas.

Abstract

The high spatial variability of soils is a relevant issue at local and global scales, and determines the complexity of soil ecosystem functions and services. This variability derives from strong dependencies of soil ecosystems on parent materials, climate, relief and biosphere, including human impact. Although present in all environments, the interactions of soils with these forming factors are particularly striking in mountain areas.

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Item Type:Book Section, not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Date:2015
Deposited On:20 Jan 2016 20:03
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 17:52
Publisher:FAO
ISBN:978-92-5-108804-3
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:http://www.fao.org/3/a-i4704e.pdf

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