The significant spatial variability of soil cover results from the diverse impacts of different soil-forming factors. This book presents pedovariability in the form of a collection of soil sequences typical of particular landscape types. The fifth part of the Soil Sequences Atlas contains description of 73 pedons (with soil profile photo, description of morphology and laboratory data) grouped into 15 chapters each representing a different environmental setting specific to very diverse regions from five continents – North and South America, Africa, Europe and Asia. The Atlas begins by presenting a pedo-landscapes from Americas – from Mexico to Peru. Next comes a group of chapters devoted to The Mediterranean Region – Spain, Italy, Slovenia and Tunisia. The next two chapters concern the soils of Central Europe – Hungary and Poland. At the end there are examples of steppe (Russian chernozems), semi-arid (Iran) and subtropical soils of Southeast Asia (Thailand). Out of 32 reference groups, as many as 17 are represented in the fifth part of atlas Soil Sequences Atlas. The most common soils are Calcisols (semi-arid areas) and the soils with clay illuviation (Luvisols) developed in very diverse environments. The collected data is intended as a useful educational tool in teaching soil science, and in supporting an understanding of the reasons behind the variability of soil cover, and also as a WRB classification guideline. It is intended to be useful not only to students but also to practitioners in agriculture, forestry, environmental protection and landscape planning. The Atlas was developed as part of the EU Erasmus+ SYStem project (Share Your Soils – Project No 2019-1-PL01-KA203-065101 Strategic Partnerships for higher education (KA203) of Erasmus+ programme of the European Union).
Soils with andic properties on alkaline basalt in Mediterranean climate. A toposequence study in the Marghine district (Sardinia, Italy) / Ganga, Antonio; RIBEIRO RODER, Ludmila; Capra, Gian Franco. - 5:(2022). [10.12775/978-83-231-4961-3]