Wetlands Soils Genesis, Hydrology, Landscapes, and Classification

ISBN-10: 1566704847

ISBN-13: 9781566704847

Edition: 2000

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Covering wetlands soils from Florida to Alaska, Wetland Soils: Genesis, Hydrology, Landscapes, and Classification provides information on all types of hydric soils. With contributions from soil scientists who have extensive field experience, the book focuses on the soil morphology of the wet soils that cover most wetlands from the subtropics northward. No previous book has been devoted solely to the subject of hydric soils and their landscapes.The book is well organized and divided into three parts. Part I examines the basic concepts, processes, and properties of aspects of hydric soils that pertain to virtually any hydric soil. It provides a general overview and important terms and concepts. Part II covers the soils in specific kinds of wetlands and the different functions they perform. Part III emphasizes special wetlands conditions such as soils composed of sand, organic soils in northern North America, prairie wetlands, wetlands in saline situations, dry climates, and wetlands with modified hydrology.Whether you are an expert in soil science, or just need a crash course, this reference prepares you to work with real wetlands-outdoors. Written for scientists without a background in soil science and comprehensive in scope, Wetlands Soils: Genesis, Hydrology, Landscapes, and Classification provides basic and advanced coverage, explaining the fundamentals of hydric soils in terms even a non-soil scientist can understand.
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Book details

List price: $172.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 9/15/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Basic Principles of Hydric Soils
Basic Concepts of Soil Science
Background and History of the Concept of Hydric Soils
Hydrology of Wetland and Related Soils
Redox Chemistry of Hydric Soils
Biology of Wetland Soils
Organic Matter Accumulation and Organic Soils
Morphological Features of Seasonally Reduced Soils
Delineating Hydric Soils
Wetland Soil Landscapes
Wetland Soils and the Hydrogeomorphic Classification of Wetlands
Use of Soil Information for Hydrogeomorphic Assessment
Wetland Soils of Basins and Depressions of Glacial Terrains
Wetland Soils of Basins and Depressions: Case Studies of Vernal Pools
Hydric Soils and Wetlands in Riverine Systems
Soils of Tidal and Fringing Wetlands
Flatwoods and Associated Landforms of the South Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Lowlands
Wetland Soils with Special Conditions
Hydrologically Linked Spodosol Formation in the Southeastern United States
Soils of Northern Peatlands: Histosols and Gelisols
Hydric Soil Indicators in Mollisol Landscapes
Saline and Wet Soils of Wetlands in Dry Climates
Wetland Soil and Landscape Alteration by Beavers
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