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Soil Structure

Its Development and Function, 1st Edition

By B.A. Stewart, K.H. Hartge

CRC Press

448 pages

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pub: 1995-06-13
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Soil Structure offers a multidisciplinary approach to the study of soil structure and its relevance to wide ranging investigations in environmental sciences. Topics covered in Soil Structure include soil structure determination, soil fabric genesis and functions, strength and stress distribution, fabric changes in plastic clays, the effects of organic matter and earthworms, air slaking, and hydraulic conductivity changes. The book also discusses litter decomposition and matter transport, the characterization of pore organization, monitoring via a neutron activated tracer, various influences on growth and phosphorus supply of plants and on water uptake by plants, the effects of acidification, and much more. Improved procedures for measuring and calculating the unsaturated hydraulic conductivity of structured soils are also given.

Table of Contents

Determination of Soil Structure at Various Scales, U. Babel, K.H. Hartge, R. Horn, and H. Wiechmann

Morphological Investigations on Genesis and Functions of Soil Fabric - Places, Pathways, Boundaries, U. Babel, H. Vogel, M. Krebs, G. Leithold, and C. Hemmann

Effect of Aggregate Strength on Strength and Stress Distribution in Structured Soils, R. Horn, T. Baumgartl, R. Kayser, and S. Baasch

Strength Distributions in Soil Aggregates, H.H. Becher

Fabric Changes in Plastic Clays by Freezing and Thawing, K.A. Czurda, S. Ludwig, and R. Schababerle

Mechanical Properties of Soils as Influenced by the Incorporation of Organic Matter, H.Q. Zhang and K.H. Hartge

Earthworm Effects on Soil Fabric with Emphasis on Soil Stability and Soil Water Movement, S. Schrader, M. Joschko, H. Kula, and O. Larink

Development of Soil Structure, Soil Chemical, Biological, Physical, and Mechanical Properties of Reclaimed Soils Derived from Loess and Harbour Sediments, R. Schneider and D. Schröder

Mechanisms of Air Slaking, S. Gäth and H.-G. Frede

Earthworm Burrows as a Structural Element of Intensively Used Arable Loess Soils, K.R. Poier and J. Richter

Change of Saturated/Unsaturated Hydraulic Conductivity Under Geostatic Stress Conditions, H. Becker, V. Feeser, D. Guenther, F. Kramer, G. Matthess, J. Michaelsen, H. Thien, and P. Widmoser

Litter Decomposition and Matter Transport in Beds of Soil Aggregates, S. Augustin, M. Jansen, E. Priesack, and F. Beese

Characterizing Pore Organization by Soil Physical Parameters, W. Ehlers, O. Wendroth, and F. de Mol

Monitoring the Translocation of Soil Particles Using a Neutron Activated Tracer, B. Riebe

Improved Procedures for the Measurement and Calculation of Unsaturated Hydraulic Conductivity of Structured Soils, C.H. Roth, R. Plagge, H. Bohl, and M. Renger

Effects of Soil Structure on Microbial Biomass, T.-H. Anderson and K.H. Domsch

Does Acidification Affect Soil Structure? G. Völker, P. Benecke, and J. Friedrich

The Influence of Soil Porosity and Matric Water Potential on Water Uptake by Plants, C. Sommer, H.J. Dürr, and M. Schwarz

Influence of Soil Compaction on Growth and Phosphorus Supply of Plants, C. Hoffmann and A. Jungk

Concluding Remarks, K.H. Hartge


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SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General