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Soils of Malaysia

Edited by Muhammad Aqeel Ashraf, Radziah Othman, Che Fauziah Ishak

© 2018 – CRC Press

214 pages | 53 Color Illus. | 14 B/W Illus.

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Description

There are approximately 500 different types of soils in Malaysia, most is residual soil and coastal alluvial soil. It covers topics including climate; flora and fauna; geology and hydrology; land use changes for agriculture; soil fertility; human-induced soil degradation; and soil contamination sources.

Table of Contents

Climate, Ecosystem, Flora & Fauna. Geology and Hydrology. Land Use for Agriculture in Malaysia. Major Soil Types, Soil Maps, and Soil Classification. Soil properties (Physical, Chemical, Biological, Mechanical). Agricultural Soil Contamination. Soil Fertility and Management of Malaysian Soils. Future Soil Issues.

About the Editors

Muhammad Aqeel Ashraf, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer at Faculty of Science and Natural Resources, University Malaysia, Sabah. His field of interest is environmental soil science. He has published more than 100 research articles on the topic.

Radiah Othman, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Head of Land Management Department, Faculty of Agriculture, University Putra Malaysia. She is an active researcher in the field of Soil Microbiology. She has published more than one hundred research articles on the topic.

Che Fauzian Ishak, PhD, is a Professor and Deputy Dean (Academic, Students Affairs and Alumni), Faculty of Agriculture, University Putra Malaysia. Her field of specialization is in Soil chemistry. She conducted a project under the funding Australian Centre of International Agriculture Research (ACIAR) on the establishment of baseline levels of heavy metals in agricultural soils of Peninsular Malaysia to be used as a guideline in evaluating contaminated land in the country.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI011000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCI013000
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General