Factors controlling soil spatial variability in a native range landscape
Soils were characterized along three transects of the same catenary sequence within the semi-arid shortgrass (Bouteloua gracilis) steppe of north central Colorado. The objectives of the study were to: 1. Evaluate which factor or combination of factors (i.e. parent material, topography, biota) is/are the most important controls on soil development, soil organic matter accumulation and soil textural attributes in this environment. 2. Evaluate the spatial variability of selected soil properties and relate this variability to geomorphic form and process. The results indicate a high degree of spatial ...
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