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Soil Cover Structure under Oak Groves in the Urban District of Voronezh

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The spatial organization of soil cover in a mountain oak grove of the urban district of Voronezh has been investigated. The complexity and specificity of soil cover structure caused by geological and geomorpho-logical conditions and vegetation has been shown for three key sites. It has been established that combinations of gray forest-steppe soils of different types and varieties dominate under the canopy of natural oak forests. Dark gray and gray forest-steppe soils on cover loess-like loams with favorable physicochemical and chemical properties are the best soils for the growth of oak groves of site classes I and II.

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Original Russian Text © L.A. Yablonskikh, A.Ya. Grigor’evskaya, D.S. Zelepukin, 2016, published in Aridnye Ekosistemy, 2016, Vol. 22, No. 1(66), pp. 56–69.

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Yablonskikh, L.A., Grigor’evskaya, A.Y. & Zelepukin, D.S. Soil Cover Structure under Oak Groves in the Urban District of Voronezh. Arid Ecosyst 6, 47–57 (2016).

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