An Integration of Geomorphology and Pedology for Soil and Landscape Studies

  • Joseph Alfred Zinck
  • Graciela Metternicht
  • Gerardo Bocco
  • Héctor Francisco Del Valle

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. J. A. Zinck, G. Metternicht, H. F. Del Valle, G. Bocco
    Pages 1-4
  3. Foundations of Geopedology

  4. Approaches to Soil-Landscape Patterns Analysis

  5. Methods and Techniques Applied to Pattern Recognition and Mapping

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. C. Angueira, G. Cruzate, E. M. Zamora, G. F. Olmedo, J. M. Sayago, I. Castillejo González
      Pages 285-303
    3. D. J. Bedendo, G. A. Schulz, G. F. Olmedo, D. M. Rodríguez, M. E. Angelini
      Pages 305-319
    4. H. F. Del Valle, P. D. Blanco, L. A. Hardtke, G. Metternicht, P. J. Bouza, A. Bisigato et al.
      Pages 321-346
    5. B. Klingseisen, G. Metternicht, G. Paulus, D. Wilson
      Pages 361-376
  6. Applications in Land Degradation and Geohazard Studies

  7. Applications in Land Use Planning and Land Zoning Studies

  8. Synthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 535-535
    2. J. A. Zinck, G. Metternicht, H. F. Del Valle, G. Bocco
      Pages 537-548
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 549-556

About this book


This book offers a proven approach for reliable mapping of soil-landscape relationships to derive information for policy, planning and management at scales ranging from local to regional. It presents the theoretical and conceptual framework of the geopedologic approach and a bulk of applied research showing its application and benefits for knowledge generation relevant to geohazard studies, land use conflict analysis, land use planning, land degradation assessment, and land suitability analysis.

Soil is a vital resource for society at large and an important determinant of the economic status of nations. The intensification of natural disasters and the increased land use competition for food and energy have raised awareness of the relevant role the pedosphere plays in natural and anthropogenic environments. Recent papers and global initiatives show a renewed interest in soil research and its applications for improved planning and management of this fragile and finite resource.


Environmental management Geomorphology Landscape and regional planning Remote sensing Soil science and conservation

Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph Alfred Zinck
    • 1
    • 2
  • Graciela Metternicht
    • 2
  • Gerardo Bocco
    • 3
  • Héctor Francisco Del Valle
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC)University of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Institute of Environmental StudiesUniversity of New South WalesSydneyAustralia
  3. 3.Centro de Investigaciones en Geografía Ambiental (CIGA)Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)MoreliaMexico
  4. 4.Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET)Centro Nacional Patagónico (CENPAT), Instituto Patagónico para el Estudio de los Ecosistemas Continentales (IPEEC)Puerto MadrynArgentina

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