The Soils of Ireland

  • Rachel Creamer
  • Lilian O’Sullivan

Part of the World Soils Book Series book series (WSBS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Lilian O’Sullivan, James F. Collins, Thomas Cummins, Reamonn Fealy, Rachel Creamer
    Pages 1-9
  3. Lilian O’Sullivan, Brian McConnell, Ray Scanlon, Séamus Walsh, Rachel Creamer
    Pages 11-37
  4. Rachel Creamer, Iolanda Simo, Brian Reidy, Thomas Cummins, Lilian O’Sullivan
    Pages 39-54
  5. Lilian O’Sullivan, Reamonn Fealy, Iolanda Simo, Rachel Creamer
    Pages 55-116
  6. Lilian O’Sullivan, Rachel Creamer
    Pages 117-118
  7. Lilian O’Sullivan, Brian Reidy, Rachel Creamer
    Pages 119-128
  8. Lilian O’Sullivan, Brian Reidy, Rachel Creamer
    Pages 129-139
  9. Florence Renou-Wilson
    Pages 141-152
  10. Lilian O’Sullivan, Brian Reidy, Rachel Creamer
    Pages 153-161
  11. Lilian O’Sullivan, Brian Reidy, Rachel Creamer
    Pages 163-174
  12. Lilian O’Sullivan, Brian Reidy, Rachel Creamer
    Pages 175-184
  13. Thomas Cummins, Franc Myles, Ray Scanlon, Mairéad Glennon, Vincent Gallagher, Maryann Harris
    Pages 185-199
  14. Rogier Schulte, Lilian O’Sullivan, Rachel Creamer
    Pages 201-208
  15. Brian Tobin, Sara E. Vero, Owen Fenton, Lilian O’Sullivan, Pat Tuohy, Rochelle Fritch et al.
    Pages 209-222
  16. David P. Wall, Lilian O’Sullivan, Rachel Creamer, Michael J. McLaughlin
    Pages 223-234
  17. Karen Daly, Karl Richards, Per-Erik Mellander, Phil Jordan, Daire Ó hUallacháin, Sophie Sheriff et al.
    Pages 235-243
  18. Kenneth A. Byrne, Gary Lanigan, Rachel Creamer, Florence Renou-Wilson
    Pages 245-256
  19. Olaf Schmidt, Tom Bolger, Rachel Creamer, Fiona Brennan, Alan D. W. Dobson
    Pages 257-265
  20. Thomas Cummins, Helen Lewis, Clíodhna Ní Lionáin, Stephen Davis
    Pages 267-280
  21. Hendrik van der Kamp, Maryann Harris, Vincent Gallagher
    Pages 281-289
  22. Lilian O’Sullivan, Rachel Creamer, Rogier Schulte
    Pages 291-298
  23. Back Matter
    Pages 299-300

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive overview of pedology in Ireland. It describes the main soil types of the country, their functions, ecological use, and the conditions to which they were subjected associated with management over time. In addition, it presents a complete set of data, pictures and maps, including benchmark profiles. Factors involved in soil formation are also discussed, making use of new, unpublished data and elaborations. The book was produced with the support and sponsorship of Teagasc, The Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Ireland and the Irish Environmental Protection Agency.


Soils of Ireland Soil Conservation in Ireland Agriculture in Ireland Soil Types in Ireland Soil Quality in Ireland

Editors and affiliations

  • Rachel Creamer
    • 1
  • Lilian O’Sullivan
    • 2
  1. 1.Wageningen University and Research Atlas—Wageningen CampusWageningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Teagasc Agriculture and Food Development AuthorityJohnstown Castle Environment Research CentreWexfordIreland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-71188-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-71189-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-1255
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-1263
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