First book presenting foundations, concepts, methods, techniques, and integrated applications of Geopedology for multi-scale landscape mapping and analysis
Offers a reliable mapping approach that provides salient soil and landscape information at scales appropriate for practical uses in agriculture, landscape management, land use planning, geohazard mapping
Of particular relevance for governments and agencies of developing countries in need of up-to-date soil information
Presents a broad sample of soil-geoform relationships under different environmental conditions
Written in a comprehensive way for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students and faculties in scientific departments such as Soil Science, Earth Sciences and Geography, and Environmental Sciences, interested in the landscape-oriented approach of Geopedology
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Table of contents (34 chapters)
Foundations of Geopedology
Approaches to Soil-Landscape Patterns Analysis
Methods and Techniques Applied to Pattern Recognition and Mapping
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
- Landscape and regional planning
- Remote sensing
- Soil science and conservation
Editors and Affiliations
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
Joseph Alfred Zinck
Institute of Environmental Studies, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Joseph Alfred Zinck, Graciela Metternicht
Centro de Investigaciones en Geografía Ambiental (CIGA), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Morelia, Mexico
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Centro Nacional Patagónico (CENPAT), Instituto Patagónico para el Estudio de los Ecosistemas Continentales (IPEEC), Puerto Madryn, Argentina
Héctor Francisco Del Valle
About the editors
Joseph Alfred Zinck is professor emeritus at the University of Twente, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), Enschede, The Netherlands. He has previously worked in soil survey and land use planning projects.
Graciela Metternicht is a Professor at the Institute of Environmental Studies, UNSW Australia. Her research interests are in the fields of environmental management and geospatial technologies.
Gerardo Bocco is Senior Researcher at the Centre for Environmental Geography, in the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He is mostly interested in landscape and natural resource management by rural communities in developing countries. He is a member of the editorial board of Geomorphology.
Dr. Héctor del Valle is Senior Researcher at the Patagonian National Centre (CENPAT-CONICET), Argentina. He has more than 40 years’ experience on Landscape Ecology and Remote Sensing of Soils.
Book Title: Geopedology
Book Subtitle: An Integration of Geomorphology and Pedology for Soil and Landscape Studies
Editors: Joseph Alfred Zinck, Graciela Metternicht, Gerardo Bocco, Héctor Francisco Del Valle
Publisher: Springer Cham
Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-79266-8Published: 30 March 2018
eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-19159-1Published: 23 December 2015
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XVIII, 556
Number of Illustrations: 79 b/w illustrations, 82 illustrations in colour