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Soils of Volcanic Regions in Europe

  • Presents the synthesis of the research

  • Casts a new light on soils with andic soil properties

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Table of contents (44 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxv
  2. European Volcanic Soil Resources

    1. Front Matter

      Pages N1-N1
    2. Volcanic Soil Resources in France

      • P. Quantin
      Pages 5-12
    3. Soils of volcanic regions of Germany

      • M. Kleber, R. Jahn
      Pages 13-23
    4. Volcanic soil resources of Greece

      • A. Economou, D. Pateras, Ev. Vavoulidou
      Pages 25-28
    5. Hungary and the Carpathian Basin

      • Gy. Füleky, S. Jakab, O. Fehér, B. Madarász, Á. Kertész
      Pages 29-42
    6. Icelandic volcanic soil resources

      • O. Arnalds, H. Oskarsson
      Pages 43-50
    7. Italian volcanic soils

      • L. Lulli
      Pages 51-67
    8. Soils of volcanic systems in Portugal

      • M. Madeira, J. Pinheiro, J. Madruga, F. Monteiro
      Pages 69-81
    9. Soil of volcanic regions in Slovakia

      • B. Juráni, J. Balkovi
      Pages 83-100
    10. Soils of volcanic systems in Spain

      • M. Tejedor, J. M. Hernández-Moreno, C. C. Jiménez
      Pages 101-112
  3. Reference Pedons: morphology, mineralogy and classification

    1. Front Matter

      Pages N2-N2
    2. Intergration and overview

      • G. Stoops
      Pages 113-118
    3. Soil descriptions

      • M. Gerard, O. Spaargaren
      Pages 127-128
    4. Micromorphology

      • G. Stoops, M. Gérard
      Pages 129-140
    5. Mineralogy of the sand fraction — results and problems

      • G. Stoops, A. Van Driessche
      Pages 141-153
    6. Extractability and FTIR-characteristics of poorly-ordered minerals in a collection of volcanic ash soils

      • E. L. Meijer, P. Buurman, A. Fraser, E. García Rodeja
      Pages 155-180
    7. Crystalline clay constituents of soils from European volcanic systems

      • F. Monteiro, M. Kleber, M. Fonseca, M. Madeira, R. Jahn
      Pages 181-195

About this book

Soils of volcanic areas often exhibit unique properties differentiating them from other soils on Earth. This publication compiles information gained by an EU research network over six years of research on European volcanic soils. The book gives comprehensive coverage of soils in volcanic regions within Europe, dealing with most aspects of modern day soil science. New methodology is introduced and the synthesis of the research casts a new light on soils with andic soil properties. It covers a range of issues such as mineralogy, chemistry, physics, biology, soil genesis, classification, land use and pollution.

Keywords

  • Andosols
  • Mineral
  • Soil Genesis
  • biology
  • environment
  • hydrolysis
  • mineralogy
  • pesticide
  • pollution
  • soil
  • tephra
  • volcanic ash
  • volcanism

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Environmental Sciences, Agricultural University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland

    Ó. Arnalds, H. Óskarsson

  • Laboratoire Sols et Environnement UMR, Vandoeuvre les Nancy Cedex, France

    F. Bartoli

  • Department of Environmental Sciences, Laboratory of Soil Science and Geology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands

    P. Buurman

  • Laboratorium Voor Mineralogie, Petrologie en Micropedologie, Universiteit Gent, Belgium

    G. Stoops

  • Departamento de Edafoloxía E Química Agrícola, Facultade de Bioloxía, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

    E. García-Rodeja

Bibliographic Information

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eBook USD 249.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-540-48711-1
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  • Readable on all devices
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