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Commentary : Soils

  • F. T. Last
  • M. C. B. Hotz
  • B. G. Bell
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 10)

Abstract

For most ecologists, soil can be likened to the computer scientist’s black-box. We know that it is essential but have little knowledge of its complexities; even less about how it functions in relation to root growth. What hope is there for the non-specialist decision-maker?

Keywords

Natural Vegetation Soil Water Status Intensive Cultivation Land Classification Soil Characterisation 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. T. Last
    • 1
  • M. C. B. Hotz
    • 2
  • B. G. Bell
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Terrestrial EcologyPenicuik, MidlothianScotland
  2. 2.Commission on Lead in the EnvironmentTorontoCanada

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