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Towards a taxonomic classification of humus forms

R. N. Green

Towards a taxonomic classification of humus forms

by R. N. Green

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Published by Society of American Foresters in Bethesda, Md .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Soils -- Classification.,
  • Humus.,
  • Forest soils.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementR.N. Green, R.L. Trowbridge, K. Klinka.
    SeriesForest science -- 29.
    ContributionsTrowbridge, R. L., Klinka, K., 1937-
    The Physical Object
    Pagination49 p. :
    Number of Pages49
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17644727M

    TAXONOMY: THE STUDY OF IDENTIFICATION, CLASSIFICATION, AND NOMENCLATURE A COMBINATION OF SCIENCE AND ART. Taxonomy or Plant Systematics, despite what people would have The vast majority of horticulture books use the color or form method for identifying rather than discrete, consistent characters. The humus form is recognized in a soil profile as the group of A horizons in which organic matter is concentrated, and it is thus the upper part only of the genetic humus type, the true measure of which is the complete organic profile extending into B and C by:

    Taxonomy - Taxonomy - Evaluating taxonomic characters: Comparison of material depends to some extent on the purposes of the comparison. For mere identification, a suitable key, with attention given only to the characters in it, may be enough in well-known groups. If the form is likely to be a new one, its general position is determined by observing as many characters as possible and by. 1. Introduction. The importance of soil organic matter, particularly of the forest floor materials, as a principal component of terrestrial forest ecosystems has led to the development of a number of classifications humus forms (e.g., Kubiëna, ; Bernier, ; Wilde, ; Green et al., ; Brêthes et al., ).Classification is needed for convenience—to organize knowledge for Cited by: 9.

      Humus, nonliving, finely divided organic matter in soil, derived from microbial decomposition of plant and animal substances. Humus, which ranges in colour from brown to black, consists of about 60 percent carbon, 6 percent nitrogen, and smaller amounts of phosphorus and sulfur. As humus.   A European morpho-functional classification of humus forms Frequently used in an international context, they do not cover all site conditions in the European area. Although having basic concepts and general lines, the European (and North American, Canadian) classification systems differ in important parameters used for the description and.


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Towards a taxonomic classification of humus forms by R. N. Green Download PDF EPUB FB2

A two-category taxonomic classification and a methodology for field description are proposed to aid in consistent identification and interpretation of humus forms for ecosystem research, surveys.

Scientia Silvica Extension Series, Number 9, Towards a Taxonomic Classification of Humus Forms: Third Approximation The importance of humus form or forest floor as a principal component of terrestrial forest ecosystems has led to the development of a taxonomic classification of humus forms for BC (first approximation: Klinka et al.

; second approximation: Green et al. ).Cited by: Genre/Form: Classification: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Green, R.N., Towards a taxonomic classification of humus forms. Bethesda, Md.: Society. Format: Book; 49 p. Towards a taxonomic classification of humus forms / R.N.

Green, R.L. Trowbridge, K. Towards a taxonomic classification of humus forms book | National Library of Australia National Library of Australia. The concepts of the main humus forms and ecology of humus forms The first level of classification is built around the activity of biological key actors in the decomposition processes and, as a consequence, on the resulting horizons and their morphology (tab.

The characters of the A and OH horizons allow to class the top soil in four humus forms. The humus forms develop as a result of animal and microbial activity, and these humus forms, in turn, provide favorable conditions for plants, animals and soil microbial communities [27].

Abstract. A hierarchical system for the classification of humus forms is proposed. The proposed system has been developed because of difficulties encountered with previous systems in discriminating between humus forms, and in relating them to ecosystems. The concept of humus forms (types) relates to the classification of a set of topsoil organic and organomineral horizons, which reflect morphologically distinct phases of plant litter and soil.

Terrestrial humus forms: ecological relevance and classification. in the transformations of humus that tend towards mull forms of humus. a Taxonomic Classification of Humus Forms.

Article. Taxonomk Classification of Humus Forms in Ecosystems of British Columbia First Approximation K. Klinka', R.N. Green', R.L. Trowbridge2 and L.E. Lowe3 'Ministry of Forests 3University of British Columbia Vancouver Forest Region Main Mall Burrard Street University Campus Vancouver, B.C.

V6C 2H 1 V6T 2A2 'Ministry of Forests Prince Rupert Forest Region. Towards a common humus forms classification. The point in Europe: few top soil references as functioning systems. (Humus forms: integration of living ecosystems). 18th Congress of Soil Science, Philadelphia, JulyPoster. Humus forms classification.

The European classification of humus forms is based on the sequence and morphological characteristics, including evidence of biological activity, of organic and/or organo-mineral horizons observed and described in the field (forests, grasslands, pastures and wetland areas, to the exclusion of croplands).Cited by: On these occasions, the place of imperfectly known terrestrial humus forms such as Tangel and Amphi and those of peat humus forms were discussed and included in a novel classification (Zanella et.

The concepts and classifications of humus forms developed since the time of scientific pedology formation are critically discussed. The concept of humus forms (types) relates to the classification of a set of topsoil organic and organomineral horizons, which reflects morphologically distinct phases of plant litter and soil organic matter decomposition, but not to the fractions of soil Cited by: 1.

Part 1: Soil Humus and Soil Fauna. Forest Humus: The term Forest Humus in its broad sense, refers to the entire organic portion of the soil profile. It includes undecomposed leaves, needles and twigs, or litter, partly decomposed remains, or "Duff", and finely - divided, decay - resistant residue, or "Amorphous Humus" In many instances the amorphous humus is mixed with the mineral soil partly.

The taxonomic classification proposed by Green et al. ()organizes humus forms into a hierarchy of classes that are alike in selected properties so that similarities and differences in the nature of their development and decomposition processes are revealed and better understood.

The classification is based on easily observable morphological Cited by: The results of physical fractionation and cryo-coupe analysis improve our knowledge on the development of the humus form in the soil.

Towards a Taxonomic Classification of Humus Forms. Forest Science, Monogr pp. 1– Google Scholar. Moore PD, Webb JA, Collinson ME () Pollen Analysis. Physical Fractionation and Cryo-Coupe Author: J.M.

van Mourik, S. Blok. R Green, R. L Trowbridge, K Klinka, Towards a taxonomic classification of humus forms Bethesda, MD Published by Society of American Foresters 49 Supplement to Forest Science 39 (1); Forest Science Monograph 29 Google ScholarCited by: Bearing in mind the classification of Terrestrial humus systems and forms, a similar scheme has been elaborated for Submerged categories, using as close as possible conceptual bases.

Even if slowed down by anoxia, the process of biodegradation of plant remains can be perceived in the soil profile as a series of overlapping by: 2. Green RN, Trowbridge RL, Klinka K () Towards a taxonomic classification of humus forms. Forest Science Monograph 1–49 Google Scholar Hiller B () Humusformen im Waldgrenzökoton (Oberengadin, Schweiz).Cited by: 5.

A European morpho-functional classification of humus forms: Geoderma,(), pp In Europe an abundance of humus taxonomies exists starting with early approaches in the late 19th century. Frequently used in an international context, they do not cover all site conditions in the European area. Although having basic concepts and general lines, the European (and North American Author: Jean-François Ponge.Our investigation pointed out, with a detailed classification, a vast variability of forest humus and soil under spruce forests on two different sites with North and South exposition, permitting to identify a pedogenetic trend between different sylvogenetic phases of forest evolution and specific humus : S.

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