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Soil characteristics of selected localities on Smrk Mt. and Kněhyně Mt. in the Moravian Silesian Beskids Mts.

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Author(s): Aleš Bajer | Aleš Kučera

Journal: Časopis Beskydy
ISSN 1803-2451

Volume: 4;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 59;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: soil taxonomy | mountain soils | podzolization | soil forming processes | the MoravianSilesian Beskids

ABSTRACT
The paper deals with soil characteristics of selected localities on Smrk Mt. and Kněhyně Mt. in the Moravian-Silesian Beskids (38 segments of forest ecosystems). Based on the main soil forming factors defined for studied soils the correctness of classification of groups of forest types into edaphic categories localities were evaluated. Six main soil forming factors were detected. Some of the soils were strongly influenced by surplus of water in the profile. Regardless the altitude, the most soils contained considerable share of skeleton. On the rest of the localities, the main soil forming factors were the cambic and podzolization processes. Both of these pedogenic processes (either of them being dominant) were found at most of the localities. Two of the forest soils were predominantly affected by fluvial processes. This soil survey was a part of an extensive multithematic research.
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