The Soils of Serbia by Pavle PavloviThe Soils of Serbia by Pavle Pavlovi

The Soils of Serbia

byPavle Pavlovi, Nikola Kosti, Branko Karadå

Hardcover | May 5, 2017

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The main objective of this book is to present the distribution and diversity of major soil types in Serbia. It focuses on giving a detailed description of the physical, chemical and biological properties of soil and their geomorphological forms, as well as the geological characteristics of parent material. An integrative approach is used to study the interaction between climate, vegetation and geology in soil formation. Special attention is paid to human-induced soil degradation due to the erosion and contamination of soils in Serbia. The book includes a harmonization of national soil classification systems, with the FAO, WBR and ESD systems.

Title:The Soils of SerbiaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:225 pages, 27.9 × 21 × 0.25 inPublished:May 5, 2017Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401786593

ISBN - 13:9789401786591

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Table of Contents

Soil research history.- Ecological and economical importance of soil.- Aims of the book.-Climate.- Geographic position of Serbia.- Latitudinal and altitudinal variability of temperature and precipitations.- Main climate types in Serbia.- Geology (parent material).- Geomorphology with geomorphological maps.- Vegetation .- Forest ecosystems.- Natural and anthropogenic meadows.- Serpentine vegetation.- Halophytic vegetation.- Chasmophytic vegetation.- Soil.- Major soil types with maps of soil distribution.- Soil classification.- Harmonization of national and FAO classification of Serbian soils.- Soil management (Land Use and Vegetation, Crops, Human influence).- Irrigation.- Fertilization.- Anthropogenic degradation of soils.- Driving forces of soil degradation.- Soil contamination.- Land use in Serbia.- Erosion.- Wind erosion.- Fluvial erosion.- Salinization.- Soil protection and remediation.- Legal framework.- Main projects of soil remediation.- Future soil issues.