mineral soil


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mineral soil

[′min·rəl ‚sȯil]
(geology)
Soil composed of mineral or rock derivatives with little organic matter.
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It is the largest fraction of extractable Si in all mineral soil horizons and in almost all organic horizons.
Although the surface of the Selisoo mire is also slightly sloping southwards, just as the surrounding mineral soil, the relative height of the mire increases from 1 m in the north to 4-6 m in its southern part.
Part of this forest island is located on mineral soil and another part on mineral-organic soil.
For chemical analyses, the organic and mineral soil samples were dried at 40[degrees]C.
Seeds in soil below shrubs must penetrate through litter to emerge, whereas seeds in openings must emerge on mineral soil, situations simulated by the litter and no substrate treatments.
At the Truckee site, dry patches or layers of organic material remained above the wetted mineral soil.
This is in agreement with other studies indicating that incorporation of organic matter into mineral soil by macrofauna in the MA treatment may substantially alter other soil properties, such as pH and water holding capacity (Frouz et al.
When the forest floor is thin or its moisture content low, fires consume more and may alter mineral soil properties.
35 m mineral soil (sand or loamy sand average), and the top layer of fertile 0.
1]) in the main Estonian mineral soil groups in natural (or weakly influenced) and cultivated conditions.
However, if the soil C : N ratio then widens with the shift from pasture to forest, and if woody debris is added to the soil, C losses from the mineral soil may be minimised (Kirschbaum et al.
Kalbitz K, Schwesig D, Rethemayer J, Matzner E (2005) Stabilisation of dissolved organic matter by sorption to the mineral soil.