pedosphere


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pedosphere

[′ped·ə‚sfir]
(geology)
That shell or layer of the earth in which soil-forming processes occur.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A global environmental crisis is unfolding in nightmarish proportion-the rapid loss of the Earth's pedosphere, the soil cover (blanket) of the Earth.
Heavy metal transfer from soil to vegetable in southern Jiangsu Province, China, Pedosphere 19: 305-311.
Lu, "Effect of waterlogged and aerobic incubation on enzyme activities in paddy soil," Pedosphere, vol.
Niu, "Determination of a reasonable percentage for ecological water-use in the Haihe River Basin, China," Pedosphere, vol.
Xing, "Microbial community characteristics in a degraded wetland of the Yellow River Delta," Pedosphere, vol.
Cardoso, "Araucaria angustifolia aboveground roots presented high arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal colonization and diversity in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest," Pedosphere, vol.
Su et al., "Industrial age anthropogenic inputs of heavy metals into the pedosphere," Naturwissenschaften, vol.
As the hot issues of environment and geochemistry sciences, environmental biogeochemistry investigating both elements and pollutants in soil, water, air, and organism links their behavior and effects in pedosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere systematically.
Microbial biomass C, N and P in disturbed dry tropical forest soils, India, Pedosphere. 6: 780-788.
It was educational: Who knew that "ice and snow (the cryosphere) soils (the pedosphere) and rocks (the lethosphere)" were so aptly named?
The element Nickel (Ni) is naturally found in all types of rocks and is present throughout the pedosphere ranging from trace amounts up to relatively high concentrations when compared to other trace elements (Alloway, 2010).
Arenella, "Environmental proteomics: a long march in the pedosphere," Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol.