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pedology

(pē-dŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The study of the physical and mental development and characteristics of children.

pe′do·log′ic (-də-lŏj′ĭk), pe′do·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
pe′do·log′i·cal·ly adv.
pe·dol′o·gist n.
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The author hopes that the pedological background compiled and discussed in this paper may provide some guidance for soil chronosequence studies, serving to avoid potential pitfalls when establishing soil chronosequences and to keep in mind relevant concepts that are considered useful for interpreting soil chronosequence data.
Present dynamics of the savanna-forest boundary in the congolese Mayombe: a pedological, botanical and isotopic ([sup.
From pedological point of view the soils are often alkaline and in some places neutral [3,11].
Paired sites, commonly used in carbon work, are only of value if the researcher is working from the same pedological and environmental starting point.
However, the sampling locations were randomly selected and the authors have considerable pedological experience in the landscapes concerned.
Description of the Natura 2000 site ROSCI238 Suatu-Cojocna-Crairat: scientific study of geography, geology and soil of the area, study on forms of ownership of land, survey of land use categories; 3 maps made in GIS: geological, pedological, the categories; 1 set of geospatial data; Two protected areas mapped as specified Inspire.
Southern Westerlies during the Holocene deduced from geomorphological and pedological studies in the Norte Chico, northern Chile (27-33[degrees] S).
unfavorable geological, pedological, climatic, or biotic conditions) there is an, increase in the number of plants rich in essential oils [16].
Principal component analysis was selected because of its potential usefulness in interpreting pedological meaning from multivariate datasets (Webster and Oliver 1990) according to the strength of alignment of soil attribute clusters with yet-to-be-determined factors, a method applied successfully by Brejda et al.
In addition, because it is a sedimentary cover from the Tertiary period (Mioccnic to Pleistocenic age; Suguio and Nogueira 1999), the relative youthfulness of this material may have retarded soil ripening (physical, chemical and biological) and, therefore, the material may reflect the original sediment properties rather than properties resulting from the pedological processes.