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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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Thus it can be seen that cultivated and barren soils are more weathered and pedologically more developed than soils of the other two land uses under study.
radiata and pasture), with pedologically similar soils at each site; (2) determine changes in soil total N, microbial C and N, rates of C and N mineralisation, and their inter-relationships, as indicators of changes in soil organic matter quality and rates of nutrient cycling, which can influence soil C storage; (3) assess the effect of including forest litter (LFH material) on the comparison of C and N pools and mineralisation in the P.
As a consequence of its complicated genesis, the present landscape is considered to be pedologically complex; Fig.