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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 authors are aware of corporate storage of data where pedologists were explicitly involved in the work, e.
It is certainly not reasonable to expect researchers to be experts in the finer points of pedology and soil classification, in the same way that the majority of pedologists are not experts in experimental design or aspects of carbon research.
Links between researchers and pedologists have also varied with time, locality and organisation.
The program, dubbed the "Threshold Acre Celebration", is being hosted by the Association of Ohio Pedologists.
In professional associations, Forsyth held memberships in the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the American Quaternary Association, the Association of Ohio Pedologists (honorary member), the Geological Society of America (fellow; member, Quaternary and Geomorphology Panel, 1983-1985), the National Association of Geology Teachers (councilor-at-large, 1982-1984), and the Ohio Biological Survey (Editorial Committee).
For Britain the debacle of the East African Groundnut Scheme at the end of the 1940s stands out as a reason for organised inventory of soil resources, and pedologists were recruited for survey in most of its African colonies and protectorates soon after.
Elsewhere there was closer association with physiography, and pedologists in many countries took advantage of this to expedite survey.
One result of this was that soil classifications were local, each created to represent what the pedologists saw as the main distinctions in the particular regions being mapped.
Thanks are due to The Ohio Academy of Science, the Association of Ohio Pedologists, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Water, CK McFarland & Sons Inc.
The results of traditional soil survey and mapping in a particular area are difficult to extrapolate to another because individual pedologists may relate soil properties to landscape features (e.
A major disadvantage in describing soil structure has been the lack of precision among pedologists in determining grade of structure (e.