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Soil Catena Sequences and Fire Ecology in the Boreal Forest of Alaska

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2005

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Ping, C. L., Michaelson, G. J., Packee, E. C., Stiles, C. A., Swanson, D. K., and Yoshikawa, K., 2005, Soil Catena Sequences and Fire Ecology in the Boreal Forest of Alaska: Soil Science Society of America Journal, v. 69, no. 6, p. 1761-1772.

Summary

This paper is the first to provide chemical, physical, and morphological properties of the soils in the boreal region of Alaska and to demonstrate the dominant effect of landscape attributes in soil formation. This study was conducted to characterize soils and landscape relationships in the boreal forest of Alaska. Sites representing major landform positions and vegetation communities were selected for study. Well-drained, shallow to moderately deep Inceptisols occur on the drier and warmer south aspect slopes with thin (5-9 cm) organic horizons and loamy textures. Poorly drained Gelisols form on wet and cold north aspect slopes and valley floors with thick (18-52 cm) organic horizons and permafrost within 45 to 60 cm of the surface. [...]

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