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Regional Studies on Development

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Soil as the landscape balance indicator

Katarzyna Ostaszewska / Iwona Szumacher
Published Online: 2013-06-27 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10288-012-0036-z


The subordinated position of soil in the geosystem allows it to be used as an indicator of the landscape balance. Examples where soil plays such an indicative role are presented in this paper. The theory of the “geochemical landscape” has been used as the theoretical-methodological basis. Soil properties indicating direction, intensity and quality of matter migration in the landscape have been discussed (profile environment, pH, redox, quantitative and qualitative humus properties). The indicative role of soil in the monitoring of “sustainable landscape” has also been characterized. According to the authors, three models of this landscape can be created: natural, rural and urban sustainable landscapes.

Keywords: landscape balance; soil in the landscape; landscape monitoring; soil monitoring

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Published Online: 2013-06-27

Citation Information: Miscellanea Geographica - Regional Studies on Development, ISSN (Print) 2084-6118, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10288-012-0036-z.

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