(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2000)

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Properties of urbic anthrosols from an abandoned shunting yard in the Ruhr area, Germany

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The soil conditions of an abandoned shunting yard in the Ruhr area were studied to find the most important factors influencing plant growth and nutrient cycling. The chemical and physical conditions of 5 urbic anthrosols with different development histories were compared with those of a nearby calcic cambisol under agricultural use. The soils are now mainly regosols, mostly well drained in the topsoil. The low soil quality makes such sites suitable for vegetation species that cannot compete in the surrounding very eutrophic agricultural landscape


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2000, vol. 39, no4 [pp. 245-266]

Bibliographic references : 62 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières - Orléans

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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