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Hydropedology

Synergistic Integration of Soil Science and Hydrology

Hydropedology is a microcosm for what is happening in Soil Science. Once a staid discipline found in schools of agriculture devoted to increasing crop yield, soil science is transforming itself into an interdisciplinary mulch with great significance not only for food production but also climate change, ecology, preservation of natural resources, forestry, and carbon sequestration. Hydropedology brings together pedology (soil characteristics) with hydrology (movement of water) to understand and achieve the goals now associated with modern soil science.

Audience

Scientists and practitioners; researchers, educators, students, and consultants interested in the interface of : soil science and hydrology, soil physics, geomorphology, biogeochemistry, geophysics, geology, ecology, natural resources, agricultural and biological engineering, civil and environmental engineering, and other related bio- and geo-sciences.

Hardbound, 858 Pages

Published: July 2012

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-386941-8

Reviews

  • "...numerous chapters evaluate the necessity of coupling hydropedology with other related interdisciplinary sciences, such as biogeochemistry and ecohydrology, and discuss technical advances, such as geophysical techniques and digital soil mapping…Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above."--CHOICE April 2013


Contents

  • Part I Overviews and Fundamentals
    1. Hydropedology: Addressing Fundamentals and Building Bridges to Understand Complex Pedologic and Hydrologic Interactions
    2. Understanding Soil Architecture and Its Functional Manifestation across Scales
    3. Preferential Flow in a Pedological Perspective
    4. Preferential Flow Dynamics and Plant Rooting Systems
    5. Redoximorphic Features as Related to Soil Hydrology and Hydric Soils
    6. Subaqueous Soils: Pedogenesis, Mapping, and Applications
    7. Quantifying Processes Governing Soil-Mantled Hillslope Evolution
    8. Thermodynamic Limits of the Critical Zone and their Relevance to Hydropedology
    Part II Case Studies and Applications
    9. Hydropedology in Caliche Soils Weathered from Glen Rose Limestone of Lower Cretaceous Age in Texas
    10. Hydropedology in Seasonally Dry Landscapes: The Palouse Region of the Pacific Northwest USA
    11. Hydropedology of the North American Coastal Temperate Rainforest
    12. Hydropedology in the Ridge and Valley: Soil Moisture Patterns and Preferential Flow Dynamics in Two Contrasting Landscapes
    13. Geophysical Investigations of Soil–Landscape Architecture and Its Impacts on Subsurface Flow
    14. Hydropedology, Geomorphology, and Groundwater Processes in Land Degradation: Case Studies in South West Victoria, Australia
    15. Hydropedology as a Powerful Tool for Environmental Policy and Regulations: Toward Sustainable Land Use, Management and Planning
    Part III Advances in Modeling, Mapping, and Coupling
    16. Soil Information in Hydrologic Models: Hard Data, Soft Data, and the Dialog between Experimentalists and Modelers
    17. Hydrological Classifications of Soils and their Use in Hydrological Modeling
    18. Subsurface Flow Networks at the Hillslope Scale: Detection and Modeling
    19. Hydrologic Information in Pedologic Models
    20. Modeling and Mapping Soil Spatial and Temporal Variability
    21. Digital Soil Mapping: Interactions with and Applications for Hydropedology
    22. Coupling Biogeochemistry and Hydropedology to Advance Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling Science
    23. Coupling Ecohydrology and Hydropedology at Different Spatio-Temporal Scales in Water-Limited Ecosystems
    24. Hydropedology: Summary and Outlook

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