Features of the system organization and properties of the structural units of gray forest soils of Ridge Pobuzha
The paper analyzes the system approach to study the soils on the basis of the concept of a hierarchy of levels of structural organization. It discusses the development of ideas about the organization of soil systems, problems of transition from one level to another and formation of new properties at higher levels, with modernized system of organization of soils, which consists of different levels, being discussed. The analysis of systemic organization of soil showed that the most informative is pedony, or structural-organizational level. The structural and functional properties of gray forest soils of Ridge Pobuzha, Western region of Ukraine, showed a significant influence of anthropogenic factors on the physical properties. It argues that a reduction of the size of units of arable gray forest soils lead to the changes in physical properties, namely increased density structure and decreased total porosity and aeration porosity. Refs 11. Tables 3.
system, hierarchical levels, structural organization, structural units, gray forest soils, physical properties, the density structure of the unit, the total porosity of units
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