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The influence of soil biota on water infiltration and throughflow in the soil

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Title The influence of soil biota on water infiltration and throughflow in the soil
Period 05 / 2001 - unknown
Status Completed
Dissertation Yes
Research number OND1280000

Abstract

Context: Soil degradation in semi-natural, degraded Mediterranean ecosystems, consists of the loss of valued soil characteristics, like the ability of water infiltration and retention, e.g. the soil structure, aggregation and aggregate stability. Roots, soil microorganisms and organic matter content of the soil which are important, dynamic, causes of soil aggregation, tend to vary as a consequence of climatic variations.
Aim: The relation between occurrence and soil structuring role of soil biota and the processes of water infiltration and throughflow in the soil, and its influence on the soil erosion process, in several Mediterranean ecosystems in Spain and Israel.
Methods: Field survey, soil physical and chemical analyses, micromorphology, microbiology.

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A12000 Surfacewater and groundwater
A13000 Soil
D15100 Geochemistry, geophysics
D15300 Geophysics
D15600 Hydrospheric sciences
D22100 Microbiology
D22400 Ecology

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