Pedology

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Pedology (from Greek: πέδον, pedon, "soil"; and λόγος, logos, "study") is the study of soils in their natural environment.wikipedia
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Soil

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Pedology (from Greek: πέδον, pedon, "soil"; and λόγος, logos, "study") is the study of soils in their natural environment. Soil is not only a support for vegetation, but it is also the pedosphere, the locus of numerous interactions between climate (water, air, temperature), soil life (micro-organisms, plants, animals) and its residues, the mineral material of the original and added rock, and its position in the landscape.
Soil science has two basic branches of study: edaphology and pedology.

Soil science

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It is one of two main branches of soil science, the other being edaphology.
Sometimes terms which refer to branches of soil science, such as pedology (formation, chemistry, morphology, and classification of soil) and edaphology (how soils interact with living things, especially plants), are used as if synonymous with soil science.

Edaphology

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It is one of two main branches of soil science, the other being edaphology.
Edaphology (from Greek ἔδαφος, edaphos, "ground",-λογία, -logia) is one of two main divisions of soil science, the other being pedology.

Hans Jenny (pedologist)

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Hans Jenny (7 February 1899 – 9 January 1992) was a soil scientist and expert on pedology (the study of soil in its natural environment), particularly the processes of soil formation.

Eugene W. Hilgard

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Eugene Woldemar Hilgard (January 5, 1833, Zweibrücken, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany – January 8, 1916, Berkeley, California, United States) was a German-American expert on pedology (the study of soil resources).

Francis D. Hole

Francis Doan Hole (25 August 1913 – 15 January 2002), was an American pedologist, educator, and musician, best known for his contributions to mapping the extent of soils and their properties in the Wisconsin region and using inventive lectures and musical performances to communicate and popularize the field of soil science.

Pedogenesis

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Pedology deals with pedogenesis, soil morphology, and soil classification, while edaphology studies the way soils influence plants, fungi, and other living things.
Pedogenesis is studied as a branch of pedology, the study of soil in its natural environment.

Soil morphology

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Pedology deals with pedogenesis, soil morphology, and soil classification, while edaphology studies the way soils influence plants, fungi, and other living things.

Soil classification

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Pedology deals with pedogenesis, soil morphology, and soil classification, while edaphology studies the way soils influence plants, fungi, and other living things.

Plant

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Pedology deals with pedogenesis, soil morphology, and soil classification, while edaphology studies the way soils influence plants, fungi, and other living things.

Fungus

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Pedology deals with pedogenesis, soil morphology, and soil classification, while edaphology studies the way soils influence plants, fungi, and other living things.

Pedosphere

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Soil is not only a support for vegetation, but it is also the pedosphere, the locus of numerous interactions between climate (water, air, temperature), soil life (micro-organisms, plants, animals) and its residues, the mineral material of the original and added rock, and its position in the landscape.

Climate

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Soil is not only a support for vegetation, but it is also the pedosphere, the locus of numerous interactions between climate (water, air, temperature), soil life (micro-organisms, plants, animals) and its residues, the mineral material of the original and added rock, and its position in the landscape.

Soil life

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Soil is not only a support for vegetation, but it is also the pedosphere, the locus of numerous interactions between climate (water, air, temperature), soil life (micro-organisms, plants, animals) and its residues, the mineral material of the original and added rock, and its position in the landscape.

Mineral

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Soil is not only a support for vegetation, but it is also the pedosphere, the locus of numerous interactions between climate (water, air, temperature), soil life (micro-organisms, plants, animals) and its residues, the mineral material of the original and added rock, and its position in the landscape.

Rock (geology)

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Soil is not only a support for vegetation, but it is also the pedosphere, the locus of numerous interactions between climate (water, air, temperature), soil life (micro-organisms, plants, animals) and its residues, the mineral material of the original and added rock, and its position in the landscape.

Agronomy

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Soil users (such as agronomists) showed initially little concern in the dynamics of soil.

Sustainable development

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They understand that the current balance is fragile and that only a thorough knowledge of its history makes it possible to ensure its sustainable use.

Hydrosphere

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