Accession Number : AD0634096

Title :   SOILS OF THE BOREAL FOREST: A PRELIMINARY REPT.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON DEPT OF METEOROLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Larsen, James A.

Report Date : MAR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : Basic soil types and the soil-forming processes at work in the boreal forest zone of Canada are described employing as sources the publications existing in this field. Included are descriptions of the great soil groups found in the region, their differences, similarities, and genetic relationships; a general description of the chemistry of the podzolization processes; a review of the more abundant rock types from which the parent materials of the soils in the various areas are derived. Nutritional and ecological relationships of plants making up the vegetative cover on various soil types are described briefly. Included are original data from analyses of soil samples obtained during ecological and bioclimatological studies of the vegetation in areas of Ontario, Manitoba, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Keewatin, conducted by the author. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SOILS, *ECOLOGY, CANADA, CLIMATE, PLANTS(BOTANY), GEOCHEMISTRY, GEOGRAPHY, ARCTIC REGIONS.

Subject Categories : Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE