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Soil, 1. Definition, Function, and Utilization of Soil

  1. Stephen Nortcliff1,
  2. Herwig Hulpke2,
  3. Claus G. Bannick3,
  4. Konstantin Terytze3,
  5. Gerhard Knoop2,
  6. Michael Bredemeier4,
  7. Hubert Schulte-Bisping5

Published Online: 15 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/14356007.b07_613.pub3

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

How to Cite

Nortcliff, S., Hulpke, H., Bannick, C. G., Terytze, K., Knoop, G., Bredemeier, M. and Schulte-Bisping, H. 2011. Soil, 1. Definition, Function, and Utilization of Soil. Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Reading, Department of Soil Science, Reading, United Kingdom

  2. 2

    Bayer AG, WV Umweltschutz, Leverkusen, Germany

  3. 3

    Umweltbundesamt, Berlin, Germany

  4. 4

    Universität Göttingen, Forschungszentrum Waldökosysteme, Göttingen, Germany

  5. 5

    Universität Göttingen, Institut für Bodenkunde, Göttingen, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 OCT 2011

Abstract

The article contains sections titled:

1.Definition
2.Ecological and Political Aspects of Soil Protection
3.Function and Utilization of Soil
3.1.Soil Ecosystems
3.1.1.Introduction
3.1.2.Ecological Soil Functions
3.1.2.1.Regulating Functions
3.1.2.2.Habitat Function for Organisms in and upon the Soil
3.1.3.Productive Function
3.1.3.1.Agriculture
3.1.3.2.Forestry
3.1.4.Other Soil Functions
3.1.4.1.Utilization of Wastes
3.1.4.2.Raw Material Deposits
3.2.Land Utilization and Soil Destruction (Statistics)
3.2.1.Introduction
3.2.2.Land Utilization
3.2.3.Soil Destruction
3.2.4.Forecast