5. Wetland soil

  1. James Sandusky Aber1,
  2. Firooza Pavri2 and
  3. Susan Ward Aber3

Published Online: 27 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118349540.ch5

Wetland environments: A Global Perspective

Wetland environments: A Global Perspective

How to Cite

Aber, J. S., Pavri, F. and Aber, S. W. (2012) Wetland soil, in Wetland environments: A Global Perspective, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118349540.ch5

Author Information

  1. 1

    Emporia State University, Kansas, USA

  2. 2

    University of Southern Maine, USA

  3. 3

    San José State University, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 19 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405198417

Online ISBN: 9781118349540



  • wetland soil, containing nutrients plants need;
  • soils, forming in two basic geomorphic situations;
  • permafrozen tundra to hyper-arid sabkha, soil traits varying;
  • saturation/reduction/redoximorphic, of wetland/hydric soil;
  • reclamation, drainage for wetland soil productive use;
  • economic advantages, in wetlands into croplands;
  • ecological consequences of wetland drainage;
  • need for a systematic soil classification system;
  • hydric soils and hydric-soil definitions, US, USDA/NRCS;
  • submerged wetland substrates


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Brief history and soil classification

  • Hydric soil criteria

  • Mineral and organic hydric soils

  • Submerged wetland substrates

  • Summary