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Classification of tropical lowland peats revisited : The case of Sarawak

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

VELOO, R.
Tradewind Plantations Berhad, Kuala Lumpur, Malaisie
Tradewind Plantations Berhad, Kuala Lumpur, Malaisie
Param Agricultural Soil Survey, Selangor, Malaisie
VAN RANST, E.
Dept. of Geology and Soil Science, Ghent univ., Gent, Belgique


Description :
Classification systems based on Keys to Soil Taxonomy and the World Reference Base for Soil Resources (WRB) although universal are believed to be more suitable for temperate peats. This study compares these classification systems with the latest Malaysian classification system for classifying and characterising tropical peats. The results showed that the latest Malaysian classification system has an advantage for classifying and characterising tropical peats. This latest classification describes well the presence of decomposed and undecomposed wood, which is a distinct feature of tropical peat. It is highlighted that both the Soil Taxonomy and the WRB classification can possibly be improved to also describe tropical peats by adopting some of the criteria of Malaysian classification.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Catena (Giessen), issn : 0341-8162, 2014, n°. 118, p. 179-185, nombre de pages : 7, Références bibliographiques : 24 ref.

Date :
2014

Editeur :
Pays édition : Allemagne, Cremlingen-Destedt, Catena

Langue :
Anglais
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