Integrated Digital, Spatial, and Attribute Databases for Soils in Brazil

Authored by: Carlos Eduardo Pellegrino Cerri , Carlos Gustavo Tornquist , Martial Bernoux , Miguel Cooper , Gerd Sparovek , Maria de Lourdes Mendonça-Santos , Carlos Clemente Cerri

Handbook of Soil Sciences Resource Management and Environmental Impacts

Print publication date:  November  2011
Online publication date:  November  2011

Print ISBN: 9781439803073
eBook ISBN: 9781439803080
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b11268-34

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Abstract

Large-scale phenomena and impacts, discussed on a global scale under a multiperspective analysis, are increasingly on society’s agenda (Pearce and Warford, 1993). Examples directly related to soil science are (1) the expansion of agriculture to areas of tropical forest; (2) the contamination of water resources with residues of pesticides, phosphate, and nitrate used in agriculture; and (3) the degradation of soils through soil erosion (Habern, 1992; Doran et al., 1996; Doran and Safley, 1997).

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