Pedology and Land Evaluation

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ERTH233 or ERTH234 or EARTH221


This paper comprises two parts that provide the fundamentals of pedology and examine its role in land-use related issues and land management. Part (1): the stratigraphy of soils, their formation and classification in New Zealand; the occurrence and variability spatially of soils, and how they can be mapped using classical and digital techniques including the use of geostatistics. Part (2): land evaluation, the interpretation of soil and land data in forms applicable to land-use planning and management.

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