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ped·o·gen·e·sis 1

The process of soil formation.

pe·do·gen·e·sis 2


pe′do·ge·net′ic (-jə-nĕt′ĭk) adj.


(ˌpɛdəʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk) or


(Geological Science) of, relating to, or involving pedogenesis
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At the 'big picture' level, there are two important published frameworks that have provided, for more than fifty years, the 'soil 101' conceptual frameworks for soil diversity and soil dynamics: the 'Clorpt' equation of Jenny (1941) and the pedogenetic theory of Simonson (1959).
Pedogenetic changes in the quantity and distribution of textural and chemical soil constituents during thirty years.
However, the area typically has considerable differences in its characteristics, especially in regard to soil type, due to pedogenetic processes and factors of soil formation (SOUZA et al.
The dominant pedogenetic processes that formed the soils were the following: structure formation, organic matter accumulation, loss of bases and acidification, desilication, fast weathering, and the formation of noncrystalline (short-range order) minerals and gibbsite.
After biological rehabilitation, it can develop into a soil as a result of contemporary pedogenetic processes that take place under direct human observation.
Micromorphological analysis of sediment samples suggests pedogenetic transformation of loess deposits with a possible dung component.
At the end of the 1990s we carried out recurrent studies in some areas of the International Biological Programme to establish contemporary pedogenetic changes in several soil types (Reintam 1999, 2000, 2001a).
These authors recommended using second or higher order polynomial equations with great caution because the resulting complex curves cannot confidently be linked to any pedogenetic theory.
Degree of weathering and pedogenetic implications Since both sites have closely similar climate and natural vegetation, the chemical characteristic of the parent material and relief appear to be the dominant factors that influenced the characteristics and formation of the two soils.