The presence of Endosalic Gleysols is further associated with the influence of estuarine and fluviomarine
deposits, in this case due to the salic and sulfuric features in the subsurface horizons.
The prevailing soils in the area are Latosols and Cambisols and the natural vegetation is classified as contact between Caatinga and Seasonal Forest and Pioneer Formations with Fluviomarine
It focuses on the explanation of the soil behavior mechanisms due to the desiccation and flora-soil interaction phenomena and thanks to the fluviomarine origin of the sediments, on the water to salt stress behavior.
The sediments have fluviomarine origin and were deposited up to +3 m asl which was the maximum level reached by the sea during this period.
These are the Akata Formation, which is predominantly shale and clay; the Agbada Formation which is generally fluviatile and fluviomarine
, and the Benin Formation, constituting a continental deposit of sand and gravel (Murat, 1971).
2009) are used to refer to coastal ecosystems on the periphery of fluviomarine
plains in arid and semi-arid estuaries.
Geologically, the study area comprises of alluvium, sandy clay, silt and fluviomarine