Agrochemical State and Vertical Organization of Alluviated Soils of Saint Petersburg’s 300th Anniversary Park, Russia

Ivan Alekseev, Evgeny Abakumov, Ekaterina Maksimova

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Abstract

Saint Petersburg is characterized by using of alluviated artificial areas in urban planning due to limited spatial resources for residential and recreational functional zones. The study is aimed to specification of agrochemical state and vertical organization of alluviated soils of 300 th Anniversary park. Soil diagnostics revealed that studied soil referred to Urbic Technosols. pH values, both acidity forms and basal respiration profile distribution are complicated due to inhomogeneity of soil mass and developing stages of the soil profiles. Agrochemical state of soils is quite favorable for sustainable development of plant cover. Unfavorable events, which are expressed in plants extinction, do not connect with agrochemical composition of soils. However, vertical organization of studied alluviated soils is very complicated, which reduces the effectiveness of using fertilizers. Apparent electrical resistivity values are increasing gradually in all the studied key plots. This was mainly connected with decreasing of gravitational water content within the soil depth. It was also found the main trend in changes of modeled resistivity values (ZondIp software) is sharp increasing on the border of humus enriched horizon and transported ground of building waste material.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreen Technologies and Infrastructure to Enhance Urban Ecosystem Services
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Smart and Sustainable Cities Conference 2018
Editors Vasenev, E Dovletyarova, Z Cheng, R Valentini, C Calfapietra
PublisherSpringer
Pages76-87
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-16090-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020

Publication series

NameSpringer Geography
PublisherSPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG
ISSN (Print)2194-315X

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Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Urban Studies

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Alekseev, I., Abakumov, E., & Maksimova, E. (2020). Agrochemical State and Vertical Organization of Alluviated Soils of Saint Petersburg’s 300th Anniversary Park, Russia. In Vasenev, E. Dovletyarova, Z. Cheng, R. Valentini, & C. Calfapietra (Eds.), Green Technologies and Infrastructure to Enhance Urban Ecosystem Services: Proceedings of the Smart and Sustainable Cities Conference 2018 (pp. 76-87). (Springer Geography). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-16091-3_11