Anthropogenic and natural soils of Urban and Suburban Parks of Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Abstract

The aim of the present study was to characterize soils and soil cover of urban and suburban parks of Saint Petersburg. Soils were classified according to the Russian soil classification system and WRB 2014. The studied urban soils are characterized by alkaline pH, high concentrations of organic carbon and available phosphorous. The thickness of anthropogenic layers and soil pH were significantly different in urban and suburban parks, while soil organic carbon, available phosphorous and available potassium varied greatly even in the same profile.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationURBANIZATION: CHALLENGE AND OPPORTUNITY FOR SOIL FUNCTIONS AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES
Editors Vasenev, E Dovletyarova, Z Cheng, TV Prokofeva, JL Morel, ND Ananyeva
PublisherSpringer Nature
Pages212-220
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-89601-4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019

Publication series

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

Keywords

  • AREAS
  • Buried natural soils
  • ECOSYSTEMS
  • Saint Petersburg
  • Urban parks
  • Urban soils

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