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Title: Towards a quantitative classification of soil nutrient regimes in British Columbia : comparison of regional studies
Author: Klinka, Karel; Varga, Pal; Chourmouzis, Christine
Subject Keywords Classification;West coast hemlock;Engelmann spruce - subalpine fir zone;Mountain hemlock;Sub-boreal spruce;Site quality;Soil nutrient regime;Soil moisture regime;Soil nutrients;Western hemlock
Issue Date: 1999
Publicly Available in cIRcle 2008-04-23
Publisher Forest Sciences Department, University of British Columbia
Series/Report no. Scientia Silvica extension series, 1209-952X, no. 25
Abstract: The three major components in the site classification of the biogeoclimatic ecosystem classification system are: climatic regimes, soil moisture regimes (SMRs) and soil nutrient regimes (SNRs). Both SMRs and SNRs can be identified in the field using soil characteristics and indicator plants. In the case of SMRs a quantitative classification was also developed that allow comparison of SMRs in different subzones. However, similar quantitative classification has not yet been developed for SNRs. This pamphlet summarizes and compares the results of several regional studies conducted in different biogeclimatic zones. Each of theses studies aimes to develop a quantitative SNR classification (Table 1). The comparison will examine: (1) how well the field-based classification matches quantitative classification, and (2) which direct measures distinguish best between field-identified SNRs.
Affiliation: Forest Sciences, Dept of
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/764
Peer Review Status: Peer-Reviewed

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