MEDITERRANEAN ANALOGS OF CALIFORNIA SOIL VEGETATION TYPES
CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY BERKELEY
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Analogies have been established between Soil-Vegetation types in Italy and Greece to those in California on the basis of field observations. Consistent changes in soil and vegetation properties were observed as sequences with elevation change on typical rock types. These were considered to be consistent with the concept of the Soil Catena, and this concept is expanded to include vegetation in a Soil-Vegetation Catena. At any location local mosaics of soil-vegetation types were found in which the general background of soil and vegetation conformed with the position of the area in a Soil-Vegetation Catena or sequence and numerous local types occurred related to disturbance, degree of slope and erosion, seepage water, and changes in geologic type.
- Soil Mechanics