Diversity of the soil cover in the natural Tilio-Carpinetum stachyetosum in the Białowieża forest
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Department of Soil Science, Nicholas Copernicus University, Gagarina 9, 87-100 Toruń, Poland
Publication date: 2020-06-15
Acta Agroph. 2001, (50), 7–16
Natural variability of pseudogley forest soils in the Białowieża National Park was characterised on the basis of five soil exposures. Two of them were located in a water-logged site, one in a mound one in a patch with dominance of deciduous trees, and one in a spruce biogrup. It was found that pseudogley soils of a natural moist deciduous forest show additional differentiation in the form of characteristic micromosaics. There is a pronounced impact of the species structure in a treestand, uprooted trees and hoofed mammals on the properties of the soil cover. Changes resulting from the above biotic factors were observed in all the analysed physical, physico-chemical and chemical soil parameters.