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Short Soil Reading- Glossary
A glossary of terms for the short soil reading by Ernest Callenback (from Ecology- a Pocket Guide)
Terms in this set (8)
The place at which two or more systems meet, act on, or communicate with each other.
Rich, dark organic material formed by decay of vegetable matter, essential to soil's fertility
of, relating to, or derived from living matter.
to drip through a small opening or to filter a liquid
Cryptobiotic soil crusts are created by living organisms such as algae, cyanobacteria, and fungi. The bacteria within the soil release a gelatinous material that binds soil particles together in a dense matrix. The result is a hardened surface layer made up of both living organisms and inorganic soil matter.
a slender threadlike object or fiber, especially one found in animal or plant structures.
Processes by which rock, sand, and soil are broken down and carried away (i.e. weathering, glaciation)
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