University of Minnesota
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
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Department of Soil, Water, and Climate


Pedology research in the Department of Soil, Water, and Climate seeks to understand the relationship between soils and landscapes and their effects on land use practices. Research topics include the use of GIS and digital terrain models to understand soil-landscape relations; soil genesis and Quaternary landscape evolution; wetland soils and hydric soil interpretations; landscape-scale biogeochemistry; and development of interpretations for a variety of land uses.

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