A Look at Soils in Urban Areas

@inproceedings{Bartens2012ALA,
  title={A Look at Soils in Urban Areas},
  author={Julia Bartens and Nick Basta and Sally Brown and Craig G. Cogger and Bruce I. Dvorak and Britt Fau and James L. Urban},
  year={2012}
}
Cities are often thought of as concrete jungles. Yet under all of the concrete exists a whole lot of soil—complex mixtures of minerals, water, air, and organic matter that perform many critical ecosystem functions. As our world becomes increasingly urbanized, the importance of studying these soils is coming to be recognized both from a purely scientific perspective and as a tool for sustainability in urban environments. SSSA is in the process of forming an Urban Soils Task Force, which will… CONTINUE READING

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