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Redoximorphic Features Induced by Organic Amendments and Simulated Wetland Hydrology

dc.contributor.advisorRabenhorst, Martin Cen_US
dc.contributor.authorGray, Adam Lincolnen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-03T05:37:27Z
dc.date.available2010-07-03T05:37:27Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/10467
dc.description.abstractDuring wetland construction, it is common to add organic amendments to the soil, although little research has evaluated the effects of organic additions on the development of redoximorphic features. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of adding different types of organic materials, using different methods of incorporation, on the formation of redoximorphic features under hydric soil conditions. Five types of organic materials were incorporated into soil cores lacking redoximorphic features, using three incorporation methods. Cores were established as mesocosms in a controlled greenhouse environment or transplanted into a natural wetland. Mesocosms were periodically dissected and examined for newly formed redoximorphic features. The method of incorporating organic materials had a significant influence on the development of redoximorphic features, but the type of organic material had no significant effect. Organic materials should be concentrated into deeper zones during wetland construction to maximize development of redoximorphic features.en_US
dc.titleRedoximorphic Features Induced by Organic Amendments and Simulated Wetland Hydrologyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentPlant Science and Landscape Architecture (PSLA)en_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEnvironmental Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledAgriculture, Soil Scienceen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEngineering, Environmentalen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledhydric soilen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledorganic materialen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledredoxen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledredoximorphic featuresen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledsoil morphologyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledwetland constructionen_US


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