Humusica 2, article 10: Histic humus systems and forms - Key of classification1

Augusto Zanella*, Rein de Waal, Bas van Delft, Jean François Ponge, Chiara Ferronato, Maria De Nobili, Renée Claire Le Bayon, Anna Andreetta, Raimo Kõlli

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This paper corresponds to an illustrated field key of classification of Histic humipedon. Vocabulary and diagnostic horizon definitions are in Humusica 2, article 9. The process of classification can follow a step by step way or simply be realised choosing the right diagnostic horizon on a table and composing the whole profile as in a game of construction. Examples of real profiles are given for comparison with the ones people can find in the field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-161
JournalApplied Soil Ecology
Issue number2
Early online date2017
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018


  • Histic humus
  • Histic humus classification
  • Humus
  • Humusica
  • Moor
  • Peat


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