Influence of latitudinal zonality on some chemical properties of urban soils

Irina A. Martynenko*, Alexandra V. Maksimovich, Joulia L. Meshalkina, Jetse J. Stoorvogel, Aleksey M. Yaroslavtsev

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Abstract

In this study, the database of properties of urban soils was created to assess the influence of zonal features of natural factors of soils, situated in urban areas. The database contains more than 135 cities located in different natural zones all over the world from the Arctic tundra to equatorial tropics. A comparison based on two features: soil organic carbon (SOC) and water-extracted pH. A number of statistical indicators such as average value, minimum and maximum values, standard deviation, variation, correlation coefficients were calculated for each zone and feature. The analysis of the results showed that the variation in carbon content values in urban soils is significantly higher in comparison with background soils. This fact can be explained by the influence of anthropogenic factor on the processes of organic matter reduction and accumulation in the soil. At the same time the average carbon content in urban soils in most cases is much higher than in natural soil and in general, there is a trend: the difference between SOC in urban and natural soils increases to the north and gradually decreases to the south. However, a comparative analysis of soil-bioclimatic zones neither in climatic nor in facial series there is no trend can be observed. This means that the characteristics of the SOC of urban soils are not zonal and the observed trend can be explained by the intensity of human impact. The comparison of the average values of pH in the urban and natural has not shown any statistically significant difference. However the comparison of maximum values of water-extracted pH for the groups showed a clear pattern in northern hemisphere: increasing of the alkalinity in the humid and semihumid areas from the one side, and acidification in the more southern arid and semi-arid areas from the other side, that may indicate the presence of zonal trend.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMegacities 2050: Environmental Consequences of Urbanization
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the VI International Conference on Landscape Architecture to Support City Sustainable Development
EditorsV.I. Vasenev, E. Dovletyarova, Z. Chen, R. Valentini
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages41-50
ISBN (Electronic)9783319705576
ISBN (Print)9783319705569
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventVI International Conference on Landscape Architecture to Support City Sustainable Development: Megacities 2050: Environmental Consequences of Urbanization - Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 12 Sep 201614 Sep 2016

Publication series

NameSpringer Geography
ISSN (Print)2194-315X
ISSN (Electronic)2194-3168

Conference

ConferenceVI International Conference on Landscape Architecture to Support City Sustainable Development
Abbreviated titleICLASCSD 2016
CountryRussian Federation
CityMoscow
Period12/09/1614/09/16

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chemical property
trend
soil
water
tropics
Arctic
urban area
organic carbon
Values
Group
carbon
tundra
anthropogenic effect
alkalinity
acidification
Northern Hemisphere
organic matter
comparison

Keywords

  • Data base
  • pH
  • Soil organic carbon
  • Soil-ecological regions
  • Transformation of soil cover

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Martynenko, I. A., Maksimovich, A. V., Meshalkina, J. L., Stoorvogel, J. J., & Yaroslavtsev, A. M. (2018). Influence of latitudinal zonality on some chemical properties of urban soils. In V. I. Vasenev, E. Dovletyarova, Z. Chen, & R. Valentini (Eds.), Megacities 2050: Environmental Consequences of Urbanization: Proceedings of the VI International Conference on Landscape Architecture to Support City Sustainable Development (pp. 41-50). (Springer Geography). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70557-6_6
Martynenko, Irina A. ; Maksimovich, Alexandra V. ; Meshalkina, Joulia L. ; Stoorvogel, Jetse J. ; Yaroslavtsev, Aleksey M. / Influence of latitudinal zonality on some chemical properties of urban soils. Megacities 2050: Environmental Consequences of Urbanization: Proceedings of the VI International Conference on Landscape Architecture to Support City Sustainable Development. editor / V.I. Vasenev ; E. Dovletyarova ; Z. Chen ; R. Valentini. Cham : Springer, 2018. pp. 41-50 (Springer Geography).
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Martynenko, IA, Maksimovich, AV, Meshalkina, JL, Stoorvogel, JJ & Yaroslavtsev, AM 2018, Influence of latitudinal zonality on some chemical properties of urban soils. in VI Vasenev, E Dovletyarova, Z Chen & R Valentini (eds), Megacities 2050: Environmental Consequences of Urbanization: Proceedings of the VI International Conference on Landscape Architecture to Support City Sustainable Development. Springer Geography, Springer, Cham, pp. 41-50, VI International Conference on Landscape Architecture to Support City Sustainable Development, Moscow, Russian Federation, 12/09/16. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70557-6_6

Influence of latitudinal zonality on some chemical properties of urban soils. / Martynenko, Irina A.; Maksimovich, Alexandra V.; Meshalkina, Joulia L.; Stoorvogel, Jetse J.; Yaroslavtsev, Aleksey M.

Megacities 2050: Environmental Consequences of Urbanization: Proceedings of the VI International Conference on Landscape Architecture to Support City Sustainable Development. ed. / V.I. Vasenev; E. Dovletyarova; Z. Chen; R. Valentini. Cham : Springer, 2018. p. 41-50 (Springer Geography).

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Martynenko IA, Maksimovich AV, Meshalkina JL, Stoorvogel JJ, Yaroslavtsev AM. Influence of latitudinal zonality on some chemical properties of urban soils. In Vasenev VI, Dovletyarova E, Chen Z, Valentini R, editors, Megacities 2050: Environmental Consequences of Urbanization: Proceedings of the VI International Conference on Landscape Architecture to Support City Sustainable Development. Cham: Springer. 2018. p. 41-50. (Springer Geography). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70557-6_6