Soils of the rainforest in Central Guyana

A.J. van Kekem, J.H.M. Pulles, Z. Khan

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    A soil survey was carried out in the Mabura-Kurupukari area (Guyana) to provide basic data for decisions on sustained use of the forest. Soils of the hills and dissected erosional plains have been formed in residual rock and are shallow to deep, stonyand clayey. The dissected sedimentary plains consist of deep, excessively drained, white sands and deep, well-drained, brown loams and clays. Soil weathering and translocation of weathering products have determined the clay content of the soils of the sedimentary plains. All soils are strongly acid and nutrient-poor. Human interference in the forest ecosystem will affect the soil quality.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationWageningen
    Number of pages160
    ISBN (Print)9789039311592
    Publication statusPublished - 1996

    Publication series

    NameTropenbos - Guyana series


    • soil surveys
    • maps
    • forestry
    • land use
    • planning
    • land evaluation
    • regional planning
    • guyana

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    van Kekem, A. J., Pulles, J. H. M., & Khan, Z. (1996). Soils of the rainforest in Central Guyana. (Tropenbos - Guyana series; No. 2). Tropenbos.