Australian Soil and Land Survey Field Handbook

Contains significant changes to the Vegetation chapter and revisions to the Location chapter bringing it up-to-date with the use of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and changes to the Substrate chapter relating to the regolith.

Author: National Committee on Soil and Terrain (Australia)

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780643093959

Category: Technology & Engineering

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The Australian Soil and Land Survey Field Handbook specifies methods, standards and terminology used in soil and land survey investigations related to practical problems of land use and the scientific study of land and soil.

Australian Soil and Land Survey

This handbook specifies methods, standards and terminology for the description of sites in the field.

Author: Ronald C. McDonald

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89065377160

Category: Land use surveys

Page: 190

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This handbook specifies methods, standards and terminology for the description of sites in the field. It provides Australia with one set of definitions and has been designed for field use. This edition has been revised and contains a number of new sections. The book is aimed at students and educators in soil science, geography, ecology, agriculture, forestry, resource management, planning, landscape architecture and engineering.

Australian Soil and Land Survey Field Handbook

and land survey field handbook. J. Walker and M.S. Hopkins were invited to contribute the section on vegetation. The first draft was based largely on similar handbooks, namely: Soil survey manual s� (Soil Survey Staff 1951) ...

Author: National Committee on Soil and Terrain,

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780643098619

Category: Science

Page: 264

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The Australian Soil and Land Survey Field Handbook specifies methods and terminology for soil and land surveys. It has been widely used throughout Australia, providing one reference set of definitions for the characterisation of landform, vegetation, land surface, soil and substrate. The book advocates that a comprehensive suite of land and soil attributes be recorded in a uniform manner. This approach is more useful than the allocation of land or soil to preconceived types or classes. The third edition includes revised chapters on location and vegetation as well as some new landform elements. These updates have been guided by the National Committee on Soil and Terrain, a steering committee comprising representatives from key federal, state and territory land resource assessment agencies. Essential reading for all professionals involved in land resource surveys, this book will also be of value to students and educators in soil science, geography, ecology, agriculture, forestry, resource management, planning, landscape architecture and engineering.

Guidelines for Surveying Soil and Land Resources

Beattie JA, Gunn RH (1988) Field operations of soil and land resource surveys. In 'Australian soil and land survey handbook: guidelines for conducting surveys.' (Eds RH Gunn, JA Beattie, RE Reid and RHM van de Graaff.) ...

Author: Neil McKenzie

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780643090910

Category: Science

Page: 557

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Provides guidelines to promote the development and implementation of consistent methods and standards for conducting soil and land resource surveys in Australia.

Guidelines for Surveying Soil and Land Resources

Isbell RF, McDonald WSM, Ashton LJ (1997) 'Concepts and rationale of the Australian soil classification.' Australian Collaborative Land ... In 'Australian soil and land survey: field handbook (2nd edn).' (Eds RC McDonald, RF Isbell, ...

Author: NJ McKenzie

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780643099050

Category: Science

Page: 576

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Guidelines for Surveying Soil and Land Resources promotes the development and implementation of consistent methods and standards for conducting soil and land resource surveys in Australia. These surveys are primarily field operations that aim to identify, describe, map and evaluate the various kinds of soil or land resources in specific areas. The advent of geographic information systems, global positioning systems, airborne gamma radiometric remote sensing, digital terrain analysis, simulation modelling, efficient statistical analysis and internet-based delivery of information has dramatically changed the scene in the past two decades. As successor to the Australian Soil and Land Survey Handbook: Guidelines for Conducting Surveys, this authoritative guide incorporates these new methods and techniques for supporting natural resource management. Soil and land resource surveyors, engineering and environmental consultants, commissioners of surveys and funding agencies will benefit from the practical information provided on how best to use the new technologies that have been developed, as will professionals in the spatial sciences such as geomorphology, ecology and hydrology.

The Australian Soil Classification

This third edition of The Australian Soil Classification includes updates from a working group of the National Committee on Soil and Terrain (NCST).

Author: R. F. Isbell

Publisher:

ISBN: 1486314775

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The Australian Soil Classification provides a framework for organising knowledge about Australian soils by allocating soils to classes via a key. Since its publication in 1996, this book has been widely adopted and formally endorsed as the official national system. It has provided a means of communication among scientists and land managers and has proven to be of particular value in land resource survey and research programs, environmental studies and education. Classification is a basic requirement of all science and needs to be periodically revised as knowledge increases. This third edition of The Australian Soil Classification includes updates from a working group of the National Committee on Soil and Terrain (NCST). The main change in this edition accommodates new knowledge and understanding of the significance, nature, distribution and refined testing for soils comprising deep sands, leading to the inclusion of a new Order, the Arenosols. The introduction of the Arenosols Order led to a review and changes to Calcarosols, Tenosols and Rudosols. The Australian Soil Classification is Volume 4 in the Australian Soil and Land Survey Handbook Series.

Restoring Natural Areas in Australia

Adapted from The National Committee on Soil and Terrain 2009 Australian Soil and Land Survey Field Handbook, CSIRO Publishing www.publish.csiro.au/pid/5230.htm.) The easiest way to determine the cover characteristic is the 'crown cover' ...

Author: Robin Buchanan

Publisher: NSW Agriculture

ISBN: 9781742561912

Category: Reference

Page: 150

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A new, practical handbook for managing natural areas. Written by Robin Buchanan, TAFE teacher and author of the classic text 'Bush Regeneration'. A lavishly illustrated 264 page colour publication covering all aspects of managing natural area restoration projects. Includes resilience, mapping, describing and assessing vegetation. Techniques for managing weeds, fire and responding to climate change.