Anthropogenic soils: general aspects and features

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Carmelo Dazzi
Giuseppe Lo Papa


In recent decades man's role in soil formation has become a matter of great concern among soil scientists. Man is now considered a soil-forming factor and anthrosolization is recognised as a soil-forming process that consists of a collection of geomorphic and pedological processes resulting from human activities. These human activities include deep working, intensive fertilization, the addition of extraneous materials, irrigation with sediment-rich waters and wet cultivation. In this paper we review the influence of man as a soil forming factor stressing also some peculiar aspects linked to their classification.


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Dazzi, C., & Lo Papa, G. (2015). Anthropogenic soils: general aspects and features. Ecocycles, 1(1), 3-8.