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Pedological Studies of Subaqueous Soils as a Contribution to the Protection of Seagrass Meadows in Brazil

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Nobrega, Gabriel Nuto [1] ; Romero, Danilo Jefferson [1] ; Otero, Xose Luis [2] ; Ferreira, Tiago Osorio [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Escola Super Agr Luiz Queiroz, Dept Ciencia Solo, Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Santiago de Compostela, Fac Biol, Dept Edafol & Quim Agr, Santiago De Compostela - Spain
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Revista Brasileira de Ciência do Solo; v. 42, 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 0

ABSTRACT: Seagrass meadows are considered one of the most important and valuable ecosystems on the planet, but also one of the most threatened. Missing knowledge about their existence and their subtidal nature are the main reasons for the lack of information about seagrass soils, especially in Brazil and other tropical areas. This study discussed the paradoxical lack of information about subaqueous soils, with a view to stimulate research on soil properties of seagrass meadows. This short communication provides information about the ecosystem and first descriptions of seagrass soils along the Brazilian Coast, marked by gleyzation, sulfidization, salinization, paludization, solonization, and classified as Gleissolos tiomórficos. Pedological studies on these ecosystems provide useful tools for their management, protection, and restoration. Thus, it is fundamental that soil scientists increase their knowledge about subaqueous soils, not only as a contribution to the Brazilian Soil Classification System, but for the conservation of these ecosystems. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/11778-5 - Subaqueous soils from Brazilian seagrass beds: biogeochemistry, genesis and classification
Grantee:Gabriel Nuto Nóbrega
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 16/21026-6 - Brazilian coastal wetland soils (hypersaline tidal flats and seagrasses): soil genesis and biogeochemistry of Fe, Si and C
Grantee:Tiago Osório Ferreira
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants