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E3 Journal of Environmental Research and Management

E3 Journal of Environmental Research and Management Vol. 4 (5) pp. 0249-0252, June 2013; © E3 Journals; ISSN 2141-7466

Investigating central Iran pedodiversity and its relation to soil evolution

Khaled zaeri 1 * , Norair toomanian 1 * , sadegh hazbavi 1 * , jasem toameh zadeh 1 * , jalal mousavi 1 *
1 payam noor university,susangerd branch, khouzestan,Iran
2 Assisstant prof. Isfahan Agricultural and Natural Resources Research Center, Amireh Town, Isfahan, Iran. P.O. Box:81748-35117
3 parks and green field organization ,Ahwaz municipality,khouzestan,Iran
4 Msc student, Department of Soil Science, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, khouzestan, Iran
5 payam noor university,susangerd branch, khouzestan,Iran
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Accepted 4 May 2013


To determine the diversity of soil and its relation with soil evolution, Hassan Abad area from central part of Isfahan province was studied. Initial study involved stereoscopic interpretation of aerial photos and differentiation of landform patterns. This interpretation was done based on geomorphic viewpoint and Shannon index was used to determine pedodiversity and this was related to evolution of soils in each separated geomorphic unit. It was found that pi121 unit have lowest diversity index therefore the soils belonging to this unit are young and undeveloped. The pi123 unit have higher diversity index therefore soils belonging to this unit are elder and more developed. In this study it was found that with running this technique we are able to monitor soil evolution and investigate soil age with lowest facilities and cost. Bases used in this study can be used by soil scientist for land management activities also these can be used by biology scientist to help them to interpretation of the complexity the nature.

Keywords: Pedodiversity, Geomorphic unit, Soil development, Shannon index

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