Welcome to the website for Lin, H: Hydropedology: Synergistic Integration of Soil Science and Hydrology, 1st Edition.
Hydropedology is an emerging interdisciplinary science that integrates soil science and hydrology, along with other related bio- and geosciences. It embraces a holistic study of complex landscape–soil–water-–vegetation relationships across space and time. Hydropedology provides new perspectives to monitor, map, model, and manage precious soil and water resources. This book calls for a new era of soil research to improve the understanding and quantification of soil architecture across scales and its links to soil functions. It also emphasizes in situ soils in the landscape, where distinct pedogenic features, environmental variables, and anthropogenic impacts interact and determine the storages and fluxes of energy and mass in the real world.
Hydropedology is written for researchers, educators, students, and practitioners who are interested in the interface between pedology, soil physics, hydrology, geomorphology, geology, geophysics, geography, ecology, biogeochemistry, soil biology, and other related sciences. Those in the fields of environmental science, engineering, regulation, policy, and sustainable land use management and planning will find this book relevant to their research and work.
This unique book:
- Explains the fundamental principles of interactive hydrologic and pedologic processes across space and time.
- Includes case studies that demonstrate the need for hydropedology in a variety of environments and practical applications.
- Supports theory and model building for improving predictions and diagnosing problems in complex landscapes across geographic regions.