Jones, H. S., Lowe, D. J., Rijkse, W. C., McLay, C. D. A., & Payn, T. W. (2000). A soil-landscape model for Mahurangi Forest, Northland, New Zealand. In J. A. Adams & A. K. Metherell (Eds.), Australian and New Zealand Second Joint Soils Conference (Vol. Soil 2000: New Horizons for a New Century. Volume 2: Oral Papers, pp. 159–160). Conference held at Christchurch: New Zealand Society of Soil Science.
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Exotic plantation forestry is an important land use of both economic and environmental significance in Northland and elsewhere in New Zealand. It is therefore of considerable importance that forestlands be managed sustainably by employing approaches such as site-specific management. The establishment of site-specific forest management practices requires information regarding the distribution of key soil properties (Turvey and Poutsma, 1980). Quantitative modelling to predict key soil properties from landscape features may be an effective approach to mapping forestlands. A study investigating the efficacy of such an approach is being conducted within Mahurangi Forest, Northland, New Zealand. As a pilot to the study, a detailed qualitative soil-landscape model was developed in order to gain a greater understanding of the soil-landscape relationships and soil pattern of the area. The qualitative soil-landscape model developed in the pilot study is presented here.
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