Soils at Imaggeo: when a soil is born


Artemi Cerdà, University of Valencia, Valencia – Spain

Mosses on granite rock initiate the soil development, by Artemi Cerdà. Click to see the original picture at Imaggeo.

Soil development is based on the weathering of rocks and the deposition and decomposition of litter and roots, which are the main source or soil organic matter. Mosses are one of the key actors on those processes, as they are present at the initial stages of pedogenesis.

This post was also published simultaneously in the EGU Blog Network.

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