The vermic features in Mediterranean soils

Autores: Garrigo Reixach, Jordi; Bech, J.
Título de la revista: ANNALS OF AGRARIAN SCIENCE
ISSN: 1512-1887
Volumen: 9
Número: 4
Páginas: 22 - 28
Fecha de publicación: 2011
This work presents a soil developed in Mediterranean climate which is evident the mesofauna activity (vermic characteristics) on the soil morphology. Its physical, chemical and mineralogical characteristics are compared with other soils in the same area but they do not have so clear signs of zoopedoturbación. The comparative analysis of these soils concludes that wildlife action is not only important from a morphological point of view, but it also influences the development of the profile now that it slows down the processes of differentiation and formation of mollic and argilic horizons, typical of the other soils in the same area. Due to the importance of the vermic characteristics on soil development, and after to do a comparative systematic between the soils in Soil Taxonomy and WRB we conclude that it would be interesting to include the vermic characteristics in the Xereps and the Cambisols respectively.