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X-ray Computed Micro-Tomography Indices of Soil Microstructure within a Tree-Based Intercropping System

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dc.contributor.advisor Heck, Richard
dc.contributor.author Jefferies, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-15T14:23:01Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-15T14:23:01Z
dc.date.copyright 2014-08
dc.date.created 2014-09-12
dc.date.issued 2014-09-15
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/8468
dc.description.abstract X-ray computed micro-tomography surface soil microstructural indices associated with a 25-year-old tree-based intercropping (TBI) system and an adjacent sole-cropped conventional agricultural system at the University of Guelph’s Agroforestry Research Station were investigated spatially and temporally. At the level of observation of this analysis, tree species have little effect on X-ray μCT measured void characteristics. Void phase parameters between the TBI and solecrop systems were similar due to the same agricultural management adopted in both cropping areas. However, there was a very strong indication of void phase parameters change with time. Ultimately, void phase parameters and soil matrix radiodensity variability appear to be dynamic and difficult to understand at a system level as they’re influenced by many variables. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject soil en_US
dc.subject X-ray computed tomography en_US
dc.subject tree-based intercropping en_US
dc.title X-ray Computed Micro-Tomography Indices of Soil Microstructure within a Tree-Based Intercropping System en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Environmental Sciences en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department School of Environmental Sciences en_US
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