The Soils of Taiwan

  • Zueng-Sang Chen
  • Zeng-Yei Hseu
  • Chen-Chi Tsai

Part of the World Soils Book Series book series (WSBS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Zueng-Sang Chen, Zeng-Yei Hseu, Chen-Chi Tsai
    Pages 1-10
  3. Zueng-Sang Chen, Zeng-Yei Hseu, Chen-Chi Tsai
    Pages 11-23
  4. Zueng-Sang Chen, Zeng-Yei Hseu, Chen-Chi Tsai
    Pages 25-34
  5. Zueng-Sang Chen, Zeng-Yei Hseu, Chen-Chi Tsai
    Pages 35-54
  6. Zueng-Sang Chen, Zeng-Yei Hseu, Chen-Chi Tsai
    Pages 55-62
  7. Zueng-Sang Chen, Zeng-Yei Hseu, Chen-Chi Tsai
    Pages 63-72
  8. Zueng-Sang Chen, Zeng-Yei Hseu, Chen-Chi Tsai
    Pages 73-82
  9. Zueng-Sang Chen, Zeng-Yei Hseu, Chen-Chi Tsai
    Pages 83-94
  10. Zueng-Sang Chen, Zeng-Yei Hseu, Chen-Chi Tsai
    Pages 95-109
  11. Zueng-Sang Chen, Zeng-Yei Hseu, Chen-Chi Tsai
    Pages 111-124
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 125-127

About this book

Introduction

Taiwan is located at the convergent boundary between the Philippine Sea plate and the continental margin of the Eurasian plate. The collision by oblique plate convergence began at around 5 to 6 million years and is ongoing with  continual crustal shortening and widespread seismic activities. As a result Taiwan has very diverse environmental conditions and consists of five geologic provinces from west to east namely the coastal plain, western foothills, central range, longitudinal valley and coastal range.  Besides this there is also  the elevation change from sea level to about 4000 meter above sea level.

This book presents a comprehensive and up-to-date overview on the soils of Taiwan which includes sections on soil research, history, climate, geology, geomorphology, major soil types, soil maps, soil properties, soil classification, soil fertility, land use and vegetation, soil management, soils and humans, soils and industry as well as future soil issues.

It summarizes what is known about the soils in Taiwan in a concise and highly reader-friendly way which makes this latest volume in the World Soil series accessible to a broad audience.

Keywords

Taiwan soil soil degradation soil erosion soil resources

Authors and affiliations

  • Zueng-Sang Chen
    • 1
  • Zeng-Yei Hseu
    • 2
  • Chen-Chi Tsai
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural ChemistryNational Taiwan UniversityThe Soils of TaiwanTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Environmental Science and EngineeringNational Pingtung University of Science and TechnologyPingtungTaiwan
  3. 3.Department of Natural ResourcesNational I-Lan UniversityI-LanTaiwan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9726-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-9725-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-9726-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-1255
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-1263
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