Indirect Methods

  • Wolfgang Böhm
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 33)


The high input in time and labour required to obtain information about roots in the soil by direct observation or sampling methods has led to the development of indirect study methods. They are based on the principle of determining changes in water or nutrients in different soil layers between successive sampling occasions and from these changes inferring information on the root distribution in a soil profile.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Böhm
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  1. 1.Institut für Pflanzenbau und Pflanzenzüchtung der Universität GöttingenGöttingenGermany

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