What are pedogenesis?


Pedogenesis (from the Greek: 'pedo- or pedon' meaning 'soil, earth' and genesis meaning 'origin, birth') is the science and study of the processes that lead to the formation of soil (soil evolution) and first explored by the Russian geologist Vasily Dokuchaev (1846 – 1903), the so-called grandfather of soil science, who determined that soil formed over time as a consequence of climatic, mineral and biological processes which he demonstrated using the soil forming equation:

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