Preferences help
enabled [disable] Abstract
Number of results
2017 | 50 | 1 |
Article title

Sand Removal from Sandstone Cliffs as the Main Factor Influencing Properties of Organic Soils – a Case Study of Transitional Bog in the Stołowe Mountains

Title variants
Languages of publication
With this paper we investigate the effect of sand contribution to organic soils and direct influence of this process on the physical and physicochemical properties on the example of transitional bog in the Stołowe Mountains (the Central Sudetes), which was periodically covered by sand material from sandstone cliffs weathering. Field survey and soil sampling were conducted in August 2015 in the area of Białe Skały. Soil material for laboratory analysis was collected from three peat cores, while soil samples were collected from each soil horizon distinguished in each core. Obtained results indicate the great impact of mineral material admixture on soil properties, both physicochemical and chemical. Recorded values of each soil parameter in the organic horizons adjacent to the mineral interlayers differ considerably from those obtained in the soil profile free of sand admixtures. Preliminary study of soil cover of transitional bog will allow correct planning of palaeoecological research about genesis and evolution of this peatland. 
Physical description
30 - 08 - 2017
  • [1] Bojko, O., Kabala, C., 2014. Loss-on-Ignition as an Estimate of Total Organic Carbon in Mountain Soils. Polish Journal of Soil Science, 47, 2: 71–79.
  • [2] Bogacz, A., 2005. Właściwości i stan przeobrażenia wybranych gleb organicznych Sudetów. Zeszyty Naukowe AR we Wrocławiu. Wyd. AR Wrocław, pp. 145.
  • [3] Bogacz, A., Roszkowicz, M., 2010. The Influence of Forest on the Changes of Organic Soils Properties in the Marginal Part of the Krągłe Mokradło Peatland (Stołowe Mountains National Park). Roczniki Gleboznawcze – Soil Science Annual, 61, 2: 15–20, (in Polish, with an English abstract).
  • [4] Bogacz, A., Rutkowska, H., 2010. Organic Soils in the Valley Areas of the Stołowe Mountains National Park. Roczniki Gleboznawcze – Soil Science Annual, 61, 4: 15–25.
  • [5] Duszyński, F., Migoń, P., Kasprzak, M., 2016. Underground Erosion and Sand Removal from a Sandstone Tableland, Stołowe Mountains, SW Poland. Catena, 147: 1–15, 1016/j.catena.2016.06.032
  • [6] Gałka, B., Łabaz, B., Bogacz, A., Bojko, O., Kabala, C., 2014. Conversion of Norway Spruce Forests Will Reduce Organic Carbon Pools in the Mountains Soils of SW Poland. Geoderma, 213: 287–295,
  • [7] Glina, B., Bogacz, A., Bojko, O., Kordyjarek, M., 2013. Diversity of Soils in the Peatland Located on Slope Near Karłów (Stołowe Mountains National Park). EPISTEME , 18, 3: 287–296.
  • [8] Glina, B., Malkiewicz, M., Mendyk, Ł., Bogacz, A., Woźniczka, P., 2017. Human Affected Disturbances in Vegetation Cover and Peatland Development in the Late Holocene Recorded in Shallow Mountain Peatlands (Central Sudetes, SW Poland). Boreas, 46, 2: 294–307,
  • [9] Glina, B., Bogacz, A., Woźniczka, P., 2016a. Nitrogen Mineralization in Forestry Drained Peatland Soils in the Stołowe Mountains National Park (Central Sudetes Mts). Soil Science Annual, 67, 2: 3–11, 1515/ssa-2016-0009
  • [10] Glina, B., Bogacz, A., Gulyás, M., Zawieja, B., Gajewski, P., Kaczmarek, Z., 2016b. The Effect of Long-Term Forestry Drainage on the Current State of Peatland Soils: A Case Study from the Central Sudetes, SW Poland. Mires and Peat, 18, 21: 1–11, 19189/MaP.2016.OMB.239
  • [11] Glina, B., Bogacz, A., 2016. Selected Issues Relating to Classification of Mountain Organic Soils in Poland According to the Polish Soil Classification 2011. Soil Science Annual, 67, 4: 185–189, 1515/ssa-2016-0023
  • [12] IUSS Working Group WR B, 2015. World Reference Base for Soil Resources 2014, update 2015: International Soil Classification System for Naming Soils and Creating Legends for Soil Maps. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, p. 190.
  • [13] Joosten, H., Clarke, D., 2002. Wise Use of Mires and Peatlands – Background and Principles Including a Framework for Decision-Making. International Mire Conservation Group and International Peat Society, p. 304.
  • [14] Kabala, C., Musztyfaga, E., Galka, B., Labuńska, D., Manczynska, P. 2016. Conversion of Soil pH 1:2.5 KCl and 1:2.5 H2O to 1:5 H2O – Conclusions for Soil Management, Environmental Monitoring and International Soil Databases. Polish Journal of Environmental Studies, 25, 3: 647–653, 15244/pjoes/61549
  • [15] Laine, A.M., Leppälä, M., Tarvainen, O., Päätalo, M.L., Seppänen, R., Tolvanen, A. 2011. Restoration of Managed Pine Fens: Effect on Hydrology and Vegetation. Applied Vegetation Science, 14, 3: 340–349,
  • [16] Lynn, W.C., McKinzie, W.E., Grossman, R.B., 1974. Field Laboratory Tests for Characterization of Histosols. In: Stelly, M. (ed.), Histosols: Their Characteristics, Classification, and Use, SSSA Spec. Pub. 6 Madison, WI , pp. 11–20.
  • [17] Margielewski, W., 2006. Records of the Late Glacial – Holocene Palaeoenvironmental Changes in Landslide Forms and Deposits of the Beskid Makowski and Beskid Wyspowy Mts. Area (Polish Outer Carpathians). Folia Quaternaria, 76: 1–149.
  • [18] Margielewski, W., 2014. Torfowiska osuwiskowe polskich Karpat fliszowych jako czuły indykator zmian paleośrodowiska późnego glacjału i holocenu. Studia Limnologica et Telmatologica, 8, 1: 37–55.
  • [19] Margielewski, W., Michczyński, A., Kołaczek, P., Obidowicz, A., Pazdur, A., 2011. Record of the Meso- and Neoholocene Palaeoenvironmental Changes in the Jesionowa Landslide Peat Bog (Beskid Sądecki Mts. Polish Outer Carpathians). Geochronometria, 38, 2: 138–154,
  • [20] Nichols, D.S., Boelter, D.H., 1984. Fiber Size Distribution, Bulk Density, and Ash Content of Peats in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. Soil Science Society of American Journal, 48: 1320–1328, http://dx/ 10.2136/sssaj1984.03615995004800060024x
  • [21] Okruszko, H., 1971. Określenie ciężaru właściwego gleb hydrogenicznych na podstawie zawartości w nich części mineralnych. Wiadomości IMUZ . 10, 1: 47–54.
  • [22] Otop, I., Miszuk, B., 2011. Air Temperature Differentiation in Relation to Relief Characteristic of the Stołowe Mountains National Park. In: Chodak, T., Kabała, C., Kaszubkiewicz, J., Migoń, P.,Wojewoda, J. (eds.), Geo-Ecological Conditions of the Stołowe Mountains National Park. Wind, Wrocław, pp. 183–190 (in Polish, with an English abstract).
  • [23] Polish Soil Classification (Systematyka gleb Polski), 2011. Roczniki Gleboznawcze – Soil Science Annual, 62, 3: 1–193 (in Polish with an English abstract).
  • [24] Soil Science Society of Poland. 2017. Fieldguide for Soil Description. Warszawa, p. 49.
  • [25] Wojewoda, J., Białek, D., Bucha, M., Głuszyński, A., Gotowała, R., Krawczewski, J., Schutty, B., 2011. Geology of the Góry Stołowe National Park – Selected Issues. In: Chodak, T., Kabała, C., Kaszubkiewicz, J., Migoń, P., Wojewoda, J. (eds.), Geo-Ecological Conditions of the Stołowe Mountains National Park. Wind, Wrocław, pp. 53–96 (in Polish, with an English abstract).
  • [26] Wüst-Galley, C., Mössinger, E., Leifeld, J., 2016. Loss of the soil Carbon Storage Function
  • of Drained Forested Peatlands. Mires and Peat, 18, 07: 1–22,
  • [27] Zinck, J.A., Garcia, F., 2011. Tepui Peatlands: Settings and Features. In: Zinck, J.A., Huber, O. (eds.), Peatlands of the Western Guayana Highlands, Venezuela. Elsevier, the Netherlands, pp. 98–127,
  • [28] Van Reeuwijk, L.P., 2002. Procedures for Soil Analysis. 6th ed. ISRIC, Wageningen, the Netherlands.
Document Type
Publication order reference
YADDA identifier
JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.