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Revista Chapingo Serie Ciencias Forestales y del Ambiente
Volume XX, issue 2, May - August 2014
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SOFTWARE PARA LA EVALUACIÓN DE LAS FUNCIONES AMBIENTALES DE LOS SUELOS (Assofu)
SOFTWARE Assofu TO ASSESS ENVIRONMENTAL SOIL FUNCTIONS

Ángeles Gallegos-Tavera; Francisco Bautista; Oscar Álvarez

http://dx.doi.org/10.5154/r.rchscfa.2012.11.060

Received: 09-11-2012

Accepted: 19-06-2014

Available online: / pages.237-249

 

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  • descriptionAbstract

    The interpretive analysis of soil functions is essential for its proper use and handling. The evaluation of these soil functions evolved from the theoretical to the practical with the outlines of the method “Technique for soil evaluation and categorization for natural and anthropogenic soils”. On other hand, the soil interpretive models oriented to agriculture and environmental objectives, such as MicroLEIS DSS (Land evaluation decision support system for agricultural soil protection) have been the most used in the world, however, few models of soil functions are included in software so its manual handling can lead to errors and inaccuracies. The aim of this work was the development of a software system includes the advantages and benefits of MicroLEIS DSS and TUSEC models considering a more user-friendly. Assofu software stored as input the properties of soil profiles, and based on this information systematized assessments applying soil functions.

    Keyworks: Interpretative analysis of soils, soil-ecological assessment, soil profile, database.
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  • starCite article

    Gallegos-Tavera, Á., Bautista, F., &  Álvarez, O. (2014).  SOFTWARE Assofu TO ASSESS ENVIRONMENTAL SOIL FUNCTIONS. Revista Chapingo Serie Ciencias Forestales y del Ambiente, XX(2), 237-249. http://dx.doi.org/10.5154/r.rchscfa.2012.11.060