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All publications of “Lúcia Helena Cunha dos Anjos”

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Paleoenvironmental Characterization of a High-Mountain Environment in the Atlantic Forest in Southeastern Brazil

Eduardo Carvalho da Silva Neto, Jaqueline Jesus Santana dos Santos, Marcos Gervasio Pereira, Deyvid Diego Carvalho Maranhão, Fabiana da Costa Barros, Lúcia Helena Cunha dos Anjos


ABSTRACT: Records of changes in the phytosociological structure of vegetation can be observed more clearly in soils that have more significant accumulation of organic matter, like those occurring in high-mountain environments. The aim of this study was to characterize soils formed in high-mountain environments in the Itatiaia National Park (INP), state of Rio de Janeiro, southeastern Brazil, and to discuss the potential of preserved phytoliths as markers of vegetative history and environmental factors. Four profiles were selected, which were morphologically […]

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Prediction of Topsoil Texture Through Regression Trees and Multiple Linear Regressions

Helena Saraiva Koenow Pinheiro, Waldir de Carvalho, César da Silva Chagas, Lúcia Helena Cunha dos Anjos, Phillip Ray Owens


ABSTRACT: Users of soil survey products are mostly interested in understanding how soil properties vary in space and time. The aim of digital soil mapping (DSM) is to represent the spatial variability of soil properties quantitatively to support decision-making. The goal of this study is to evaluate DSM techniques (Regression Trees – RT and Multiple Linear Regressions – MLR) and the ability of these tools to predict mineral fraction content under a wide variability of landscapes. The study site was […]

Bulk Density Prediction for Histosols and Soil Horizons with High Organic Matter Content

Sidinei Julio Beutler, Marcos Gervasio Pereira, Wagner de Souza Tassinari, Michele Duarte de Menezes, Gustavo Souza Valladares, Lúcia Helena Cunha dos Anjos


ABSTRACT Bulk density (Bd) can easily be predicted from other data using pedotransfer functions (PTF). The present study developed two PTFs (PTF1 and PTF2) for Bd prediction in Brazilian organic soils and horizons and compared their performance with nine previously published equations. Samples of 280 organic soil horizons used to develop PTFs and containing at least 80 g kg-1 total carbon content (TOC) were obtained from different regions of Brazil. The multiple linear stepwise regression technique was applied to validate […]

Histosols in an Upper Montane Environment in the Itatiaia Plateau

Paula Fernanda Chaves Soares, Lúcia Helena Cunha dos Anjos, Marcos Gervasio Pereira, Luiz Carlos Ruiz Pessenda


ABSTRACT: Highland environments favor accumulation and preservation of soil organic matter (SOM) due to low temperatures, leading to the formation of Histosols. The Itatiaia National Park (INP), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, offers conditions for preservation of SOM deposited over time, which has led to the formation of these soils. The objective of this study was to characterize Histosols in this environment, with the premise that it may provide evidence of changes in vegetation. Organossolos (Histosols) were sampled, characterized, described, and […]

Genesis and Classification of Soils from Subtropical Mountain Regions of Southern Brazil

Denilson Dortzbach, Marcos Gervasio Pereira, Lúcia Helena Cunha dos Anjos, Ademir Fontana, Eduardo de Carvalho Silva


ABSTRACT Soils formed in high mountainous regions in southern Brazil are characterized by great accumulation of organic matter (OM) in the surface horizons and variation in the degree of development. We hypothesized that soil properties and genesis are influenced by the interaction of parent materials and climate factors, which differ depending on the location along the altitudinal gradient. The goal of this study was to characterize and classify the soil, evaluate soil distribution, and determine the interactive effects of soil-forming […]

Carbon and Nitrogen Stocks and Humic Fractions in Brazilian Organosols

Gustavo Souza Valladares, Marcos Gervasio Pereira, Vinícius de Melo Benites, Lúcia Helena Cunha dos Anjos, Adierson Gilvani Ebeling, Roni Fernandes Guareschi


ABSTRACT Despite limited geographic expression of Organosols in Brazil, their high carbon storage capacity and natural environmental vulnerability justifies further studies on C and N stocks in these soils and their relationship to the nature of organic matter. Evaluation of physical and chemical properties of organic soils and their ability to store C is important so as to develop sustainable management practices for their preservation. The objectives of the study were to measure the total organic carbon stock (OCst), total […]

Genesis and Classification of Soils Containing Carbonates in a Toposequence of the Bambuí Group

Deyvid Diego Carvalho Maranhão, Marcos Gervasio Pereira, Leonardo Santos Collier, Lúcia Helena Cunha dos Anjos, Antonio Carlos Azevedo, Rafael de Souza Cavassani


ABSTRACT The Bambuí Group, formed from siliciclastic sediments deposited on an extensive epicontinental platform at the end of the Neoproterozoic era, is characterized by limestones with fine to very fine texture. Limestone-derived soils in the southeast of Tocantins state, Brazil, are less notorious than similar soils in other regions of Brazil and their characterization could contribute to the Brazilian System for Soil Classification (SiBCS). Given that little is known of these soils, despitetheir agricultural potential, the objective of this study […]

Genesis of Soils Formed from Mafic Igneous Rock in the Atlantic Forest Environment

Adailde do Carmo Santos, Marcos Gervasio Pereira, Lúcia Helena Cunha dos Anjos, Thiago Andrade Bernini, Miguel Cooper


ABSTRACT Different parent materials participate in the formation of soils in the hilly landscape of “Mar de Morros” in the Atlantic Forest environment. Those derived from mafic igneous rock (gabbro) frequently show erosion problems because of land use, which is aggravated by the mountainous relief and soil attributes. This study evaluated the main pedogenic processes of soils formed from mafic igneous rock (gabbro) in a toposequence in Pinheiral (RJ) by characterizing physical, chemical, mineralogical and micromorphological attributes. The profiles are […]

Genesis and Classification of Soils Containing Carbonate on the Apodi Plateau, Brazil

Edilene Pereira Ferreira, Lúcia Helena Cunha dos Anjos, Marcos Gervasio Pereira, Gustavo Souza Valladares, Rafael Cipriano-Silva, Antônio Carlos de Azevedo


ABSTRACT Information is scarce on the genesis and classification of soils derived from calcareous rocks in the Northeastern region of Brazil. This study describes the morphological, physical, chemical, mineralogical, and micromorphological properties of four soil profiles (P1-P4) located in the Apodi Plateau. A pedogenesis hypothesis and soil classification, according to the Brazilian System of Soil Classification (SiBCS), are proposed for these profiles. The interactions between parent material, surface topography and climate affected the pedogenesis processes and soil properties, although the […]

Characterization of Histosols in floodplain environments in the northeast region of Brazil

Rafael Cipriano-Silva, Gustavo Souza Valladares, Marcos Gervasio Pereira, Lúcia Helena Cunha dos Anjos


The Histosols are generally associated with Southeastern and Southern regions of Brazil, and there are few studies on the occurrence and effects of the use and agricultural management of these soils in the Northeast. The aim of this paper is to physically, chemically and morphologically characterize six profiles of Histosols from flood plains in the states of Ceara, Rio Grande do Norte and Paraiba, Brazil and correlate their soil properties to the training environment, as well as quantify their carbon […]

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