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What is weathering – and what does it have to do with soil formation?

Weathering is an umbrella term that refers to the physical disruption and chemical alteration of soil minerals. Both processes lead to smaller sized soil particles. You’ll remember that the glaciers didn’t recede until a “relatively” recently, so Canadian soils have had little time to form. Thus, physical weathering in Canadian soils has been limited due… Continue reading What is weathering – and what does it have to do with soil formation?

Amanda Diochon – life as a soil scientist

Dr. Amanda Diochon is an associate professor in the Department of Geology at Lakehead University. When did you first learn about soil science? Great question! I think it speaks to some extent about soil science education in the school curriculum. I can’t remember ever learning about soil going through school! I always loved getting my… Continue reading Amanda Diochon – life as a soil scientist

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