Modelling the soil moisture holding capability of liquefied soil using a pedo-transfer function

Status: Current

Dates: 2011 - Start

Māori Relevant Content: No

Project Abstract

What kind of vegetation can be supported by liquefied soil? Will existing vegetation surrounded by liquefied soil have to adapt to a drastically different soil moisture regime? This research aims to provide answers to questions like these by examining the relationship between soil moisture holding capacity and soil texture and particle size distribution. Such a pedo-transfer function will allow for rapid estimation of an important soil parameter for plant growth and could have implications for how Christchurch’s red-zoned land is used.

Researchers - UC Staff

Associated Groups

Subject Area: Disciplines