Nature of Chalk Heath Soils


THE object of the work reported in my previous communication was simply to determine whether the soils on some well-developed chalk heaths could have been formed purely by solution of chalk. The areas chosen were Old Winchester Hill, Butser Hill, Manor Farm Down and Lullington Heath, since they appeared to conform to Tansley's original definition of chalk heath and in each case the association was well established in spite of heavy rabbit-grazing.

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PERRIN, R. Nature of Chalk Heath Soils. Nature 179, 546 (1957).

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