Monitoring of the soil moisture changes in agricultural and forest ecosystems.
Tomáš Orfánus, +421 2 3229 3514, firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Šurda +421 2 3229 3520, email@example.com
Ivan Mészároš, +421(2)3229 3506, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pavol Miklánek, +421(2)3229 3505, email@example.com
Both agricultural and forest soils are vital for the biological activity and production. They are pivot for water transport and chemicals movement. Anthropogenic activities (channel regulations, water reservoirs, roads, etc.) influence the water movement in the soils and result in water storage changes in such regions. The measuring methods are offered for the monitoring of the soil moisture, groundwater tables, and hydrophysical parameters of the soils in regions with anthropogenic influences. The neutron probe is in operation for soil moisture measurements, and methods for assessment of physical and hydrophysical properties of the soils are available.