Release:2017, Vol. 3. №4
About the authors:Vladimir R. Tsibulsky, Dr. Sci. (Tech.), Professor, Chief Researcher, Institute of Problems of Development of the North, Tyumen Scientific Center of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences; firstname.lastname@example.org
This article overviews the methods for assessing soil stability based on the mathematical models of “soil-phytocenosis” system. The map fragment of the soil stability from the “National Soil Atlas of the Russian Federation” is given as an example of such assessments’ importance. The authors review the most common methods and models: score-based, index-based, bio-physical, thermodynamic, and physico-chemical ones. For the latter case, the authors consider a method and a model based on the theory of encounters, to which the researchers (engaged in logistic models, sigmoid functions and log-log functions) have recently turned their attention again. This article includes models and criteria for the soil processes stability both in isolation from biocenoses and in combination with them.
This review may interest researchers, undergraduates, and postgraduates of relevant specialties. For the specialists interested in the relevant software, reference is made to a review of related topics and software packages available for application in research practice. This review is more focused on ecosystem assessment.