Pedology of Soil
Pedology is one of two major divisions of soil science, the other being edaphology, which is more agronomical focused and focuses on how soil properties affect plant populations (natural or cultivated). Edometrics and soil geomorphology are used to research the basic phenomenology of soils. Pedologists establish soil classification systems, soil maps, and theories for explaining temporal and spatial interrelationships between soil s. Pedology has a few notable sub-disciplines, including pedometrics and soil geomorphology. Pedometrics is concerned with the development of techniques for quantitative characterization of soils, especially for mapping soil properties. Another explanation for paedology's lack of recognition as a distinct area of research is that contributions to the field of pedology can be made while also contributing to other fields.