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Soil Research

Paul Sanborn (UNBC) describes the soil exposed on an unglaciated upland in the Klondike, central Yukon. Photo by Jeff Bond
Paul Sanborn (UNBC) describes the soil exposed on an unglaciated upland in the Klondike, central Yukon. Photo by Jeff Bond

The goal of soil research at the Yukon Geological Survey is to provide base line soil development information across all landscapes. Applications of this information include biophysical studies and soil geochemistry for mineral exploration. Yukon is also home to paleosols that are developed on pre-late Wisconsin glacial deposits. These paleosols provide a window into past climates.

Selected Publications

Soil geochemistry and sampling:

Soil genesis: