Estacion Biologica Beni

Location:Bolivia
IUCN Category:VI
Area:335,178 acres (135,642 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Ecoregions

Beni savanna
Southwest Amazon moist forests

Soils

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Protected Area Boundary
 AB
   
Share60 %40 %50 %25 %25 %
Soil TypeChromic CambisolsEutric CambisolsDystric GleysolsEutric FluvisolsGleyic Luvisols
Topsoil TextureFineMediumMediumMediumMedium
Reference Depth100 cm100 cm100 cm100 cm100 cm
DrainageModerately wellModerately wellPoorModerately wellPoor
Available Water Capacity150 m150 m150 m150 m150 m
Topsoil Properties
Gravel1 %1 %1 %1 %1 %
Sand5 %42 %42 %20 %11 %
Silt53 %43 %41 %72 %60 %
Clay42 %15 %17 %8 %29 %
USDA TextureSilty clayLoamLoamSilt loamSilty clay loam
Reference Bulk Density1.23 g/cm³1.45 g/cm³1.43 g/cm³1.5 g/cm³1.29 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.25 g/cm³1.39 g/cm³1.37 g/cm³1.37 g/cm³1.5 g/cm³
Organic Carbon2.03 %1.14 %2.1 %0.43 %1.1 %
PH66.74.98.36.1
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity47 cmol kg⁻¹10 cmol kg⁻¹ 113 cmol kg⁻¹31 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity17 cmol kg⁻¹5 cmol kg⁻¹6 cmol kg⁻¹10 cmol kg⁻¹12 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation75 %95 %46 %100 %73 %
Total Exchangeable Bases13 cmol kg⁻¹4.9 cmol kg⁻¹2.7 cmol kg⁻¹9.9 cmol kg⁻¹9.1 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0.2 %0.7 %0 %2.9 %0 %
Calcium Sulphate0.1 %0 %0 %0.1 %0 %
Exchangeable Sodium1 %2 %1 %2 %1 %
Electrical Conductivity0.1 dS m-10 dS m-10 dS m-10.1 dS m-10 dS m-1
Subsoil Properties
Gravel1 %1 %1 %1 %1 %
Sand3 %46 %33 %28 %4 %
Silt56 %39 %31 %65 %53 %
Clay41 %15 %36 %7 %43 %
USDA TextureSilty clayLoamClay loamSilt loamSilty clay
Reference Bulk Density1.23 g/cm³1.46 g/cm³1.3 g/cm³1.53 g/cm³1.22 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.36 g/cm³1.46 g/cm³1.26 g/cm³1.39 g/cm³1.61 g/cm³
Organic Carbon0.28 %0.29 %0.79 %0.12 %0.3 %
PH7.68.25.88.66.4
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity56 cmol kg⁻¹24 cmol kg⁻¹9 cmol kg⁻¹129 cmol kg⁻¹37 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity24 cmol kg⁻¹4 cmol kg⁻¹6 cmol kg⁻¹10 cmol kg⁻¹17 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation95 %100 %53 %100 %99 %
Total Exchangeable Bases22.7 cmol kg⁻¹4.4 cmol kg⁻¹3.2 cmol kg⁻¹9.8 cmol kg⁻¹17 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate1.3 %2.2 %0.1 %3 %0.2 %
Calcium Sulphate0.1 %0.1 %0 %0.1 %0.1 %
Exchangeable Sodium1 %2 %1 %2 %2 %
Electrical Conductivity0.1 dS m-10.2 dS m-10 dS m-10.2 dS m-10.2 dS m-1
Soil data provided by FAO/IIASA/ISRIC/ISSCAS/JRC, 2012. Harmonized World Soil Database (version 1.2). FAO, Rome, Italy and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.