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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2000)

Document title

A preliminary analysis of soil erosion and buffelgrass in Sonora, Mexico

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

PERRAMOND E.P. ;

Abstract

A. examines the controversy over buffelgrass (Pennisetum ciliare) in the Mexican state of Sonora. The use of this exotic, native to Africa and India, is controversial for its supposed impact of native ecosystems and its possible role in soil erosion rates in the desert. He does find the widespread use of the grass below 1,000 m to threaten native Sonoran plant life and some native fauna. His study of the erosion rates, however, is inconclusive : the exotic grass retards soil erosion, but only after reaching maturity in several years. - (SLD)

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Yearbook. Conference of Latin Americanist geographers

Editor : ETATS-UNIS

Millesime : 2000, vol. 26 [pp. 131-138]

Bibliographic references : 25 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Réseau PRODIG - Paris

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