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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2005)

Document title

Influences of continuous grazing and livestock exclusion on soil properties in degraded sandy grassland, Inner Mongolia, northern China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SU YONG-ZHONG ; LI YU-LIN ; CUI JIAN-YUAN ; ZHAO WEN-ZHI ;

Abstract

Overgrazing is one of the main causes of desertification in the semiarid Horqin sandy grassland of northern China. In this paper, characteristics of vegetation and soil properties under continuous grazing and exclusion of livestock for 5 and 10 years were examined in representative degraded sandy grassland. The results suggest that excluding grazing livestock on the desertified sandy grassland in the erosion-prone Horqin region has a great potential to restore soil fertility, sequester soil organic carbon and improve biological activity

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2005, vol. 59, no3 [pp. 267-278]

Bibliographic references : 26 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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