(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Influence of different plant species on water repellency in Mediterranean heathland soils

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) MEDsoil Research Group, Dep. of Crystallography, Mineralogy and Agricultural Chemistry, Univ., Sevilla, ESPAGNE


In this paper, the AA. study the occurence and persistence of water repellecy in soil samples collected under different plant species susceptible to induce soil hydrophobicity (Erica arborea, Erica australis, Calluna vulgaris, Quercus lusitanica and Rhododendron ponticum) in a natural protected area in southern Spain. Great attention has been paid to the relationships between soil water repellency and environmental factors as organic matter and soil acidity. The patchy patterns of occurrence and persistence of soil water repellency is governed by the spatial distribution of the studied species and modulated by other factors. Soil surface water repellent layers reduce the infiltration rates and limit the water storage capacity. The vegetation effects on soil hydrology should be considered for afforestation works and flooding control


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2009, vol. 76, no3 [pp. 215-223]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 7 fig., 3 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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