(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Effects of desertification on soil organic C and N content in sandy farmland and grassland of Inner Mongolia

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ZHAO H.-L. (1) ; HE Y.-H (1) ; ZHOU R.-L. (2) ; SU Y.-Z. (1) ; LI Y.-Q. (1) ; DRAKE S. (3) ;
(1) Cold and Arid Regions Environment and Engineering Inst., CAS, Lanzhou, CHINE
(2) School of Life Sciences, Ludong Univ., Yantai, CHINE
(3) Office of Arid Lands Studies, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, ETATS-UNIS


A field experiment was conducted during 2002 and 2003 in Horqin Sand Land, China, to investigate changes in soil C and N contents in relation to land desertification. The AA. compare the amounts of organic C and total N lost by desertification in farmland and grassland. The results indicate that land desertification by wind erosion is mediated through a loss of soil fine particles, with a resultant decrease in soil organic C and total N


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2009, vol. 77, no3 [pp. 187-191]

Bibliographic references : 28 ref.

Collation : 7 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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