(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Effects of spring-summer grazing on longitudinal dune surface in southern Gurbantunggut Desert

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WANG X. (1) ; ZHANG Y. (1) ; JIANG J. (1) ; YANG W. (1) ; GUO H. (1 2) ; HU Y. (1 2) ;
(1) Key Lab. of Oasis Ecology and Desert Environment, Xinjiang Inst. of Ecology and Geography, CAS, Urumqi, CHINE
(2) Graduate Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, CHINE


Intensive grazing in spring-summer has been responsible for environmental degradation of the Gurbantunggut Desert in recent years. The coverage of plants and biological crusts, sand surface stability and physicochemical characteristics of soil on the dune surface were conducted in 2002 (winter grazing) and 2005 (spring-summer grazing). Results and discussion about the desert surface activating processes and ecosystem degradation of this region for improving the management of pastureland in desert. It can be seen that grazing season have a significant influence on the sustainable development of the ecosystem in Northwest China


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of geographical sciences. Acta geographica sinica / ISSN 1009-637X

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2009, vol. 19, no3 [pp. 299-308]

Bibliographic references : 1,5 p.

Collation : 7 fig.



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