(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Occurrence and hydrological effects of water repellency in different soil and land use types in Mexican volcanic highlands

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

JORDÁN A. (1) ; ZAVALA L.M. (1) ; NAVA A.L. (1 2) ; ALANÍS N. (1 3) ;
(1) MEDSoil Research Group, Dep. Cristallography, Mineralogy and Agricultural Chemistry, Univ., Sevilla, ESPAGNE
(2) Lab. Plant Sinecology, San Nicolás de Hidalgo Michoacan Univ., Morelia, MEXIQUE
(3) Lab. Soil Science, San Nicolás de Hidalgo Michoacan Univ., Morelia, MEXIQUE


In this study the occurrence and hydrological effects of water repellency were investigated at a plot scale for different types of land use and volcanic soils in Mexican volcanic highlands from Michoacan, Mexico: [1] fir, pine and oak mixed forest soils developed from lavas, [2] soils developed from volcanic ashes and pyroclastic sediments under sparse fir, pine and oak forest and shrubland, [3] pine and oak forested soils developed from lavas and pyroclastic sediments, and [4] bare soils on recent ash sediments in plain surfaces. Shallow and irregular wetting fronts were observed at water-repellent zones, reducing the soil water storage capacity. The implications of soil water repellency in soil hydrology and erosion risk in the area shed light on the soil hydrology of the studied ecosystems, and can contribute to develop better management policies


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2009, vol. 79, no1 [pp. 60-71]

Bibliographic references : 1,5 p.

Collation : 6 fig., 7 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1016/j.catena.2009.05.013

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