(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

The effects of land-use combinations on soil erosion : a case study in the Loess Plateau of China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

FU B.-J. (1) ; WANG Y.-F. (1) ; LU Y.-H. (1) ; HE C.-S. (2) ; CHEN L.-D. (1) ; SONG C.-J. (1) ;
(1) State Key Lab. of Urban and Regional Ecology, Research Centre for Eco-Environmental Sciences, CAS, Beijing, CHINE
(2) Dep. of Geography, Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo, ETATS-UNIS


This paper examines soil erosion under different land uses and land-use combinations using 137 Cs tracing in the Yangjuangou Catchment, a tributary of the Yan River in the Loess Plateau of Northern Shaanxi Province. The results show that the order of 137Cs activity in different land uses decreases sequentially from mature forest to grass to young forest to orchard to terrace crop, indicating that the mature forests had the lowest erosion rates while the terraced cropland produced the highest erosion amount. Three land-use combinations on the hillslope were selected to study the relationship between land-use combination and soil erosion. The results provide an important basis for optimizing land-use combinations to control soil erosion on slopes and may also result in important ecological benefits


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 33, no6 [pp. 793-804]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 7 fig., 1 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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