(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Landscape and land use effects on soil resources in a Himalayan watershed

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MANDAL D. (1) ; SINGH R. (1) ; DHYANI S.K. (1) ; DHYANI B.L. (1) ;
(1) Central Soil and Water Conservation Research and Training Inst., Dehradun, INDE


The study was conducted in a hill and mountainous watershed in Garhwal Himalayas, India. The investigation was designed to compare soil characteristics within agricultural areas with those in comparable forest reference sites. Five functional categories were assessed using 13 soil parameters focused on ecological sustainability. Within upper-slope regions and mid-slope positions, the decrease of flora and fauna habitat, moisture retention, organic matter and nutrient cycling, air and water infiltration and resistance to erosion is examined. Changes within the valley were lowest. The AA. conclude that the minimum data set (MDS) used provided a representative assessment of soil quality and could serve as a basis for assessment in similar tropical watersheds


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2010, vol. 81, no3 [pp. 203-208]

Bibliographic references : 44 ref.

Collation : 5 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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