(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Biological soil crust and surface soil properties in different vegetation types of Horqin Sand Land, China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

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


The aims of this paper are: 1) to examine physical and chemical properties of biological soil crust (BSC) and underlying 0–5 cm surface soil in 3 dominant plantations in Horqin Sand Land, located in Naiman County, in the eastern part of Inner Mongolia; 2) to compare the differences in physical and chemical properties of BSC and surface soil between vegetated plantations and mobile sand dunes; and 3) to analyze the causes of differences in BSC and associated surface soil properties among 3 vegetation types (semi-shrub, shrub and tree). The sudy was conducted during August, 2005 and 2006. Results and discussion about future planting


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2010, vol. 82, no2 [pp. 70-76]

Bibliographic references : 35 ref.

Collation : 3 fig., 7 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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