(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

The progress and prospects of nebkhas in arid areas

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DU J. (1 2 3) ; YAN P. (2 3) ; DONG Y. (1) ;
(1) School of Geographical Science and Planning, Sun Yat-Sen, CHINE
(2) State Key Lab. of Earth Surface Processes and Resource Ecology, Normal Univ., Beijing, CHINE
(3) College of Resources Science and Technology Research, Normal Univ., Beijing, CHINE


This paper reviews the progress of studies in nebkhas, including shape characteristics, spatial distribution, surface airflow, balance between erosion and deposition, vegetation characteristics, soil properties and protection measures of nebkhas. Previous studies of nebkhas were over-emphasized for its role as an indicator of land degradation, while its ecological functions in degraded ecosystems were neglected. Future studies should pay more attention to the variation of vegetation, soil as well as hydrological process in the succession of nebkhas and its interaction between different influencing factors


Article of periodic

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

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2010, vol. 20, no5 [pp. 712-728]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 4 fig., 1 tabl.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1007/s11442-010-0806-5

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