(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Effect of fire severity on water repellency and agregate stability on Mexican volcanic soils

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

JORDÁN A. (1) ; ZAVALA L.M. (1) ; MATAIX-SOLERA J. (2) ; NAVA A.L. (1 3) ; ALANÍS N. (1 4) ;
(1) MED_Soil Research Group, Dep. de Cristalografía, Mineralogía y Química Agrícola, Fac. de Química, Univ., Sevilla, ESPAGNE
(2) GEA-Grupo de Edafología Ambiental, Dep. de Agroquímica y Medio Ambiente, Univ. Miguel Hernández, Alicante, ESPAGNE
(3) Lab.de Sinecología, Fac. de Biología, Univ. Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Morelia, MEXIQUE
(4) Lab. de Edafología, Fac. de Biología, Univ. Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Morelia, MEXIQUE


The aim of this research is to study the effects of wildfires of different fire severity on the occurrence and degree of water repellency and aggregate stability in burned volcanic soils under pine and fir forests in the State of Michoacán (central Mexico). In order to achieve this, three low severity and two high severity burned sites in different fire-affected areas were selected and compared with two long-unburned control sites. The effects of the different severity fires on [1] soil organic matter content, [2] soil water repellency, [3] aggregate stability, and [4] the distribution of soil water repellency in sieve fractions were studied. The main hydrological implications of fire-induced changes are outlined


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2011, vol. 84, no3 [pp. 136-147]

Bibliographic references : 1,5 p.

Collation : 8 fig., 3 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1016/j.catena.2010.10.007

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