(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Changes in soil properties across a chronosequence of vegetation restoration on the Loess Plateau of China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

JIAO F. (1 2) ; WEN Z.-M. (1 2) ; AN S.-S. (1 2) ;
(1) Inst. of Soil and Water Conservation, Northwest A & F Univ., Yangling, CHINE
(2) Inst. of Soil and Water Conservation, Chinese Academy of Science and Ministry of Water Resources, Shaanxi, Yangling, CHINE


The AA. compared soil properties of the Yanhe Watershed in northern Shaanxi across 5 different land uses (shrubland, farmland, natural grassland, woodland and artificial grassland) and a chronosequence of soils undergoing restoration for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years. They found that revegetation had a positive effect on soil bulk density decrease, total porosity and capillary porosity increase in the surface soil layers but not in the subsurface layer. Additionally, soil organic matter, total nitrogen, available nitrogen and available potassium were greater at shrubland and woodland sites compared with other land uses. Total phosphorus and available phosphorus were greater at farmland sites. Results of the study indicate that revegetation on eroded soil can produce important increases in soil fertility on older plantations and in areas with natural succession


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2011, vol. 86, no2 [pp. 110-116]

Bibliographic references : 32 ref.

Collation : 2 fig., 2 tabl., annexes



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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