(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Soil organic carbon distribution in relation to land use and its storage in a small watershed of the Loess Plateau, China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

FANG X. (1 3) ; XUE Z. (2) ; LI B. (1) ; AN S. (1 2) ;
(1) Research Center of Soil & Water Conservation and Ecological Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Ministry of Education, Yangling, CHINE
(2) Inst. of Soil and Water Conservation, Northwest A & F Univ., Yangling, CHINE
(3) Graduate Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, CHINE


The study area was the Sidigou watershed, located at the town of Hechuan in the southern Ningxia Province. The results showed that the soil organic carbon (SOC) content and density were affected by land use. The SOC content for shrubland and natural grassland was significantly higher than for other land uses, and cropland had the lowest SOC content. For every type of land use, the SOC content decreased with soil depth. Shrubland and natural grassland were the most efficient types for SOC sequestration, followed by abandoned cropland. Based on these results, land use management should be increased


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2012, vol. 88, no1 [pp. 6-13]

Bibliographic references : 41 ref.

Collation : 4 fig., 6 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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