(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Paired-site approach for studying soil organic carbon dynamics in a Mediterranean semiarid environment

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

NOVARA A. (1) ; LA MANTIA T. (2) ; BARBERA V. (1) ; GRISTINA L. (1) ;
(1) Dip. dei Sistemi Agro-Ambientali, Univ. degli Studi, Palermo, ITALIE
(2) Dip. DEMETRA, Palermo, ITALIE


This work investigated the effects of land cover and land-use change (LUC) on the ability of a soil to store carbon (C) and reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, in a Mediterranean area. Using a paired-site approach, the AA. estimated the effect of land-cover change on the C stock from 1972 to 2008 in a natural reserve (Grotta di Santa Ninfa) in western Sicily. They selected 15 paired sites representative of 5 LUCs. The results indicate that land-use conversion, vegetation type, and management practices that control the biogeochemical and physical properties of soil could help reduce CO2 emissions and sequester SOC


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2012, vol. 89, no1 [pp. 1-7]

Bibliographic references : 56 ref.

Collation : 5 fig., 4 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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