(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Extent of soil erosion and surface runoff associated with large-scale infrastructure development in Fujian Province, China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WANG G. (1) ; INNES J. (1) ; YUSHENG Y. (2) ; SHANMU C. (3) ; KRZYZANOWSKI J. (1) ; JINGSHENG X. (2) ; WENLIAN L. (3) ;
(1) Sustainable Forest Management Research group, Fac. of Forestry, Univ. British Columbia, Vancouver, CANADA
(2) College of Geographic Science, Normal Univ., Fujian, CHINE
(3) Fujian Soil and Water Supervision Station, Fuzhou, CHINE


The AA. examined runoff and sediment transport associated with large-scale construction projects in Fujian Province. Six experimental plots, comprised of four plot types, were designed to mimic typical conditions immediately following disturbance. It was found that natural vegetative cover reduces both runoff and erosion by approximately 36 and 7457 times over bare ground, and 16 and 1801 times over typically planted grasses, respectively. The increase in erosion associated with the replacement of native vegetation with bare ground or grasses due to large-scale infrastructure projects in Fujian from 1999 to 2004 has implications for frequency and occurrence of landslides and other geographic hazards, the transport of chemicals into waterways, the transport of goods through shipping passages, and the fertility of land


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2012, vol. 89, no1 [pp. 22-30]

Bibliographic references : 29 ref.

Collation : 5 fig., 6 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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