(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

The effects of afforestation on soil organic and inorganic carbon : A case study of the Loess Plateau of China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

CHANG R. (1) ; FU B. (1) ; LIU G. (1) ; WANG S. (1) ; YAO X. (1) ;
(1) State Key Lab. of Urban and Regional Ecology, Research Center for Eco-environmental Sciences, CAS, Beijing, CHINE


The aims of this study were (1) to examine soil organic carbon (SOC) sequestration in both the topsoil and subsoil during plantation forest establishment on marginal arable land and (2) to detect changes in the inorganic carbon (SIC) pool and its distribution along the soil profile following the afforestation of cropland on the loess Plateau. The study area is located in the Ziwuling area of Fuxian County in the Shaanxi province. It is shown that SOC pool increased in both plow layer and subsoil during afforestation and that afforestation redistributed SIC along soil depth without affecting SIC pool


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2012, vol. 95 [pp. 145-152]

Bibliographic references : 66 ref.

Collation : 3 fig., 1 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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