(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Distribution of soil carbon and nitrogen along a revegetational succession on the Loess Plateau of China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

JIA X. (1) ; WEI X. (1) ; SHAO M. (2) ; LI X. (2) ;
(1) State Key Lab. of Soil Erosion and Dryland Farming on Loess Plateau, Northwest Univ. Shaanxi, Yangling, CHINE
(2) Key lab. of Ecosystem Network Observation and Modeling, Inst. of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing, CHINE


This study was conducted in a Liudaogou catchment on the northern Loess Plateau at the Shenmu Erosion and Environmental Research Station, characterised by a semiarid climate. The AA. investigated the natural abundances of 13C, 15N, OC, and total nitrogen (TN) in soils at depths of 0-10, 10-20, and 20-40 cm from restored grasslands of different ages. The results highlight the utility of stable isotopes in studying C and N dynamics along revegetational succession on degraded land and emphasise the improvement in soil OC and N by well-managed strategies of vegetational restoration in the northern Loess Plateau


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2012, vol. 95 [pp. 160-168]

Bibliographic references : 57 ref.

Collation : 5 fig., 3 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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