(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Effects of wild boar (Sus scrofa) grazing on soil properties in Mediterranean environment

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MACCI C. (1) ; DONI S. (1) ; BONDI G. (2) ; MASCIANDARO G. (1) ; PISTOIA A. (2) ;
(1) Inst. of Ecosystem Studies (ISE), CNR, Pisa, ITALIE
(2) Dept. of Agronomy and Agricultural Ecosystem Management, Univ., Pisa, ITALIE


Two sites (Asciano and Castelfalfi) were selected in Tuscany (central-west Italy) in order to study the effects of wild boar activities (rooting and trampling) at 2 different densities and on the organic matter quality and functionality in soil ecosystems. In each site, 2 study areas with different vegetation (woodland (W) and olive tree grove (O)) were identified to evaluate the influence of vegetal cover on soil properties. Physical, chemical, biological and chemico-structural (pyrolysis-gas chromatography) analysis were combined to assess the evolution of soil characteristics. The results suggested that low animal density affected less chemical, physical and biological soil properties, and that woodland was more efficient in the protection of soil against degradation by animal


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2012, vol. 98 [pp. 79-86]

Bibliographic references : 42 ref.

Collation : 6 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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