(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Land exploitation resulting in soil salinization in a desert–oasis ecotone

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WANG Y. (1) ; LI Y. (1) ;
(1) State Key Lab of Desert and Oasis Ecology, Inst. of Ecology and Geography, CAS, Xinjiang, CHINE


The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between land exploitation and soil salt accumulation in the topsoil. A typical desert-oasis ecotone, the Fubei region at the lower reach of the Sangong River catchment in arid northwest China, was used as a case study. The results revealed that : 38% of the studied area experienced transitional land-use changes; Soil salt accumulation per unit area increased by 60%; Salt accumulation resulted from increased irrigation as more land transitioned to farmland. Collectively, these results indicate that overexploitation of land resources had large and prolonged effects on soil salinization, which is a lesson to be learned for integrated land management in similar ecotones in arid zones


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2013, vol. 100 [pp. 50-56]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 5 fig., 6 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1016/j.catena.2012.08.005

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