(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Carbon stocks and dynamics in grazing highlands from the Andean Plateau

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MUÑOZ M.A. (1) ; FAZ A. (1) ; ZORNOZA R. (1) ;
(1) Sustainable Use, Management and Reclamation Soil and Water Research Group, Agriculture and Science Technology Dept., Technical Univ., Cartagena, ESPAGNE


The aim of this research was to understand the impacts of animal grazing on soil organic matter stabilization and mineralization in high altitude grasslands. Soil samples were collected from 8 representative zones of population densities of vicuna in the Apolobamba area in the Andean Plateau. High amount of total organic C stock, recalcitrant C contents and recalcitrance index highlight the importance of these high altitude grasslands as stable C reservoirs. A negative influence of domestic camelid grazing on the decreasing of soil organic C stocks was observed. Therefore, there is an urgent need to establish soil protection strategies to keep the soil C reservoirs and to preserve the biodiversity and sustainable management of the vicuna in the Bolivian Andean grasslands


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2013, vol. 104 [pp. 136-143]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 4 fig., 3 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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