(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

The effects of land use change on atmospheric nutrient deposition in Central Sulawesi

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KÖHLER S. (1) ; JUNGKUNST H.F. (2) ; ERASMI S. (3) ; GEROLD G. (4) ;
(1) Landscape Ecology and Land Evaluation, Univ., Rostock, ALLEMAGNE
(2) Inst. for Environmental Sciences, Univ. of Koblenz-Landau, Landau, ALLEMAGNE
(3) Inst. of Geography, Cartography, GIS & Remote Sensing Dept., Univ., Göttingen, ALLEMAGNE
(4) Landscape Ecology, Inst. of Geography, Univ., Göttingen, ALLEMAGNE


An investigation of bulk depositions in Central Sulawesi was conducted at 13 field sites along a land use cover gradient that included natural and unused sites, slash-and-burn sites, and consolidated agricultural systems around and in the Lore Lindu National Park. The results show that Central Sulawesi generally experiences low deposition rates. Depositions that originate mainly from anthropogenic sources, such as nitrate, are very low but increase near slash-and-burn areas. Similar patterns were found for elements such as potassium and calcium. A principal component analysis allowed differentiation between the contributions of different sources and different element to the total deposition impact in most cases. Specific deposition rates were recorded for different land use systems. The main factor that generated different deposition patterns was biomass burning resulting from slash-and-burn activities


Article of periodic

published at : Erdkunde / ISSN 0014-0015

Editor : Boss, Kleve - ALLEMAGNE (1947)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 67, no2 [pp. 109-122]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 7 fig., 4 tabl., 1 phot.



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