(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Soil organic and inorganic carbon contents under various land uses across a transect of continental steppes in Inner Mongolia

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WANG Z.-P. (1 2) ; HAN X.-G. (1 3) ; CHANG S.X. (2) ; WANG B. (1) ; YU Q. (3) ; HOU L.-Y. (1) ; LI L.-H. (1) ;
(1) State Key Lab. of Vegetation and Environmental Change, Inst. of Botany, CAS, Beijing, CHINE
(2) Dep. of Renewable Resources, Univ. Alberta, Edmonton, CANADA
(3) State Key Lab. of Forest and Soil Ecology, Inst. of Applied Ecology, CAS, Shenyang, CHINE


The AA. investigated both the distribution of soil organic and inorganic carbon (SOC and SIC) contents and the effect of land cultivation on SOC content across a transect of continental steppes in Inner Mongolia, including the western plateau and the eastern plain. There were weak increasing trends in SOC and SIC from west to east across the transect. In general, SOC decreased but SIC increased with increasing soil depth. Both SOC and SIC were markedly different among various land uses in the Xilin River basin, approximately located in the center of the studied continental steppes. Land cultivation caused a slight to moderate loss of SOC in the continental steppes


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2013, vol. 109 [pp. 110-117]

Bibliographic references : 42 ref.

Collation : 4 fig., 4 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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