(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Soil organic carbon storage capacity positively related to forest succession on the Loess Plateau, China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DENG L. (1) ; WANG K.-B. (2) ; CHEN M.-L. (1) ; SHANGGUAN Z.-P. (1) ; SWEENEY S. (3) ;
(1) State Key Lab. of Soil Erosion and Dryland Farming on Loess Plateau, Northwest Univ. Shaanxi, Yangling, CHINE
(2) State Key Lab. of Loess and Quaternary Geology, Inst. of Earth Environment, CAS, Xi'an, CHINE
(3) Inst. of Environmental Sciences, Univ. of the Bosphorus, Istanbul, TURQUIE


To explore the factors which foster changes in the soil carbon pool in forest restoration, a study comparing soil organic carbon at different vegetation succession stages along a 150-year chronosequence was conducted in the Ziwuling forest region located in the central part of the Loess Plateau. It showed that in long-term (~ 150 yr) secondary forest succession the soil organic carbon storage (Cs), soil organic carbon (SOC), total nitrogen (TN), and C/N ratio all increased rapidly and tended to be at their highest at roughly the 50-year restoration mark. From this point onward the values gradually stabilized indicating that the SOC and the TN accumulated mainly in the early restoration stages. The results suggested that changes to the Cs were the result of the accumulation of the SOC and the TN during forest succession and this capacity has shown to be positively related to forest succession on the Loess Plateau, China


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2013, vol. 110 [pp. 1-7]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 5 fig., 3 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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