(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Effects of fire on soil organic matter quality along an altitudinal sequence on Mt. Etna, Sicily

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MASTROLONARDO G. (1 2) ; CERTINI G. (1) ; KREBS R. (3) ; FORTE C. (4) ; EGLI M. (5) ;
(1) Dipt. di Scienze della ProduzioniAgroalimentari e dell'Ambiente (DiSPAA), Univ. degli Studi, Firenze, ITALIE
(2) Lab. de Biogéochimie et Ecologie des Milieux Continentaux (BIOEMCO - UMR Univ. Paris VI et XII - CNRS - IRD, Campus AgroParisTech, Thiverval-Grignon, FRANCE
(3) Inst. of Natural resource Sciences, Zürich Univ. of Applied Sciences, Wädenswil, SUISSE
(4) Ist. di Chimica dei Composti Organometallici (ICCOM-CNR U.O.S.), Pisa, ITALIE
(5) Dept. of Geography, Univ., Zürich, SUISSE


Focusing on pyrogenic organic matter (PyOM), the AA. investigated an altitudinal soil sequence on Mount Etna, Italy, ranging from 500 m to 1800 m asl, where the fire frequency is assumed to have been higher at lower elevations due to a warmer and drier climate. They evaluated the effect of fire on the chemical and physical characteristics of SOM along the altitudinal sequence. At 2 sites at a similar altitude but having a different recent fire history, they also examined the effect of fire frequency on SOM. It is shown that fire is an important but not the only factor controlling SOM dynamics


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2013, vol. 110 [pp. 133-145]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 10 fig., 9 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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