(StuttgartInternational Conference "Landscapes and Soils through Time" en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Buried black soils on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro as a regional carbon storage hotspot

published at : Landscapes and soils through time

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ZECH M. (1 2) ; HÖROLD C. (1) ; LEIBER-SAUHEITL K. (1) ; KÜHNEL A. (1) ; HEMP A. (3) ; ZECH W. (1) ;
(1) Inst. of Soil Science and Soil Geography, Dept. of Soil Physics and Inst. of Geomorphology, Univ., Bayreuth, ALLEMAGNE
(2) Inst. of Agronomy and Nutritional Sciences, Soil Biogeochemistry, Martin-Luther Univ. Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, ALLEMAGNE
(3) Dept. of Plant Systematics, Univ., Bayreuth, ALLEMAGNE


In this study, the AA. investigated in detail the soil organic carbon (SOC) content and SOC stocks in soil profiles (mostly Andosols) along 2 altitudinal transects, situated on both the humid southern slopes and on the drier northern slopes of the Kilimanjaro. These paleosol sequences are characterized by high soil organic carbon contents. SOC stocks per square meter exceed those of typical Andosols and Chernozems. As compared to the SOC storage in the surrounding savannah soils of the Maasai Steppe, the buried black soils constitute a distinctive regional carbon storage hotspot



International Conference "Landscapes and Soils through Time", Stuttgart , ALLEMAGNE (29/07/2011 - 01/08/2011)

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2014, vol. 112 [pp. 125-130]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : fig., tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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