(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Vegetation type affects soil enzyme activities and microbial functional diversity following re-vegetation of a severely eroded red soil in sub-tropical China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

YIN R. (1) ; DENG H. (1) ; WANG H.-L. (1) ; ZHANG B. (1) ;
(1) State Key Lab. of Soil Sustainable Agriculture, Inst. of Soil Sciences, CAS, Nanjing, CHINE


The aims of this study were to evaluate the restorative effects of re-vegetation and vegetation type on soil enzyme activities and microbial functional diversity of eroded red soil. Soil samples were collected by horizon from eroded soils that had been restored for 18 years. Un-eroded soils planted with these vegetation types and an eroded bare soil served as references. The sampling site was located at the Red Soil Ecological Experiment Station in Jiangxi Province. Soil microbial functional diversity was assessed by the community-level physiological profiles (CLPP) using BioLog Eco-plates. The results suggest that the enzyme activities and microbial functional diversity are determined by the quantity and quality of carbon inputs. Soil enzyme activities and microbial functional diversity as well as soil microbial biomass and physicochemical properties in the restored eroded soil did not completely recover to the levels of the un-eroded reference soil


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2014, vol. 115 [pp. 96-103]

Bibliographic references : 43 ref.

Collation : 3 fig., 4 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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