(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Soil properties in natural grassland, Caragana korshinskii planted shrubland, and Robinia pseudoacacia planted forest in gullies on the hilly Loess Plateau, China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

XU M. (1 2) ; ZHANG J. (1 2 3) ; LIU G.B. (1) ; YAMANAKA N. (3) ;
(1) Inst. of Soil and Water Conservation, Chinese Academy of Science and Ministry of Water Resources, Shaanxi, Yangling, CHINE
(2) Univ. of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, CHINE
(3) Arid Land Research Center, Univ., Tottori, JAPON


The AA. examined the relationship between three revegetation types and ten soil properties along five gully position transects on the loess hilly region of Ansai County, China. Three different vegetation restoration patterns in gullies included 1) an artificial Robinia pseudoacacia forest (G-Rp), 2) an artificial Caragana korshinskii shrubland (G-Ck), and 3) a natural grassland (G-Ng). The results demonstrate that soil properties could be improved by different revegetation types in the gully areas, and artificial plantations could significantly better improve available soil nutrients than natural grasslands in the gully areas. Thus, artificial revegetation could be a valuable measure for controlling soil erosion, and improving eco-environmental conditions in the gully areas of the Loess Plateau


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2014, no119 [pp. 116-124]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 4 fig., 5 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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