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Document title

Spatial and seasonal variations of soil salinity following vegetation restoration in coastal saline land in eastern China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HE B. (1 2 3) ; CAI Y. (1 2) ; RAN W. (1 2) ; JIANG H. (1 2) ;
(1) Shangai Key Lab. for Urban Ecological Processes and Eco-Restoration, East China Normal Univ., Shangai, CHINE
(2) Dept. of Geography, College of Resource and Environment Science, East China Normal Univ., Shangai, CHINE
(3) College of Geography and Life Science, Univ., Bijie, CHINE

Abstract

In Chongmind Island, eastern China, the AA. explored the way vegetation restoration affected the profile distributions of soil moisture and salinity in various seasons in naturally salt-affected coastal saline land. In four types of vegetation, five soil cores were acquired in the 80 cm depth range. Salt profiles showed the higher values in surface soil in control plots, whereas the pattern of soil salinity showed the reverse trend under vegetation. The effect of vegetation restoration on the profile distributions of salt is significant. In control plots, soil moisture and salinity showed a clear seasonal trend. Relative to control plots, the seasonal trend of soil moisture and salinity under vegetation appeared to be complex for no clear trend was observed. It can be concluded that plant communities significantly affect the spatial–temporal distribution of soil salinity. The selection of plant species is important in the reclamation of costal saline land

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2014, no118 [pp. 147-153]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 5 fig., 3 tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1016/j.catena.2014.02.007

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