(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2015)

Document title

Soil aggregation and intra-aggregate carbon fractions in relation to vegetation succession on the Loess Plateau, China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

CHENG M. (1 2) ; XIANG Y. (1 3) ; XUE Z. (2) ; AN S. (1 2) ; DARBOUX F. (4) ;
(1) College of Natural Resources and Environment, Northwest A&F Univ., Yangling, CHINE
(2) State Key Lab. of Soil Erosion and Dryland Farming on Loess Plateau, Northwest Univ. Shaanxi, Yangling, CHINE
(3) Shanxi Academy of Environmental Research, Taiyuan, CHINE
(4) INRA, UR0272, UR Science du sol, Centre de recherche, Orléans, FRANCE


Revegetation has been reported to be one of the most effective measures for reducing soil erosion on the Loess Plateau in China. The Yunwu observatory, located in the northwestern Loess Plateau of China, was selected to study the effect of vegetation succession on total carbon (C), aggregate C, and intra-aggregate particulate organic matter-carbon (iPOM-C) concentrations. The coarse and fine iPOM-C concentrations exhibited different trends with vegetation restoration. In conclusion, vegetation restoration caused an increase in small macroaggregates, enhancing the uniformity of the soil aggregate size distribution and inducing greater soil organic carbon sequestration


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2015, vol. 124 [pp. 77-84]

Bibliographic references : 48 ref.

Collation : 3 fig., 4 tabl.



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