(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Effects of afforestation on soil organic carbon and other soil properties

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KORKANÇ S.Y. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Environmental Engineering, Nigde, TURQUIE


This study was conducted in May 2012 in Cedar and Black Pine afforestation sites planted in 1998, on degraded land located within the Nigde Akkaya dam watershed to form a greenbelt and combat erosion. Generally, soil organic carbon was observed to increase after afforestation. These values were significantly higher than the values for the bare land soils. Afforestation efforts led to an increase in water holding capacity (WHC) of the soil. Total porosity (TP) of the 0–10 cm layer soils increased also after afforestation. This study indicated that on degraded land in a semiarid region, afforestation increased soil carbon sequestration, improved some soil properties and reduced erosion over a 15-year period


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2014, vol. 123 [pp. 62-69]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 3 fig., 4 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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