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Author Liao, Chao lin ♦ He, Yu rong ♦ Zhang, Bao hua
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Northeast Forestry University and Ecological Society of China
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2006
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Life sciences; biology
Subject Keyword Plantation ♦ Soil structural quality ♦ Countermeasure ♦ Yangtze River ♦ Forestry
Abstract In process of ecological construction in typical region of upper reaches of Yangtze River, China, the mixed plantations at the ages of 10–20 present a trend to be pure forests and degeneration. Soil samples including stratified soil and total soil were taken from 4 typical profiles in the mixed plantation of Alnus cremastogyne and Cupressus funebris in Yanting County in central Sichuan, China. Soil indices of the plantation were compared with those of natural forest in Gongga Mountain in the same region. The results revealed that structural quality of soil in plantation was significantly lower than that in natural forests. The degradation of structural quality of soil in plantation was one of key factors for plantation degeneration. The degradation causes of structural quality of soil were analyzed. Aanthropogenic disturbance and absence of effective protection and scientific management are the main reason for degradation of structural quality of soil in plantation. The main countermeasures, e.g. forest reservation, ecological rehabilitation, litter horizon rebuilding as well as organic fertilizer application, were proposed to improve the structural quality of soil in plantation.
ISSN 1007662X
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2006-01-01
Publisher Place Harbin
e-ISSN 19930607
Journal Journal of Forestry Research
Volume Number 17
Issue Number 1
Page Count 4
Starting Page 35
Ending Page 38

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