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DOI:10.1007/s11104-010-0460-9
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Author(s):Zhao, Ying; Peth, Stephan; Reszkowska, Agnieszka; Gan, Lei; Kr√ľmmelbein, Julia; Peng, Xinhua; Horn, Rainer
Author Affiliation:Zhao: College of Resource and Environment Science, Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University, Shaanxi, People's Republic of China; Zhao, Peth, Reszkowski, Gan and Horn: Institute of Plant Nutrition and SOil Science, Christian-Albrechts-University zu Kiel, Keil; Kr√ľmmelbein: Chair of Soil Protection and Recultication, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus, Cottbus, Germany; Peng: State key Laboratory of Soil and Sustainable Agriculture, Institute of Soil Science, CAS, Nanjing, China
Title:Response of soil moisture and temperature to grazing intensity in a Leymus chinensis steppe, Inner Mongolia
Source:Plant and Soil. Vol. 340, No. 1-2, March 2011, p. 89-102.
# of Pages:14
Publishing Information:Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers
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Keywords:TIC Keywords: Available water; Grazing; Land use; Soil moisture; Soil temperature; Steppe soils
Abstract/Contents:"Long-term monitoring of soil properties reveals site-specific ecosystem shifts in soil processes due to land use and climate changes. This paper aims to study the effects of physical landscape changes associated with grazing on soil thermal and moisture regime at the plot scale in a semiarid Leymus chinensis steppe of Inner Mongolia, China. The investigated sites were subjected to three grazing intensities: ungrazed since 1979 (UG79), moderately grazed only in winter time (WG), and heavily grazed (HG). At each plot, we recorded the soil moisture and temperature over a 6-year period that spanned between June 2004 and September 2009 and experienced a large range in precipitation (162 to 362 mm). Based on these monitoring data, we divided a year into four hydric periods: (1) growing period (late April to August); (2) transitional period from summer to winter (September-October); (3) winter time (November-first March); and (4) transitional period from winter to summer (March-April). In general, soil moisture in grazed sites was lower than in the ungrazed site, particularly for the 30-50 cm soil layer. Seasonal fluctuation of the soil moisture, due to variable precipitation and atmospheric demands, was most significant in the topsoil (0-10 cm) and was less pronounced in deeper soil. Regardless of hydric seasons, soil moisture was significantly influenced by grazing intensity, whereas soil temperature was slightly influenced. With increasing grazing intensity, soil water storage decreased remarkably. Consequently, grazing reduced plant available water and therefore grassland productivity, which are linked to a great extent with the trampling-induced soil structure change and soil moisture regime."
Language:English
References:38
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Zhao, Y., S. Peth, A. Reszkowska, L. Gan, Julia Kr√ľmmelbein, X. Peng, et al. 2011. Response of soil moisture and temperature to grazing intensity in a Leymus chinensis steppe, Inner Mongolia. Plant Soil. 340(1-2):p. 89-102.
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DOI: 10.1007/s11104-010-0460-9
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