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The effects of land-use combinations on soil erosion : a case study in the Loess Plateau of China

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

FU, B.-J.
State Key Lab. of Urban and Regional Ecology, Research Centre for Eco-Environmental Sciences, CAS, Beijing, Chine
WANG, Y.-F.
State Key Lab. of Urban and Regional Ecology, Research Centre for Eco-Environmental Sciences, CAS, Beijing, Chine
LU, Y.-H.
State Key Lab. of Urban and Regional Ecology, Research Centre for Eco-Environmental Sciences, CAS, Beijing, Chine
HE, C.-S.
Dep. of Geography, Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo, Etats-Unis
CHEN, L.-D.
State Key Lab. of Urban and Regional Ecology, Research Centre for Eco-Environmental Sciences, CAS, Beijing, Chine
SONG, C.-J.
State Key Lab. of Urban and Regional Ecology, Research Centre for Eco-Environmental Sciences, CAS, Beijing, Chine


Description :
This paper examines soil erosion under different land uses and land-use combinations using 137 Cs tracing in the Yangjuangou Catchment, a tributary of the Yan River in the Loess Plateau of Northern Shaanxi Province. The results show that the order of 137Cs activity in different land uses decreases sequentially from mature forest to grass to young forest to orchard to terrace crop, indicating that the mature forests had the lowest erosion rates while the terraced cropland produced the highest erosion amount. Three land-use combinations on the hillslope were selected to study the relationship between land-use combination and soil erosion. The results provide an important basis for optimizing land-use combinations to control soil erosion on slopes and may also result in important ecological benefits.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Progress in physical geography, issn : 0309-1333, 2009, vol. 33, n°. 6, p. 793-804, nombre de pages : 12, Références bibliographiques : 2 p.

Date :
2009

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, London, Sage Publications

Langue :
Anglais
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