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Soil organic carbon contents, aggregate stability, and humic acid composition in different alpine grasslands in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau
CAO Zhi-yuan; WANG Yong; LI Jie; ZHANG Jin-jing; HE Nian-peng
Corresponding AuthorZHANG Jin-jing
2016-11
Source PublicationJournal of Mountain Science
ISSN1672-6316
Volume13Issue:11Pages:2015-2027
Subtype期刊论文
AbstractAlpine grassland soils on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau store approximately 33.5 Pg of organic carbon (C) at 0–0.75 m depthand play an important role in the global carbon cycle. We investigated soil organic C (SOC), water-soluble organic C (WSOC), easily oxidizable organic C (EOC), humic C fractions, aggregate-associated C, aggregate stability, and humic acid (HA) composition along an east-west transect across Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, and explored their spatial patterns and controlling factors. The contents of SOC, WSOC, EOC, humic C fractions and aggregate-associated C, the proportions of macro-aggregates (2-0.25) and micro-aggregates (0.25-0.053 mm), and the aggregate stability indicesall increased in the order alpine desert < alpine steppe < alpine meadow. The alkyl C, O-alkyl C, and aliphatic C/aromatic C ratio of HA increased as alpine desert < alpine meadow < alpine steppe, and the trends were reverse for the aromatic C and HB/HI ratio. Mean annual precipitation and aboveground biomass were significantly correlated with the contents of SOC and its fractions, the proportions of macro- and micro-aggregates,and the aggregate stability indicesalong this transect. Among all these C fractions,SOC content and aggregate stability were more closely associated withhumic Cand silt and clay sized C in comparison withWSOC, EOC, and macro- and micro-aggregate C. The results suggested that alpine meadow soils containing higher SOC exhibited high soil aggregation and aggregate stability. Mean annual precipitation should be the main climate factor controlling the spatial patterns of SOC, soil aggregation, and aggregate stabilityin this region.The resistant and stable C fractions rather than labile C fractions are the major determinant of SOC stocks and aggregate stability.
KeywordSoil Organic Carbon Aggregate Stability Humic Acid Carbon-13 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Latitudinal Transect Qinghai-tibet Plateau
DOI10.1007/s11629-015-3744-y
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Language英语
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Identifierhttp://ir.imde.ac.cn/handle/131551/17616
CollectionJournal of Mountain Science_Journal of Mountain Science-2016_Vol13 No.11
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CAO Zhi-yuan,WANG Yong,LI Jie,et al. Soil organic carbon contents, aggregate stability, and humic acid composition in different alpine grasslands in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau[J]. Journal of Mountain Science,2016,13(11):2015-2027.
APA CAO Zhi-yuan,WANG Yong,LI Jie,ZHANG Jin-jing,&HE Nian-peng.(2016).Soil organic carbon contents, aggregate stability, and humic acid composition in different alpine grasslands in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.Journal of Mountain Science,13(11),2015-2027.
MLA CAO Zhi-yuan,et al."Soil organic carbon contents, aggregate stability, and humic acid composition in different alpine grasslands in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau".Journal of Mountain Science 13.11(2016):2015-2027.
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