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The influence of elevation on soil properties and forest litter in the Siliceous Moncayo Massif, SW Europe
BADÍA David RUIZ Alberto; GIRONA Antonio; MARTÍ Clara; CASANOVA José; IBARRA Paloma; ZUFIAURRERaquel
Corresponding AuthorBADÍA David
2016-12
Source PublicationJournal of Mountain Science
ISSN1672-6316
Volume13Issue:12Pages:2155-2169
Subtype期刊论文
AbstractUnderstanding the effects of elevation and related factors (climate, vegetation) on the physical and chemical soil properties can help to predict changes in response to future climate or afforestationforcings. This work aims to contribute to the knowledge of soil evolution and the classification of forest soils in relation to elevation in the montane stage, with special attention to podzolization and humus forms. The northern flank of the Moncayo Massif (Iberian Range, SW Europe) provides a unique opportunity to study a forest soils catena within a consistent quartzitic parent material over a relatively steep elevation gradient. With increasing elevation, pH, base saturation, exchangeable potassium, and fine silt-sized particles decrease significantly, while organic matter, the C/N ratio, soil aggregate stability, water repellency and coarse sand-sized particles increase significantly. The soil profiles shared a set of properties in all horizons: loamy-skeletal particle-size, extreme acidity (pH-H2O<5.6) and low base saturation (<50%). The most prevalent soil forming processes in the catena include topsoil organic matter accumulation and even podzolization, which increases with elevation. From the upper to lower landscape positions of wooded montane stage of the Moncayo Massif, mull-moder-mor humus and an Umbrisol-Cambisol-Podzol soil unit sequences were found.
KeywordMontane Stage Forest Soils Catena Humus Forms Podzolization Siliceous Moncayo Massif
DOI10.1007/s11629-015-3773-6
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Language英语
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Identifierhttp://ir.imde.ac.cn/handle/131551/17828
CollectionJournal of Mountain Science_Journal of Mountain Science-2016_Vol13 No.12
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BADÍA David RUIZ Alberto,GIRONA Antonio,MARTÍ Clara,et al. The influence of elevation on soil properties and forest litter in the Siliceous Moncayo Massif, SW Europe[J]. Journal of Mountain Science,2016,13(12):2155-2169.
APA BADÍA David RUIZ Alberto,GIRONA Antonio,MARTÍ Clara,CASANOVA José,IBARRA Paloma,&ZUFIAURRERaquel.(2016).The influence of elevation on soil properties and forest litter in the Siliceous Moncayo Massif, SW Europe.Journal of Mountain Science,13(12),2155-2169.
MLA BADÍA David RUIZ Alberto,et al."The influence of elevation on soil properties and forest litter in the Siliceous Moncayo Massif, SW Europe".Journal of Mountain Science 13.12(2016):2155-2169.
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