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Grazing enhances soil nutrient effects: Trade-offs between aboveground and belowground biomass in alpine grasslands of the Tibetan Plateau
Sun, Jian1; Ma, Baibing1,2; Lu, Xuyang3
2018-02-01
Source PublicationLAND DEGRADATION & DEVELOPMENT
ISSN1085-3278
Volume29Issue:2Pages:337-348
SubtypeArticle
Contribution Rank3
AbstractUnderstanding the impact of grazing patterns on grassland production is of fundamental importance for grassland conservation and management. The objective of this study is to obtain an understanding of the trade-offs between aboveground biomass and belowground biomass, which are influenced by environmental factors in free grazing (FG) and grazing exclusion (GE) alpine grasslands on the Tibetan Plateau. We explored the relationships between the trade-off and environmental factors using correlation analysis, a generalized additive model and a structural equation model, and then found that the key factors that determine trade-off showed differences in FG and GE grasslands and that the final structural equation modeling result explained that 96% (path coefficient=0.96) and 65% (path coefficient=0.65) of the variations in the trade-off were due to FG or GE classifications, respectively. The results demonstrated that soil organic carbon, soil carbon/soil nitrogen, and soil available nitrogen affect the trade-off between aboveground and belowground biomass in FG grasslands more obviously than in GE grasslands. However, the effects of growing season temperature on the trade-off were insignificant, -0.218 and -0.181 in FG and GE grasslands, respectively. FG increased the soil bulk density, which resulted in an alteration in the soil pore size distribution and a greater resistance to root penetration. In addition, FG affected the level of soil nutrition, which will affect the nitrogen mineralization of decomposition and absorption, as well as the root biomass. Consequently, this study can provide guidance to improve the quality of grassland.
Keywordbiomass allocation climate elements grassland practice soil nutrient vegetation dynamic
DOI10.1002/ldr.2822
Indexed BySCI
WOS KeywordFINE-ROOT DYNAMICS ; PLANT BIOMASS ; RANGELAND DEGRADATION ; UPLAND GRASSLAND ; CARBON DYNAMICS ; NORTHERN CHINA ; ORGANIC-CARBON ; NO IMPACT ; EXCLUSION ; NITROGEN
Language英语
Funding ProjectYouth Innovation Research Team Project[LENOM2016Q0003] ; State Key Research Development Program of China[2016YFC0502002] ; West Light Foundation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology ; Agriculture
WOS SubjectEnvironmental Sciences ; Soil Science
WOS IDWOS:000425100700015
Funding OrganizationYouth Innovation Research Team Project ; State Key Research Development Program of China ; West Light Foundation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
PublisherWILEY
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Cited Times:30[WOS]   [WOS Record]     [Related Records in WOS]
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.imde.ac.cn/handle/131551/21426
Collection山地表生过程与生态调控重点实验室
Corresponding AuthorSun, Jian; Lu, Xuyang
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Key Lab Ecosyst Network Observat & Modelling, Synth Res Ctr Chinese Ecosyst Res Network, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China;
2.Changan Univ, Sch Earth Sci & Resource, Xian 710000, Shaanxi, Peoples R China;
3.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Mt Hazards & Environm, Key Lab Mt Surface Proc & Ecol Regulat, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan, Peoples R China
Corresponding Author Affilication中国科学院水利部成都山地灾害与环境研究所
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Sun, Jian,Ma, Baibing,Lu, Xuyang. Grazing enhances soil nutrient effects: Trade-offs between aboveground and belowground biomass in alpine grasslands of the Tibetan Plateau[J]. LAND DEGRADATION & DEVELOPMENT,2018,29(2):337-348.
APA Sun, Jian,Ma, Baibing,&Lu, Xuyang.(2018).Grazing enhances soil nutrient effects: Trade-offs between aboveground and belowground biomass in alpine grasslands of the Tibetan Plateau.LAND DEGRADATION & DEVELOPMENT,29(2),337-348.
MLA Sun, Jian,et al."Grazing enhances soil nutrient effects: Trade-offs between aboveground and belowground biomass in alpine grasslands of the Tibetan Plateau".LAND DEGRADATION & DEVELOPMENT 29.2(2018):337-348.
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