Ecosystem service delivery in Karst landscapes: anthropogenic perturbation and recovery

Show simple item record Quine, Timothy Guo, Dali Green, Sophie M. Tu, Chenglong Hartley, Iain Zhang, Xinyu Dungait, Jennifer Wen, Xuefa Song, Zhaoliang Liu, Hongyan Buss, Heather Barrows, Timothy Evershed, Richard Johnes, Penny Meersmans, Jeroen 2017-06-22T15:11:44Z 2017-06-22T15:11:44Z 2017-06-09
dc.identifier.citation Timothy Quine, Dali Guo, Sophie M. Green, Chenglong Tu, Iain Hartley, Xinyu Zhang, Jennifer Dungait, Xuefa Wen, Zhaoliang Song, Hongyan Liu, Heather Buss, Timothy Barrows, Richard Evershed, Penny Johnes, Jeroen Meersmans, Ecosystem service delivery in Karst landscapes: anthropogenic perturbation and recovery, Acta Geochimica, Vol. 36, Issue 3, September 2017, pp. 416–420 en_UK
dc.identifier.issn 2096-0956
dc.description.abstract Covering extensive parts of China, Karst landscapes are exceptional because rapid and intensive land use change has caused severe ecosystem degradation within only the last 50 years. The twentieth century intensification in food production through agriculture has led to a rapid deterioration of soil quality, evidenced in reduced crop production and rapid loss of soil. In many areas, a tipping point appears to have been passed as basement rock is exposed and ‘rocky desertification’ dominates. Through the establishment of the “Soil processes and ecological services in the karst critical zone of SW China” (SPECTRA) Critical Zone Observatory (CZO) we will endevaour to understand the fundmental processes involved in soil production and erosion, and investigate the integrated geophysical-geochemical-ecological responses of the CZ to perturbations. The CZ spans a gradient from undisturbed natural vegetation through human perturbed landscapes. We seek to understand the importance of heterogeneity in surface and below-ground morphology and flow pathways in determining the spatial distribution of key stocks (soil, C, vegetation, etc.) and their control on ecosystem service delivery. We will assess the extent to which the highly heterogeneous critical zone resources can be restored to enable sustainable delivery of ecosystem services. This paper presents the CZO design and initial assessment of soil and soil organic carbon stocks and evidence for their stability based on caesium-137 (137Cs) data. en_UK
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dc.publisher Springer en_UK
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dc.subject Soil degradation en_UK
dc.subject Ecosystem services en_UK
dc.subject Caesium-137 en_UK
dc.subject Karst, China en_UK
dc.title Ecosystem service delivery in Karst landscapes: anthropogenic perturbation and recovery en_UK
dc.type Article en_UK

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