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Authors Chigani, HK; Khajeddin, SJ; Karimzadeh, HR
Author Full Name Chigani, H. Kargar; Khajeddin, S. J.; Karimzadeh, H. R.
Title Soil-vegetation relationships of three arid land plant species and their use in rehabilitating degraded sites
Source LAND DEGRADATION & DEVELOPMENT
Language English
Document Type Article
Author Keywords Halocnemum strobilaceum; Iran; Limonium iranicum; RDA ordination; Tamarix passerinoides
Keywords Plus SCALE
Abstract It is essential to consider soil characteristics when establishing vegetation in arid lands. In this study, the redundancy analysis (RDA) ordination method was used in this study to evaluate the habitats of Halocnemum strobilaceum, Limonium iranicum and Tamarix passerinoides growing in the Sejzy region, east of Isfahan. The study area was stratified into six ecologic-floristic complexes. Stratified random sampling was then employed to collect soil and vegetation data from 1-ha quadrats on nine sites. The soil samples were analysed to determine the characteristics of the soil in which the three species grew and to examine the soil profiles up to a depth of 2?m. Soil analyses revealed that high amounts of gypsum, silt, clay, saline, alkali and sulphate in the soil constituted a favourable habitat for Halocnemum strobilaceum. However, the per cent of silt and sulphate concentration in deep layers were negatively correlated with the growth of this species. Evaluation of the L. iranicum habitat revealed that the amounts of carbonate and CCE in the topsoil were positively correlated with the establishment and growth of the species but salinity and alkalinity were negatively correlated. The primary soil characteristics that positively influenced T. passerinoides included the presence of organic matter and bicarbonate ions in the soil layers and the total Ca and Mg content of the topsoil. However, Na was negatively correlated with Tamarix species. Determination of the soil characteristics that are associated with each of these xerophytic species can be used to determine which species is suitable for rehabilitating degraded sites in the study area. Copyright (c) 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Author Address [Chigani, H. Kargar; Khajeddin, S. J.; Karimzadeh, H. R.] Isfahan Univ Technol, Dept Nat Resources, Range & Watershed Management Div, Esfahan 8415683111, Iran
Reprint Address Khajeddin, SJ (reprint author), Isfahan Univ Technol, Dept Nat Resources, Range & Watershed Management Div, Esfahan 8415683111, Iran.
E-mail Address khajedin@cc.iut.ac.ir
Funding Agency and Grant Number Department of Natural Resources of Isfahan University of Technology
Funding Text The authors would like to express their gratitude to Mr A. R. Mohajeri for his helpful field assistance and scientific comments. In addition, they thank the Natural Resources Headquarters for providing access to their facilities in support of the field work conducted for this study. Finally, authors thank the Department of Natural Resources of Isfahan University of Technology for their financial support.
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Cited Reference Count 31
Times Cited 6
Total Times Cited Count (WoS, BCI, and CSCD) 6
Publisher WILEY-BLACKWELL
Publisher City MALDEN
Publisher Address COMMERCE PLACE, 350 MAIN ST, MALDEN 02148, MA USA
ISSN 1085-3278
29-Character Source Abbreviation LAND DEGRAD DEV
ISO Source Abbreviation Land Degrad. Dev.
Publication Date JAN-FEB
Year Published 2012
Volume 23
Issue 1
Beginning Page 92
Ending Page 101
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.1002/ldr.1057
Subject Category 10
Document Delivery Number Environmental Sciences; Soil Science
Unique Article Identifier Environmental Sciences & Ecology; Agriculture
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