Soil Diversity as Affected by Land Use in China: Consequences for Soil Protection

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This article reports the first effort to assess the impact of land-use change on soil diversity for the entire nation of China.

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Shangguan, Wei; Gong, Peng; Liang, Lu; Dai, Yongjiu & Zhang, Keli August 27, 2014.

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  • Shangguan, Wei Beijing Normal University
  • Gong, Peng University of California, Berkeley; Tsinghua University; Joint Center for Global Change Studies
  • Liang, Lu Tsinghua University; University of North Texas
  • Dai, Yongjiu Beijing Normal University; Joint Center for Global Change Studies
  • Zhang, Keli Beijing Normal University

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This article reports the first effort to assess the impact of land-use change on soil diversity for the entire nation of China.

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Abstract: Rapid land-use change in recent decades in China and its impact on terrestrial biodiversity have been widely studied, particularly at local and regional scales. However, the effect of land-use change on the diversity of soils that support the terrestrial biological system has rarely been studied. Here, we report the first effort to assess the impact of land-use change on soil diversity for the entire nation of China. Soil diversity and land-use effects were analyzed spatially in grids and provinces.The land use effects on different soils were uneven. Anthropogenic soils occupied approximately 12% of the total soil area, which had already replaced the original natural soils. About 7.5% of the natural soil classes in China were in danger of substantial loss, due to the disturbance of agriculture and construction. More than 80% of the endangered soils were unprotected due to the overlook of soil diversity.The protection of soil diversity should be integrated into future conservation activities.

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  • The Scientific World Journal, 2014. Cairo, Egypt: Hindawi Publishing Corporation

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  • Publication Title: The Scientific World Journal
  • Volume: 2014
  • Page Start: 1
  • Page End: 12
  • Peer Reviewed: Yes

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  • April 21, 2014

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  • August 5, 2014

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  • August 27, 2014

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Shangguan, Wei; Gong, Peng; Liang, Lu; Dai, Yongjiu & Zhang, Keli. Soil Diversity as Affected by Land Use in China: Consequences for Soil Protection, article, August 27, 2014; Cairo, Egypt. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1234379/: accessed March 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Arts and Sciences.