Articles | Volume 6, issue 4
Solid Earth, 6, 1195–1205, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-6-1195-2015
Solid Earth, 6, 1195–1205, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-6-1195-2015
Research article
05 Nov 2015
Research article | 05 Nov 2015

Short-term grazing exclusion has no impact on soil properties and nutrients of degraded alpine grassland in Tibet, China

X. Lu et al.

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Grazing exclusion has been widely adopted to restore degraded grasslands in Tibet. We investigated soil properties and nutrients by comparing free-grazing and grazing exclusion grasslands. The results showed that grazing exclusion had no impact on most soil properties and nutrients, and even caused a considerable decrease in soil TN and TP in the soil surface layer. Nevertheless, climate conditions during the growing season played an important role in controlling the soil quality status.