Articles | Volume 7, issue 1
Solid Earth, 7, 141–151, 2016
Solid Earth, 7, 141–151, 2016

Research article 27 Jan 2016

Research article | 27 Jan 2016

Effects of vegetation restoration on the aggregate stability and distribution of aggregate-associated organic carbon in a typical karst gorge region

F. K. Tang et al.

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A study of vegetation restoration's effects on soil aggregate stability and SOC sequestration was carried out in a typical karst region (China). We found that revegetation promoted soil stability and accumulation of total SOC and SOC associated in water stable aggregates (WSA). WSA < 0.25 mm has the greatest contribution to total SOC. Fractal dimensions could objectively and comprehensively reflect soil stability. Promoting natural restoration is the ideal method to restore ecology in karst region.