Mingan Shao

Learn More
Water transport through the xylem is essential for replacing water loss during transpiration, thus preventing desiccation and permitting photosynthesis. The occurrence of cavitation and embolism due to drought impairs transport to the transpiring leaves. Most research in this discipline has been conducted on woody plants. Less attention has been given to(More)
The afforestation of abandoned farmland significantly influences soil organic carbon (OC). However, the dynamics between OC inputs after afforestation and the original OC are not well understood. To learn more about soil OC dynamics after afforestation of farmland, we measured the soil OC content in paired forest and farmland plots in Shaanxi Province,(More)
Several reviews have analyzed the factors that affect the change in soil organic C (SOC) when forest is converted to agricultural land; however, the effects of forest type and cultivation stage on these changes have generally been overlooked. We collated observations from 453 paired or chronosequential sites where forests have been converted to agricultural(More)
Caragana korshinskii is widely used in vegetation reestablishment programs to stabilize the shifting of sand on the Loess Plateau. This sand shifting of sand exerts pressure on the limited soil water and vice versa. However, detailed transpiration and sap flow studies that focus on water use in these stands remain limited. The hourly sap flows, along with(More)
To understand how organic C (OC) accumulates in afforested soils and to quantify the contribution of aggregate-associated OC to OC accumulation, we investigated the changes in soil structure, total soil OC, and aggregate-associated OC from 0- to 10- and 10- to 20-cm depths in afforested forests and adjacent farmlands of northwestern China. We assessed the(More)
  • 1