Long-term effects of revegetation on soil water content of sand dunes in arid region of Northern China

  title={Long-term effects of revegetation on soil water content of sand dunes in arid region of Northern China},
  author={Xinrong Li and F. Ma and Honglang Xiao and Xin-ping Wang and K. Kim},
  journal={Journal of Arid Environments},
Abstract Desert is a challenging environment for organisms largely controlled by extreme abiotic factors including soil water content. The objectives of this study were to: (1) determine the effect of vegetative water utilization on soil water content; and (2) monitor the long-term vegetative response to the change of soil water content after establishing the revegetation of sand dunes of the Shapotou Region in the Tengger Desert, Northern China. The permanent revegetation plots were… Expand
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