Soil aggregate fraction 1–5 mm: An indicator for soil quality in rangelands

@inproceedings{Stavi2011SoilAF,
  title={Soil aggregate fraction 1–5 mm: An indicator for soil quality in rangelands},
  author={Ilan Stavi and Eugene D. Ungar and Hanoch Lavee and Pariente Sarah},
  year={2011}
}
Abstract Aggregate size distribution affects the soil’s physical quality and fertility. Widely used aggregation indices include the size fractions 2 mm, and >8 mm, and the mean weight diameter of aggregates. A recent study from the semi-arid hilly rangeland of the Negev desert, Israel revealed considerable impact of the type of surface cover (shrub patches, trampling routes, and the remainder of the interpatch spaces) on these indices, but only limited impact of hillside aspect (north- vs… CONTINUE READING