JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Presentation information

[JJ] Poster

M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-IS Intersection

[M-IS19] [JJ] Biogeochemistry

Wed. May 24, 2017 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL7)

[MIS19-P11] The sensitive soil chemical properties reflect the vegetation changes caused by overgrazing in Mongolia.

*Kazuki ENDO1, Maki Asano1, Kenji Tamura1 (1.University of Tsukuba)

Keywords:soil physicochemical properties , soil degradation, overgrazing, Mongolia

Human activities and climate changes have altered grassland ecosystems in Mongolia. Especially, overgrazing causes deterioration of vegetation and soil degradation. The process of soil degradation with vegetation deterioration in Mongolian grassland is not clearly understood. We need to find out which soil properties can be a sensitive index of soil degradation to promote sustainable use of grassland in Mongolia. Therefore, to obtain preliminary data for establishing a soil degradation index, we observed soil profile morphology and measured soil physicochemical properties under different grazing pressure in the steppe grassland Mongolia.