Impact of fire and post-fire management techniques on soil chemical properties

Gómez Rey, M.X. and Couto Vázquez, A. and García Marco, Sonia and González Prieto, S.J. (2013). Impact of fire and post-fire management techniques on soil chemical properties. "Geoderma", v. 195-19 ; pp. 155-164. ISSN 0016-7061.

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Title: Impact of fire and post-fire management techniques on soil chemical properties
Author/s:
  • Gómez Rey, M.X.
  • Couto Vázquez, A.
  • García Marco, Sonia
  • González Prieto, S.J.
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Geoderma
Date: 2013
ISSN: 0016-7061
Volume: 195-19
Subjects:
Faculty: E.U.I.T. Agrícolas (UPM)
Department: Química y Análisis Agrícola [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The effects of fire ( Control burned soil) and two emergency stabilisation techniques (grass Seeding and straw Mulching ) on 20 chemical characteristics were evaluated on 0 – 5 cm top-soils sampled 1, 90, 180 and 365 days after an experimental fi re in a steep shrubland of a temperate-humid region (NW Spain). Most part of pH (in H 2 O and KCl) variance was explained by the sampling date. No clear temporal trends were identi fi able for total soil C and N content, likely due to the large SOM pool in these soils; however, changes on soil δ 13 C were explained by the deposition of 13 C-depleted ashes, followed by its progressive erosion, while those on soil δ 15 N were a consequence of fi re induced N outputs. After the fi re, NH 4 + – N, P, Na, K, Mg, Ca, Mn, Cu, Zn and B concentrations increased, while those of NO 3 − – N, Al, Fe and Co did not vary significantly. Despite a significant decline with time, concentrations of Mg, Ca and Mn at the end of the study were still higher than in unburned soil, while those of K, Cu, Zn and B were similar to the pre-fire levels and those of NH 4 + – N, P and Na were below pre-fire values. Mulching and Seeding treatments for burned soil emergency stabilisation had significant effects on soil δ 15 N and extractable K, Mg and Ca, while data were inconclusive for their possible effects on the extractable Al, Fe and Co

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Item ID: 26167
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/26167/
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Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 05 Jun 2014 09:16
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2015 22:56
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