Articles | Volume 7, issue 2
SOIL, 7, 563–584, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-563-2021
SOIL, 7, 563–584, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-563-2021
Original research article
30 Aug 2021
Original research article | 30 Aug 2021

Hydrological soil properties control tree regrowth after forest disturbance in the forest steppe of central Mongolia

Florian Schneider et al.

Related authors

Modelled potential forest area in the forest-steppe of central Mongolia is about three times of actual forest area
Michael Klinge, Choimaa Dulamsuren, Florian Schneider, Stefan Erasmi, Markus Hauck, Uudus Bayarsaikhan, and Daniela Sauer
Biogeosciences Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-2020-13,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-2020-13, 2020
Manuscript not accepted for further review
Short summary

Related subject area

Soils and plants
Soil bacterial communities triggered by organic matter inputs associates with a high-yielding pear production
Li Wang, Xiaomei Ye, Hangwei Hu, Jing Du, Yonglan Xi, Zongzhuan Shen, Jing Lin, and Deli Chen
SOIL, 8, 337–348, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-337-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-337-2022, 2022
Short summary
Soil nitrogen and water management by winter-killed catch crops
Norman Gentsch, Diana Heuermann, Jens Boy, Steffen Schierding, Nicolaus von Wirén, Dörte Schweneker, Ulf Feuerstein, Robin Kümmerer, Bernhard Bauer, and Georg Guggenberger
SOIL, 8, 269–281, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-269-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-269-2022, 2022
Short summary
Rhizodeposition efficiency of pearl millet genotypes assessed on a short growing period by carbon isotopes (δ13C and F14C)
Papa Mamadou Sitor Ndour, Christine Hatté, Wafa Achouak, Thierry Heulin, and Laurent Cournac
SOIL, 8, 49–57, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-49-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-49-2022, 2022
Short summary
Inducing banana Fusarium wilt disease suppression through soil microbiome reshaping by pineapple–banana rotation combined with biofertilizer application
Beibei Wang, Mingze Sun, Jinming Yang, Zongzhuan Shen, Yannan Ou, Lin Fu, Yan Zhao, Rong Li, Yunze Ruan, and Qirong Shen
SOIL, 8, 17–29, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-17-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-17-2022, 2022
Short summary
Soil δ15N is a better indicator of ecosystem nitrogen cycling than plant δ15N: A global meta-analysis
Kaihua Liao, Xiaoming Lai, and Qing Zhu
SOIL, 7, 733–742, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-733-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-733-2021, 2021
Short summary

Cited articles

Academy of Sciences of Mongolia: Academy of Sciences of USSR: National Atlas of the Peoples Republic of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Moscow, 1990. 
Albenskiy, A. V., Krylov, G. V., Logginov, B. J., and Scherlin, J. D.: Usage of fast growing breeds in field protection forest cultivation, Moskow, 1956 (in Russian). 
Allen, C. D., Macalady, A. K., Chenchouni, H., Bachelet, D., McDowell, N., Vennetier, M., Kitzberger, T., Rigling, A., Breshears, D. D., Hogg, E. H., Gonzalez, P., Fensham, R., Zhang, Z., Castro, J., Demidova, N., Lim, J.-H., Allard, G., Running, S. W., Semerci, A., and Cobb, N.: A global overview of drought and heat-induced tree mortality reveals emerging climate change risks for forests, Forest Ecol. Manag., 259, 660–684, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2009.09.001, 2010. 
Amoozegar, A. and Warrick, A. W.: Hydraulic Conductivity of Saturated Soils: Field Methods, American Socienty of Agronomy-Soil Science Society of America, 735–770, https://doi.org/10.2136/sssabookser5.1.2ed.c29, 1986. 
Batima, P., Natsagdorj, L., Gombluudev, P., and Erdenetsetseg, B.: Observed climate change in Mongolia, Assessments of Impacts and Adaptations of Climate Change, 1–26, available at: http://www.start.org/Projects/AIACC_Project/working_papers/Working Papers/AIACC_WP_No013.pdf (last access: 17 July .2020), 2005. 
Download
Short summary
The central Mongolian forest steppe underlies a recent decline of forested area. We analysed the site and soil properties in the Khangai Mountains to identify differences between disturbed forest areas with and without regrowth of trees. More silty soils were found under areas with tree regrowth and more sandy soils under areas without tree regrowth. Due to the continental, semi-arid climate, soil properties which increase the amount of available water are decisive for tree regrowth in Mongolia.