Carbon Cycle in the Changing Arid Land of China

Yanqi Basin and Bosten Lake

  • Xiujun Wang
  • Zhitong Yu
  • Jiaping Wang
  • Juan Zhang

Part of the Springer Earth System Sciences book series (SPRINGEREARTH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Xiujun Wang, Jiaping Wang, Zhitong Yu, Juan Zhang
    Pages 1-4
  3. Changyan Tian, Lei Zhang, Shuai Zhao
    Pages 5-17
  4. Fengqing Jiang, Junyi Wang, Xiujun Wang
    Pages 19-40
  5. Junyi Wang, Xiujun Wang, Jiaping Wang, Tongping Lu
    Pages 55-68
  6. Zhitong Yu, Xiujun Wang, Hang Fan
    Pages 103-115
  7. Xiujun Wang, Jiaping Wang, Huijin Shi, Yang Guo
    Pages 133-141

About this book


This book integrates the analyses of organic carbon and carbonate accumulation in soil and lake sediment in a typical arid region of China that has experienced significant climate and land-use changes.

It demonstrates that carbonate accumulation greatly exceeds organic carbon in both soil and sediment. It also shows that intensive cropping with sound land management in the arid land not only increases soil organic carbon stock, but also enhances accumulation of soil carbonate, particularly in subsoils. Carbon accumulation in the lake sediment increased between 1950 and 2000, after which it declined, and the authors explore how human activity and climate change may have caused the changes in carbon burial in the lake sediment.

This book is of interest to researchers in a number of fields such as soil science, limnology and global change, as well as to the policy-makers.


Organic carbon carbonate accumulation accumulation rate stable isotope lake sediment land use change carbon accumulation Soil organic carbon Soil carbonate Stable carbon isotope Lake sediment carbon Carbon cycle in arid region Climate change Land use change

Editors and affiliations

  • Xiujun Wang
    • 1
  • Zhitong Yu
    • 2
  • Jiaping Wang
    • 3
  • Juan Zhang
    • 4
  1. 1.College of Global Change and Earth System ScienceBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Beijing Normal University BeijingChina
  3. 3.Agricultural CollegeShihezi UniversityShiheziChina
  4. 4.College of Resources and EnvironmentNortheast Agricultural UniversityHarbinChina

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