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Seasonal dynamics of soil microbial activity after biochar addition in a dryland maize field in North-Western China
Zhu, Li-xia1,2; Xiao, Qian1,3; Cheng, Hong-yan1,2; Shi, Bing-jie1,2; Shen, Yu-fang1; Li, Shi-qing1; Shen, YF; Li, SQ (reprint author), Northwest A&F Univ, State Key Lab Soil Eros & Dryland Farming Loess P, Yangling 712100, Peoples R China.
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2017
Source PublicationECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING
ISSN0925-8574
description.correspondentemailjustin2118@163.com ; shenyufang@nwsuaf.edu.cn ; sqli@ms.iswc.ac.cn
Volume104Pages:141-149
AbstractSoil microbes are of great importance in assessing key ecosystem functions due to their high sensitivity and capacity of providing ecologically relevant information. Benefits of biochar have been demonstrated, including enhancing carbon (C) sequestration and improving soil fertility. Considerable attention has been taken to effects of biochar on soil properties; however, information regarding effects of biochar on seasonal changes of soil microbial activities in field experiments in dryland soil was not well known. Based on a 2-year spring maize (Zea mays L.) field experiment, we examined changes in soil microbial biomass carbon (MBC), nitrogen (MBN), phosphorus (MBP), urease and alkaline phosphatase activities with three biochar application rates (0, 10, and 30 t ha(-1)) at 0-10 cm and 10-20 cm soil layers in year 2013 and 2014 in silty loam soils on the Loess Plateau in North-Western China. Our results indicated that biochar increased MBC except at silking stage (R1) in 2013, whereas it tended to decrease MBC except at 6-leaf stage (V6) in 2014. MBN in the shallower (0-10 cm) soil layer in 2013 and MBP in 2014 generally increased with biochar rates. Significant positive correlations between microbial biomass and soil water content ( SWC) were observed. Results also showed that there were considerable fluctuations in enzymes activities across the growth periods and depths. Biochar significantly increased alkaline phosphatase activities in 2014, and resulted in small but detectable shifts in soil urease activities in both years. These results provided evidence that biochar addition could be an effective management practice for soil microbial activities throughout crop growing season in a dry agricultural system, although soil factors from different climates might lead to some shifts of effects of biochar. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
KeywordBiochar Rates Microbial Dynamics Soil Water Content Urease Alkaline Phosphatase
Subject AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology ; Engineering
DOI10.1016/j.ecoleng.2017.04.026
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Publication PlaceAMSTERDAM
Language英语
WOS IDWOS:000402834600013
PublisherELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Funding OrganizationNatural Science Foundation of China [51279197, 41671307]; Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities [YQ2013009]; Natural Science Basic Research Plan in Shaanxi Province of China [2012JM3010, 2015JQ4107] ; Natural Science Foundation of China [51279197, 41671307]; Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities [YQ2013009]; Natural Science Basic Research Plan in Shaanxi Province of China [2012JM3010, 2015JQ4107]
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Identifierhttp://ir.iswc.ac.cn/handle/361005/7972
Collection水保所科研产出--SCI_2017--SCI
Corresponding AuthorShen, YF; Li, SQ (reprint author), Northwest A&F Univ, State Key Lab Soil Eros & Dryland Farming Loess P, Yangling 712100, Peoples R China.
Affiliation1.Northwest A&F Univ, State Key Lab Soil Eros & Dryland Farming Loess P, Yangling 712100, Peoples R China
2.Northwest A&F Univ, Coll Nat Resources & Environm, Yangling 712100, Peoples R China
3.Northwest A&F Univ, Coll Forestry, Yangling 712100, Peoples R China
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Zhu, Li-xia,Xiao, Qian,Cheng, Hong-yan,et al. Seasonal dynamics of soil microbial activity after biochar addition in a dryland maize field in North-Western China[J]. ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING,2017,104:141-149.
APA Zhu, Li-xia.,Xiao, Qian.,Cheng, Hong-yan.,Shi, Bing-jie.,Shen, Yu-fang.,...&Li, SQ .(2017).Seasonal dynamics of soil microbial activity after biochar addition in a dryland maize field in North-Western China.ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING,104,141-149.
MLA Zhu, Li-xia,et al."Seasonal dynamics of soil microbial activity after biochar addition in a dryland maize field in North-Western China".ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING 104(2017):141-149.
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