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Soil functions and ecosystem services research in the Chinese karst Critical Zone. / Green, Sophie M.; Dungait, Jennifer A.J.; Tu, Chenglong; Buss, Heather; Sanderson, Nicole; Hawkes, Simon James; Xing, Kaixiong; Yue, Fujun; Hussey, Victoria; Peng, Jian; Johnes, Penny; Barrows, Timothy; Hartley, Iain P.; Song, Xianwei; Jiang, Zihan; Meersmans, Jeroen; Zhang, Xinyu; Tian, Jing; Wu, Xiuchen; Liu, Hongyan; Song, Zhaoliang; Evershed, Richard; Gao, Yang; Quine, Timothy.

In: Chemical Geology, 21.03.2019.

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Green, SM, Dungait, JAJ, Tu, C, Buss, H, Sanderson, N, Hawkes, SJ, Xing, K, Yue, F, Hussey, V, Peng, J, Johnes, P, Barrows, T, Hartley, IP, Song, X, Jiang, Z, Meersmans, J, Zhang, X, Tian, J, Wu, X, Liu, H, Song, Z, Evershed, R, Gao, Y & Quine, T 2019, 'Soil functions and ecosystem services research in the Chinese karst Critical Zone', Chemical Geology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2019.03.018

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Green, S. M., Dungait, J. A. J., Tu, C., Buss, H., Sanderson, N., Hawkes, S. J., ... Quine, T. (2019). Soil functions and ecosystem services research in the Chinese karst Critical Zone. Chemical Geology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2019.03.018

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Green SM, Dungait JAJ, Tu C, Buss H, Sanderson N, Hawkes SJ et al. Soil functions and ecosystem services research in the Chinese karst Critical Zone. Chemical Geology. 2019 Mar 21. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2019.03.018

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Green, Sophie M. ; Dungait, Jennifer A.J. ; Tu, Chenglong ; Buss, Heather ; Sanderson, Nicole ; Hawkes, Simon James ; Xing, Kaixiong ; Yue, Fujun ; Hussey, Victoria ; Peng, Jian ; Johnes, Penny ; Barrows, Timothy ; Hartley, Iain P. ; Song, Xianwei ; Jiang, Zihan ; Meersmans, Jeroen ; Zhang, Xinyu ; Tian, Jing ; Wu, Xiuchen ; Liu, Hongyan ; Song, Zhaoliang ; Evershed, Richard ; Gao, Yang ; Quine, Timothy. / Soil functions and ecosystem services research in the Chinese karst Critical Zone. In: Chemical Geology. 2019.

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title = "Soil functions and ecosystem services research in the Chinese karst Critical Zone",
abstract = "Covering extensive parts of China, karst is a critically important landscape that has experienced rapid and intensive land use change and associated ecosystem degradation within only the last 50 years. In the natural state, key ecosystem services delivered by these landscapes include regulation of the hydrological cycle, nutrient cycling and supply, carbon storage in soils and biomass, nutrient cycling, biodiversity and food production. Intensification of agriculture since the late-20th century has led to a rapid deterioration in Critical Zone (CZ) state, evidenced by reduced crop production and rapid loss of soil. In many areas, an ecological ‘tipping point’ appears to have been passed as basement rock is exposed and ‘rocky desertification’ dominates. This paper reviews contemporary research of soil processes and ecosystems service delivery in Chinese karst ecosystems, with an emphasis on soil degradation and the potential for ecosystem recovery through sustainable management. It is clear that currently there is limited understanding of the geological, hydrological and ecological processes that control soil functions in these landscapes, which is critical for developing management strategies to optimise ecosystem service delivery. This knowledge gap presents a classic CZ scientific challenge because an integrated multidisciplinary approach is essential to quantify the responses of soils in the Chinese karst CZ to extreme anthropogenic perturbation, to develop a mechanistic understanding of their resilience to environmental stressors, and thereby to inform strategies to recover and maintain sustainable soil function.Keywords: karst, critical zone, China, soil processes, soil degradation, ecosystem services",
author = "Green, {Sophie M.} and Dungait, {Jennifer A.J.} and Chenglong Tu and Heather Buss and Nicole Sanderson and Hawkes, {Simon James} and Kaixiong Xing and Fujun Yue and Victoria Hussey and Jian Peng and Penny Johnes and Timothy Barrows and Hartley, {Iain P.} and Xianwei Song and Zihan Jiang and Jeroen Meersmans and Xinyu Zhang and Jing Tian and Xiuchen Wu and Hongyan Liu and Zhaoliang Song and Richard Evershed and Yang Gao and Timothy Quine",
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AU - Barrows, Timothy

AU - Hartley, Iain P.

AU - Song, Xianwei

AU - Jiang, Zihan

AU - Meersmans, Jeroen

AU - Zhang, Xinyu

AU - Tian, Jing

AU - Wu, Xiuchen

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