Ying Yong Sheng Tai Xue Bao 2020 Aug;31(8):2541-2548
College of Agriculture, Ningxia University, Yinchuan 750021, China.
To understand the responses of soil extracellular enzyme activities to the desert grassland-shrubland anthropogenic transition, we examined soil properties and six extracellular enzyme activities, in soil under vegetation patches and bare interspaces in desert grassland, grassland edge, shrubland edge, shrubland in a typical anthropogenic desert grassland-shrubland mosaic in desert steppe of eastern Ningxia, China. The six measured enzymes included cellobiohydrolase, β-1,4-xylosidase, β-1,4-glucosidase, β-1,4-N-acetylglucosaminidase, leucine aminopeptidase and alkaline phosphatase. We found that soil moisture, soil organic carbon, total nitrogen, total phosphorus, microbial biomass carbon and microbial biomass nitrogen decreased significantly by 26. Read More