Model Prediction of Secondary Soil Salinization in the Keriya Oasis, Northwest China
AbstractSignificant anthropogenic and biophysical changes have caused fluctuations in the soil salinization area of the Keriya Oasis in China. The Driver-Pressure-State-Impact-Response (DPSIR) sustainability framework and Bayesian networks (BNs) were used to integrate information from anthropogenic and natural systems to model the trend of secondary soil salinization. The developed model predicted that light salinization (vegetation coverage of around 15–20%, soil salt 5–10 g/kg) of the ecotone will increase in the near term but decelerate slightly in the future, and that farmland salinization will decrease in the near term. This trend is expected to accelerate in the future. Both trends are attributed to decreased water logging, increased groundwater exploitation, and decreased ratio of evaporation/precipitation. In contrast, severe salinization (vegetation coverage of around 2%, soil salt ≥20 g/kg) of the ecotone will increase in the near term. This trend will accelerate in the future because decreased river flow will reduce the flushing of severely salinized soil crust. Anthropogenic factors have negative impacts and natural causes have positive impacts on light salinization of ecotones. In situations involving severe farmland salinization, anthropogenic factors have persistent negative impacts. View Full-Text
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Seydehmet, J.; Lv, G.H.; Nurmemet, I.; Aishan, T.; Abliz, A.; Sawut, M.; Abliz, A.; Eziz, M. Model Prediction of Secondary Soil Salinization in the Keriya Oasis, Northwest China. Sustainability 2018, 10, 656.
Seydehmet J, Lv GH, Nurmemet I, Aishan T, Abliz A, Sawut M, Abliz A, Eziz M. Model Prediction of Secondary Soil Salinization in the Keriya Oasis, Northwest China. Sustainability. 2018; 10(3):656.Chicago/Turabian Style
Seydehmet, Jumeniyaz; Lv, Guang H.; Nurmemet, Ilyas; Aishan, Tayierjiang; Abliz, Abdulla; Sawut, Mamat; Abliz, Abdugheni; Eziz, Mamattursun. 2018. "Model Prediction of Secondary Soil Salinization in the Keriya Oasis, Northwest China." Sustainability 10, no. 3: 656.
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