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See detailAgro-pedological Assessment of the Traditional Yuanyang Rice Terraces of Yunnan Province, China
Colinet, Gilles ULg; Koulos, Keiko; Wu, Bozhi et al

in Journal of Resources and Ecology (2011), 2(4), 353-361

As a contribution to a long-term evaluation of the sustainability of agro-ecosystems in the Yuanyang rice terraces, this paper reviews the bio-physical environment of the terraced landscape in a small ... [more ▼]

As a contribution to a long-term evaluation of the sustainability of agro-ecosystems in the Yuanyang rice terraces, this paper reviews the bio-physical environment of the terraced landscape in a small catchment around Qingkou village and assesses soil fertility in the village crop growing area. A soillandscape organization pattern was developed using a geomorphopedological approach. Anthropogenic, climatic and topographic factors were identified as the main soil forming factors. Soil capability and associated edaphic constraints were assessed and the main soil types were identified and classified using FAO protocols. Spatial patterns of soil fertility appear quite homogeneous. Soils are acid and cation exchange capacity and nutrient reserves are generally low. The agro-ecosystem has largely been developed by the Hani population. This agro-ecosystem has succeeded in maintaining a relatively dynamic nutrient circulation system. Current research is focusing on: (i) the evaluation of the representativeness of the studied area compared to the whole terraced system in the Yuanyang terraced landscape; (ii) measurements of nutrients flows at the field scale; (iii) the effects of soil properties on crop yields; and (iv) up-scaling field levels results to larger spatial units. [less ▲]

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See detailPour un échantillonnage et un conseil agronomique raisonné, les outils d'aide à la décision
Genot, Valérie ULg; Buffet, Dominique; Legrain, Xavier ULg et al

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (2011), 15(S2), 657-668

Environmental and agronomic issues require always more well thought and suited farmer management of agricultural inputs; soil analysis is therefore an essential tool to support decision. However, for a ... [more ▼]

Environmental and agronomic issues require always more well thought and suited farmer management of agricultural inputs; soil analysis is therefore an essential tool to support decision. However, for a soil analysis to provide valuable information, it is essential for the sample to be representative of the studied field. Without this representativeness, an analytical result, as accurate as it could be, would not be of interest if it could mislead the farmer. In practice, the main difficulty for the sampler is the recognition of soil criteria which are essential to provide a fertility advice, especially in Wallonia (Belgium) where soil variability is very important. With the Digital Soil Map of Wallonia (DSMW), drowned at the scale 1/5,000, it seems appropriate to give these information to the samplers in an useful form for routine works. That is why a mapping tool for decision support, named REQUACARTO, was designed to be used for soil analysis by provincial laboratories, members of the REQUASUD laboratories network. This tool responds to a real requirement in Wallonia: achieving a quality sampling for the development of personalized soil fertility advice. [less ▲]

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See detailCartographie des sols en Belgique : aperçu historique et présentation des travaux actuels de valorisation et de révision de la Carte Numérique des Sols de Wallonie
Legrain, Xavier ULg; Demarcin, Pierre ULg; Colinet, Gilles ULg et al

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (2011), 15(S2), 647-656

Over the past few years, there has been growing concern about soils and their properties, thanks to greater environmental awareness. Consequently, existing documents on soil are valuable in risk ... [more ▼]

Over the past few years, there has been growing concern about soils and their properties, thanks to greater environmental awareness. Consequently, existing documents on soil are valuable in risk assessment and for the research of well-adapted solutions. In this context, this paper reviews the main stages of soil mapping in Belgium and presents current works to valorize the Digital Soil Map of Wallonia and update associated databases. Belgium is among the first countries to be completely covered by a detailed soil map (1:20,000). The origin of the Soil Map of Belgium, its realisation between 1947 and 1991, the principles and characteristics as well as the related products are described. But since its publication, due to the increasing need of soil information and thanks to the development of geographical information systems the Walloon part of the map was digitalised between 2000 and 2003 by the Digital Soil Map of Wallonia (DSMW) Project. From this early action at regional level, a selection of immediately derived products is presented and briefly commented. However, if these products go beyond the initial objective of agricultural production increase, they do not always meet the environmental challenges nor the future legislation at European, national and regional levels. To fill this gap, the recent tasks carried out by the DMSW team are presented through a description of their methodological and technical framework. The long-term objective is to build Regional Soil Information Systems based on the use of the Digital Soil Map of Wallonia as a tool of integration, structuring and referencing of pedological information. [less ▲]

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See detailIntérêt des cartes des sols pour l'élaboration d'une stratégie d'échantillonnage en sols contaminés par retombées atmosphériques : application à l'étude de l'effet sol sur le devenir des éléments traces métalliques
Liénard, Amandine ULg; Bock, Laurent ULg; Colinet, Gilles ULg

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (2011), 15(2), 669-682

As a result of pollution from atmospheric dusts, some sites of Wallonia (Belgium) are contaminated by metallic trace elements (MTE) such as cadmium, lead and zinc. These metalliferous soils are called ... [more ▼]

As a result of pollution from atmospheric dusts, some sites of Wallonia (Belgium) are contaminated by metallic trace elements (MTE) such as cadmium, lead and zinc. These metalliferous soils are called ‘calaminary sites’. The major aim of this study concerns the multi-scalar characterization of MTE distribution in these contaminated soils and landscapes. The strategy of sampling described in this paper is based on the influence of soil type and its land use on the fate of MTE. After analysis of collected samples, it will be possible to have an idea of the distribution of MTE among soil components, and therefore, to evaluate the risks caused by environmental changes such as an agricultural use of afforested areas. [less ▲]

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See detailSoil, plant and goat faeces can be used to map trace elements contaminations in the town of Lubumbashi (RDCongo)
Mpundu, Michel; Mobinzo, Paul; Bindelle, Jérôme ULg et al

in The 6th International Conference on Soils of Urban, Industrial, Traffic, Mining and Military Areas: Program, Abstracts and participants directory (2011)

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See detailAvailability of Trace Elements for Chinese Cabbage Amended with Lime in a Periurban Market Garden in Yunnan Province, China
Zu, Yanqun; Bock, Laurent ULg; Schvartz, Christian et al

in Communications in Soil Science & Plant Analysis (2011)

Pot experiments were conducted in the laboratory with lime applications to decrease trace elements in Chinese cabbage produced on soils contaminated by trace ele- ments in the intensive periurban area in ... [more ▼]

Pot experiments were conducted in the laboratory with lime applications to decrease trace elements in Chinese cabbage produced on soils contaminated by trace ele- ments in the intensive periurban area in Chenggong County, Yunnan Province, China. Soil was an acidic loam developed from lacustrine-alluvial deposits. Results showed the following: (1) soil pH increased from 5.3 to 6.5, and acetic-acid-extractable trace-element contents and ratio of acetic-acid-extractable trace-element contents in treatments relative to those in the control (RRCT) decreased with increased rate of lime application. (2) Chinese cabbage more easily absorbed acetic-acid-extractable trace elements. Enrichment coefficients related to trace-element availability (AEC) of lead (Pb; mean: 3.3) and zinc (Zn; mean: 5.8) were stable, and the AEC of cadmium (Cd) was 1.8–2.0 with increased lime application rate. (3) Trace-element contents in Chinese cabbage decreased, and biomass of Chinese cabbage increased, with lime application rate. Trace-element contents in soil solution and acetic-acid-extractable trace-element contents can predict trace-element contents in Chinese cabbage, especially for soil solution. Lime quality and trace-element accumulation in Chinese cabbage should be taken into account when amendment is added to in situ soil contaminated with trace elements. [less ▲]

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See detailMay Rare Metallophytes Benefit from Disturbed Soils Following Mining Activity? The Case of the Crepidorhopalon tenuis in Katanga (D. R. Congo)
Faucon, Michel-Pierre; Parmentier, Ingrid; Colinet, Gilles ULg et al

in Restoration Ecology (2011), 19

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See detailSoil redistribution in rural catchment: how fifty years old soil survey can help model improvement
Legrain, Xavier ULg; Colard, François ULg; Colinet, Gilles ULg et al

in Geophysical Research Abstracts (2011), 13

In a context of high urbanization’s pressure in rural zones, landscape modelling of erosion opens interesting perspectives in land use planning. In most cases, validation data are the weak point. In this ... [more ▼]

In a context of high urbanization’s pressure in rural zones, landscape modelling of erosion opens interesting perspectives in land use planning. In most cases, validation data are the weak point. In this study, we present how fifty years old soil observations can help progressing towards a more accurate validation of such modelling in rural areas. As of 1947, a comprehensive systematic survey of the Belgian soil cover was initiated. Field observations were done every 75 meters by soil auger to a standard depth of 125cm (if possible). Map units were delineated on cadastral field survey maps at scale 1:5,000, based on auger observations and landscape context, then generalised on the 1:10,000 topographic base map for a publication at 1:20,000 scale. The legend of the map includes more than 6,000 different soil types and variants. More recently, the Walloon part of this map was digitalised to produce the Digital Soil Map of Wallonia (DSMW). A 10m resolution DEM was build up in 2009. Its RMSE is 0.8m. Soil erodibility and runoff production maps were derived at the same resolution. A land use map exists at 1:10,000 scale since 2005 and is updated yearly. We applied the USPED model (Unit Stream Power - based Erosion Deposition) (Moore and Burch, 1986) in a small watershed where first soil observations took place in 1956. New soil observations were done in 2010. The watershed is completely included in a cultivated area. The model was applied considering a transport capacity limitation proposed by Mitasova and Mitas (1996). Furthermore, we slightly modified it, in order to take into account recent advances in RUSLE factors computations like LS computation proposed by Desmet and Govers (1996) and Nearing (1997). The spatial distribution of erosion and deposition area produced by the model on the basis of the current DEM is consistent with a comparison between old and recent pedological observations. Furthermore, a comparison between horizons’ thickness in 1956 and 2010 gives spatially distributed quantitative information on erosion and deposition. Nevertheless, some uncertainties remain since the pedological descriptions are based on thickness classes, due to the variability of soil cartographical units, and since the current DEM is itself affected by an uncertainty on the elevation value. Future research will then focus on more accurate elevation data as starting point and then it will become conceivable to model the evolution of watershed elevation including land use and other local anthropogenic structures like hedgerows, ditches or grass strips. [less ▲]

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See detailFactors affecting trace element content in periurban market garden subsoil in Yunnan Province, China
Zu, Yanqun; Bock, Laurent ULg; Schvartz, Christian et al

in Journal of Environmental Sciences (China) (2011), 23(3), 488-496

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See detailRapid restoration of a species-rich ecosystem assessed from soil and vegetation indicators: the case of calcareous grasslands restored from forest stands
Piqueray, Julien ULg; Bottin, Gaëtan; Delescaille, Louis-Marie et al

in Ecological Indicators (2011), 11

Calcareous grasslands have long been recognized as biodiversity hotspots in Europe. However, in recent decades these ecosystems have seen rapid decline. In Belgium, more than 100 ha of calcareous ... [more ▼]

Calcareous grasslands have long been recognized as biodiversity hotspots in Europe. However, in recent decades these ecosystems have seen rapid decline. In Belgium, more than 100 ha of calcareous grasslands have been restored from oak coppices and pine forests since the 1990s. The aim of the present study was to provide a quantitative assessment of the success of these restoration efforts, using two sets of indicators: one related to soil conditions, the other related to vascular plant communities. Soil conditions were evaluated by comparing soil samples from pre-restoration forest stands, restored grasslands (3 age classes: 2-4 years; 5-8 years, 10-15 years) and reference grasslands. The analysis revealed no significant differences in soil N, P and K contents between pre-restoration forests and restored and reference grasslands. We observed a decrease in the mineralization rate indicators in both pre-restoration forests and recent grassland restorations, which was resorbed in older restorations. Floristic surveys revealed that plant species composition of older restorations was most like reference grasslands. However, some differences in species composition persisted after 15 years. Moreover, a few rare species did not colonise restored grasslands despite a close seed source. Non-recolonization by a set of species expected on calcareous grasslands may be due to dispersal limitation and higher cover by native invasive grasses in restored parcels. These results were discussed in term of implications for management. [less ▲]

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See detailDélivrable 24 (A) : Rapport final de la convention A
Pereira, Benoît; Schneider, Arnaud; Titeux, Hugues et al

Report (2010)

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See detailEvaluation de la contamination de la chaïne trophique par les éléments traces (Cu, Co, Zn, Pb, Cd, U, V et As) dans le bassin de la Lufira supérieure (Katanga/RD Congo)
Katemo, Bauchet; Colinet, Gilles ULg; Andre, Luc et al

in Le secteur minier de la République démocratique du Congo à la croisée des chemins (2010, December)

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See detailDe la Carte des Sols de la Belgique à la Carte Numérique des Sols de Wallonie : vers des Systèmes Régionaux d'Information sur les Sols et leurs propriétés
Legrain, Xavier ULg; Demarcin, Pierre ULg; Colinet, Gilles ULg et al

in Bulletin du groupe francophone humidimétrie et transferts en milieux poreux (2010, November 25), 56

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See detailInfluence du type de sol et de son occupation sur la distribution des éléments traces métalliques entre les différents compartiments du sol : Stratégie et démarche d’échantillonnage
Lienard, Amandine ULg; Colinet, Gilles ULg

Poster (2010, November 24)

En Région wallonne, les sols contaminés en éléments traces métalliques (ETM) par retombées atmosphériques parsèment les anciennes régions industrielles du bassin sambro-mosan. C’est le cas du paysage ... [more ▼]

En Région wallonne, les sols contaminés en éléments traces métalliques (ETM) par retombées atmosphériques parsèment les anciennes régions industrielles du bassin sambro-mosan. C’est le cas du paysage entourant la réserve de Sclaigneaux (commune d’Andenne) connue pour ses pelouses calaminaires. Celles-ci trouvent leur origine dans les retombées de poussières contaminées provenant des cheminées d’évacuation d’une usine de zinc et plomb durant plus d’un siècle (1856 à 1978). Les cheminées, situées au sommet de la falaise sur la rive gauche de la Meuse, ont été détruites en 1982. Par cette étude, nous souhaitons observer la distribution des ETM dans les différents compartiments du sol et l’influence sur celle-ci du type de sol et de l’occupation du sol. La zone d’étude choisie est une maille circulaire de 3km de rayon centrée sur la zone des cheminées d’évacuation. Ce choix de maille permettra d’étudier l’offre en ETM du sol sur une distance constante dans toutes les directions. Elle est située dans le bassin hydrographique de la Meuse entre la Hesbaye, au nord, et le Condroz, au sud. Un plan d’échantillonnage stratifié par ordre d’importance des facteurs a été mis en place. Tout d’abord, une première sélection de sols a été opérée parmi les principaux types de sols répartis sur la zone sur base de l’ensemble de leur couverture cartographique. Les sols non cartographiés ou artificiels ainsi que les regroupements de complexes de sols pour lesquels les informations en notre possession sont insuffisantes ont ainsi été abandonnés. Une deuxième sélection porte sur les occupations de sols suivantes, cultures - prairies – forêts ; seuls six sols types de sols sont présents sous les trois occupations. Enfin, le choix final se porte sur les sols présents dans les quatre directions suivantes nord, est, ouest et sud. Au final, seulement trois unités de sols satisfont les exigences décrites ci-dessus. Les lieux d’échantillonnage sont répartis pour chaque combinaison sol-occupation sur les quatre directions. En tout, plus de 250 sondages seront réalisés sur cette zone d’environ 2.800ha pour optimiser la représentativité de l’échantillonnage. [less ▲]

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See detailMéthodologie d’acquisition d’une collection d’échantillons de sols liés aux matériaux parentaux en Wallonie
Legrain, Xavier ULg; Renneson, Malorie ULg; Genot, Valérie ULg et al

Poster (2010, November 24)

Malgré l'exiguïté de son territoire, la Wallonie est dotée d’un contexte géologique particulièrement varié et contrasté. Des grandes géostructures aux formations lithostratigraphiques, cette diversité se ... [more ▼]

Malgré l'exiguïté de son territoire, la Wallonie est dotée d’un contexte géologique particulièrement varié et contrasté. Des grandes géostructures aux formations lithostratigraphiques, cette diversité se reflète au niveau des situations pédologiques rencontrées. En effet, l’altération des roches, à l’origine du matériau parental, constitue un des processus majeurs indispensables à la formation d’un sol. Par ailleurs, à travers sa nature et sa composition, ce matériau d’origine est reconnu comme un des facteurs prépondérants influençant la pédogenèse, et de ce fait, les propriétés des sols. Fort de ce constat, l’Unité de Science du Sol de Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, à travers la collaboration de divers projets, a entrepris la collecte d’échantillons de sols, en relation avec les matériaux parentaux à l’origine de la majorité des sols présents en Wallonie. L’objectif poursuivi est (i) d’acquérir des données à caractère « permanent », intrinsèques à ces matériaux parentaux, afin d’en dégager une signature chimique, physico-chimique, physique et spectrale, et (ii) de mettre en évidence l’influence tant du matériau parental que de l’occupation du sol sur les propriétés des horizons de surface. L’originalité du travail réside en partie dans la stratégie d’échantillonnage, basée sur une stratification pédologique et géographique, par la prise en compte respectivement de la Carte des Principaux Types de Sols de Wallonie et des Unités de l’Espace Rural. Les choix opérés ont conduit à la sélection de 12 matériaux parentaux, chacun faisant l’objet de prélèvements en 10 points (surface et profondeur). La localisation précise de ces points a été déterminée sur base d’une analyse et de la confrontation de documents cartographiques existants, se rapportant essentiellement aux sigles pédologiques, aux formations lithostratigraphiques, au relief et à l’occupation des sols. Un total de 258 échantillons a ainsi été prélevé en 120 points (76 en culture, 15 en prairie temporaire et 29 en prairie permanente). Parmi les analyses déjà réalisées citons, outre le menu d’analyse classique en pédologie (pH H2O et KCl, carbonates, granulométrie, COT, CEC, …), la détermination des formes du phosphore (total, minéral, organique ou disponible), des teneurs totales en éléments traces métalliques, la mesure de paramètres physiques ou hydriques tels que les limites d’Atterberg ou les courbes pF, ainsi que diverses analyses par spectroscopie proche infrarouge. Parmi les mesures envisagées à l’avenir, citons des analyses minéralogiques et des mesures de stabilité structurale. [less ▲]

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See detailDes outils d'aide à la décision pour un échantillonnage, un conseil agronomique et un conseil environnemental personnalisés
Genot, Valérie ULg; Cugnon, Thibaut; Buffet, Dominique et al

Conference (2010, November 24)

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See detailEffect of parent materials and land use on soil phosphorus characteristics in Southern Belgium
Renneson, Malorie ULg; Dufey, Joseph; Bock, Laurent ULg et al

Conference (2010, September 29)

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