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See detailImpact of soil management on earthworm diversity according to differential plowing and plant residue incorporation
Lemtiri, Aboulkacem ULg; Alabi, Taofic; Zirbes, Lara ULg et al

Poster (2012, July 02)

Earthworms are largely distributed in terrestrial ecosystems and their abundance and diversity in soils are significantly affected by biotic (macro- and micro-organisms) and abiotic factors: soil ... [more ▼]

Earthworms are largely distributed in terrestrial ecosystems and their abundance and diversity in soils are significantly affected by biotic (macro- and micro-organisms) and abiotic factors: soil properties (pH, texture, structure…); agricultural management system and climate change. Here, tillage effect of earthworm population combined with crops residual management was investigated and correlated with soils properties. From wheat experimental field plots, the diversity of earthworm according to the field crop management was assessed. Application of particular crop production practices such as the integration of different levels of crop residues, diverse parts of wheat straws, at the field level regulate earthworm diversity and population abundance. Indeed, tillage reduced earthworm population with a 35% rate also corresponding to changes in soil properties. Agricultural practices had to be adapted to include consideration on macro-invertebrate abundance and diversity to maintain efficient soil fertility and allow sustainable crop production [less ▲]

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See detailDRIVING FACTORS OF SOIL FERTILITY IN MOUNTAIN TERRACED PADDY FIELDS OF YUANYANG (CHINA)
Colinet, Gilles ULg; Wu, Bozhi; Li, Yongmei et al

Poster (2012, July)

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See detailBase de données sols de REQUASUD - 3ème synthèse
Genot, Valérie ULg; Renneson, Malorie ULg; Colinet, Gilles ULg et al

Book published by ASBL REQUASUD - D/2012/8689/1 (2012)

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See detailLa Carte des Sols de la Belgique, outil d'estimation de la pression urbanistique sur les sols
Legrain, Xavier ULg; Michel, Brieuc ULg; Bock, Laurent ULg et al

Conference (2012, March 20)

Ces dernières décennies, des pressions de tout ordre ont induit une forte expansion de l’urbanisation en Europe, à laquelle la Belgique n’échappe pas. L’imperméabilisation des sols a par ailleurs été ... [more ▼]

Ces dernières décennies, des pressions de tout ordre ont induit une forte expansion de l’urbanisation en Europe, à laquelle la Belgique n’échappe pas. L’imperméabilisation des sols a par ailleurs été identifiée comme une des principales menaces pesant sur eux. Au-delà du constat de l’évolution des surfaces artificialisées en Wallonie, l’objectif de cette étude est d’identifier les sols les plus soumis à ce phénomène. L’élaboration de la Carte Numérique des Sols de Wallonie (CNSW) – à partir d’un document historique, la Carte des Sols de la Belgique levée à grande échelle entre 1947 et 1991 – et de la Carte Numérique d’Occupation des Sols de Wallonie ouvre des perspectives intéressantes à ce sujet. Plus spécifiquement, l’utilisation de cartes d’aptitude des sols pour l’agriculture, dérivées de la CNSW, met en évidence l’impact de l’artificialisation sur la réserve en sols de meilleure potentialité agricole (figure 1). Cette dernière a diminué de 5 % à l’échelle de la Wallonie suite à l’artificialisation des sols ces 60 dernières années. La réalité est plus contrastée à l’échelle locale. La moitié des 262 communes wallonnes se situe en deçà, tandis que d’autres ont perdu (du point de vue agricole) jusqu’à 50 % de leurs meilleurs sols, par ailleurs initialement fortement présents sur leur territoire. Autre constat : si la moitié des communes subit une artificialisation uniforme de ses sols, 20 % d’entre elles voient leurs meilleurs sols préférentiellement artificialisés par rapport à ceux de potentialité agricole moindre.Une analyse spatiale fine à plus grande échelle (figure 2) ouvre la voie à la compréhension des phénomènes en jeu et in fine à l’élaboration de recommandations face à la concurrence inévitable entre deux fonctions essentielles des sols : la production agricole et le support des activités humaines. [less ▲]

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See detailLe milieu naturel de l’Agame-papillon géant [Leiolepis guttata (Cuvier, 1829), Leiolepidinae, Agamidae, Iguania, Sauria, Diapsida, Squamata, Reptilia] au Vietnam sud-central
Tran, Tinh ULg; Rochette, Anne-Julie; De Martynoff, Abigail et al

in Geo-Eco-Trop : Revue Internationale de Géologie, de Géographie et d'Ecologie Tropicales (2012), 36

Après avoir esquissé l’intérêt actuel porté à Leiolepis guttata, sa distribution naturelle est actualisée. Le climatope des stations concernées est défini. Les unités géomorphologiques qui s’y observent ... [more ▼]

Après avoir esquissé l’intérêt actuel porté à Leiolepis guttata, sa distribution naturelle est actualisée. Le climatope des stations concernées est défini. Les unités géomorphologiques qui s’y observent sont énumérées et les formations végétales décrites. La flore des sites naturels est dressée à partir de la littérature et de relevés effectués sur une dizaine de sites. La pédologie et la végétation d’une station naturelle sont décrites. La discussion aborde le régime alimentaire de l’espèce en milieu naturel et sa survie dans l’évolution climatique prédite et en réponse à la pression anthropique subie tant par la chasse que par la dégradation des écosystèmes naturels. [less ▲]

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See detailDevelopment of a regional-scale library of near infrared reflectance soil spectra for alternative assessment of soil characteristics in Southern Belgium
Genot, Valérie ULg; Dardenne, Pierre; Bock, Laurent ULg et al

Poster (2012)

In Walloon Region (Southern Belgium), five routine soil laboratories are grouped within a network promoting a better quality in analysis (www.requasud.be). The harmonization of protocols as well as ... [more ▼]

In Walloon Region (Southern Belgium), five routine soil laboratories are grouped within a network promoting a better quality in analysis (www.requasud.be). The harmonization of protocols as well as methodological or technical prospective are realized under scientifically supervision of our research laboratory. In this context, a study was conducted to evaluate the ability of the NIRS to predict some soil properties: CEC, TOC, TN and clay content. The initial models were elaborated upon local PLS regression on set of 1 300 soil samples. The local PLS calibration used allows an accurate prediction of the soil properties and precision of NIRS technique is comparable to reference analytical method [less ▲]

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See detailCopper tolerance and accumulation in two cuprophytes of South Central Africa: Crepidorhopalon perennis and C. tenuis (Linderniaceae)
Faucon, Michel-Pierre; Chipeng, François; Verbruggen, Nathalie et al

in Environmental & Experimental Botany (2012)

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See detailSaving our soil information, making our soil map more understandable, usable and useful in the digital era: contribution of the Digital Soil Map of Wallonia Project
Legrain, Xavier ULg; Michel, Brieuc ULg; Bock, Laurent ULg et al

Scientific conference (2011, December 07)

Due to greater awareness of the necessity to preserve soil functions from human pressure on the environment, the need for soil information is increasing. Supported by the evolution of technologies these ... [more ▼]

Due to greater awareness of the necessity to preserve soil functions from human pressure on the environment, the need for soil information is increasing. Supported by the evolution of technologies these last decades, great efforts were achieved to provide up-to-date, high resolution, continuous data on soil properties. These efforts are valuable and necessary, but they are often restricted to limited surfaces. Morevover, each of these data reveals partial picture of the soil and doesn’t give an insight into their genesis, organisation and functionality. Therefore the Soil Map of Belgium remains an essential resource. On the other hand, foreign (soil) scientists frequently claim that we (the Belgium country) have a prodigious soil map and implicitly conclude we don’t need any more soil information. More questionable, many users of the now available digital soil maps think they obtained the « Holy Grail » allowing them to extract all the information they need about soil. This is clearly not the case, many currently « wanted » soil parameters being either missing, or displaying insufficient precision. But the wealthy potential of the Soil Map of Belgium in itself is not enough nor always advisedly used. Here are some of the multiple reasons to underline: (i) the map and its legend are complex and few people take/have time to (properly) learn it before use ; (ii) the great number of legend units is confusing for users, lacking tools for organising and stratifying their data ; (iii) the easygoing use (from a GIS point of view) of the legend units, due to their concatenated structure and facilitated by the split structure of the digital map’s attribute table, leads incidiously to a clearcut « symbol by symbol » use of the map, coupled with strict definition of the symbols. Hence a sharp loss of information and comprehension emerging from the whole legend unit or linked to the interpretation of the symbols ; (iv) without the undeniable expert knowledge of the generation who made the map, the current users don’t have in mind the regional nuance, the numerous implicit information lying into the legend, the concepts used during the survey and reflecting state of knowledge on soil formation and their relative importance for agricultural land-use in the 1950s ; (v) the new generation is desperatly short of practice of soil observation in the field ; (vi) a wealth of information is also being lost when the field notes, unpublished reports, minutes of meetings and draft maps are being disregarded, as well as other legacy data associated with the map (booklets, monographs, …). This presentation will show through selected examples how the Digital Soil Map of Wallonia Project contribute to overcome this situation in order to reach this ambitious but feasible objective : a better understanding and use of the Soil Map of Belgium by the maximum of people. [less ▲]

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See detailValorisation de la Carte Numérique des Sols de Wallonie et d’une base de données disponible en analyse de sols, dans le cadre de l’évaluation du risque de pollution des eaux souterraines par les pesticides
Bah, Boubacar Billo ULg; Vanclooster, Marnik; Oger, Robert ULg et al

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (2011), 15(S2), 709-726

This study shows how the Digital Soil Map of Wallonia and the associated soil database Aardewerk can be combined with the MetaPEARL model to assess the sensitivity of agricultural soils to pesticide ... [more ▼]

This study shows how the Digital Soil Map of Wallonia and the associated soil database Aardewerk can be combined with the MetaPEARL model to assess the sensitivity of agricultural soils to pesticide transfer into underground water tables in Wallonia (Southern Belgium). MetaPEARL is based on an analytical expression which describes the concentration of leached pesticides at the soil profile bottom depending on available data on soil characteristics, climate and pesticide properties. The results show an important soil sensitivity to pesticide transfer with a coefficient of retention on organic matter (Kom) very weak (about 10 dm3.kg-1) or with a relatively high half-life time (DT50 about 60 days). In this case, the pesticide is weakly retained by soil organic matter or slowly degraded and then stays available in the soil and can be quickly leached during rainfalls. In other respects, the pesticide sensitivity to leaching is strongly correlated with soil texture and its organic matter content. It is also observed that the concentration of leached pesticide is strongly depending of the rainfall surplus (water flux into the soil or hydrous balance). A sensitivity analysis has shown that the model is very sensitive to soil thickness, to organic matter content, to the bulk density of the mineral fraction by textural classes and of the organic matter. Therefore, these pedological variables have to be assessed with the highest precision to avoid adding further uncertainty to the predictions obtained. On the basis of the most sensitive soil variables, the analysis of “spatial” uncertainty related to the results delivered by MetaPEARL, due to the consideration of an unique representative value by soil type and by region (deterministic approach), shows that this approach tends to under-estimate the concentration of pesticide leached in the soil. And that compared to the use of a stochastic simulation (probabilistic approach) which takes into account the soil characteristic variability within a given soil type. This stochastic approach allows also the calculation of a more relevant threshold of risk probability (percentile) which can be compared to an imposed standard in view to enhance a sustainable management of natural resources. [less ▲]

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See detailLa Carte des Sols de la Belgique, outil d'estimation de l'érosion
Demarcin, Pierre ULg; Legrain, Xavier ULg; Mokadem, Abdel Illah et al

Poster (2011, November 16)

L’érosion des sols a des conséquences très importantes pour la société, d’ordre agronomique (détérioration de la structure, perte en matière organique et en nutriments, diminution des rendements, … ... [more ▼]

L’érosion des sols a des conséquences très importantes pour la société, d’ordre agronomique (détérioration de la structure, perte en matière organique et en nutriments, diminution des rendements, …), économique (coût pour la collectivité, pour les compagnies d’assurance, …) ou environnementale (eutrophisation, contamination des eaux de surface, …). Le Projet de Cartographie Numérique des Sols (PCNSW) met en œuvre une démarche originale d’estimation de l’érosion historique sur les 50 dernières années. Des sondages à la tarière ont été réalisés sur des sites d’étude en Région limoneuse afin d’estimer l’épaisseur des volumes pédologiques. Ces observations ont été comparées à celles des levés de terrain originaux de la Carte des Sols de la Belgique. Si près de 30 % des sondages ne permettent pas de mettre en évidence une évolution en terme d’érosion, la perte en sols sur 50 ans est estimée à plus de 40 cm dans 30 % des cas. [less ▲]

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See detailApplication de la spectrométrie proche infrarouge à l'analyse de terre
Genot, Valérie ULg; Colinet, Gilles ULg; Bock, Laurent ULg et al

in Actes des 10èmes rencontres de la fertilisation raisonnée et de l'analyse de terre (2011, November)

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See detailExploitation of the Soil map in Belgium
Bah, Boubacar Billo ULg; Legrain, Xavier ULg; Colinet, Gilles ULg

Conference (2011, October 14)

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