From natural to anthropogenic evolution of Red Soil and its impact on ecosystem function in the Critical Zone
- Red Soils cover 2.18 million km2, 23% of China’ land (largest area of a single soil type).
- Support food production for 40% of population.
- Highly weathered, degraded and vulnerable.
- Second largest area of soil erosion in China
- Sunjia CZO established in 2001.
- How do weathering, soil development and key elements cycling respond to natural and anthropogenic perturbation?
- What hydrological processes drive mass movement in multi-scales?
- How do plant, soil and water interact at the interfaces in CZ and improve soil productivity and water use efficiency?
- How to integrate and model ecosystem processes at regional scale?
UK PI: Paul Hallett
Chinese PI: Ganlin Zhang
Programme Coordinator: Sarah Dennis, email@example.com
See also: Yingtan Red Soil Ecological Station