28° 12' 20.88" N, 116° 55' 41.88" E
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Brief Site Description:
The CZO is located in Sunjia watershed, situated 4 km from the Ecological Experimental Station of Red Soil, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Jiangxi province, China.
Detailed Site Description:
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
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Mean Annual Precipitation:
1 785 millimeters / year
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Hydrology: Surface water - Stream Flow Performance:
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