Biological Properties and Organic Matter Dynamics of Soil in Pasture and Natural Regeneration Areas in the Atlantic Forest Biome

Leandro Ribeiro Nogueira, Cristiane Figueira da Silva, Marcos Gervasio Pereira, João Henrique Gaia-Gomes, Eliane Maria Ribeiro da Silva
2016 Revista Brasileira de Ciência do Solo  
The removal of original vegetation for crops and pasture production and then followed by natural regeneration is a standard practice in the Atlantic Forest, which has produced patches with different degrees of degradation and regeneration across the landscape. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of replacement of native forest by pasture and natural regeneration of vegetation on soil and on soil organic matter (SOM) dynamics in the dry and rainy season in an Atlantic Forest
more » ... antic Forest fragment in Passa Vinte, Minas Gerais (MG), Brazil. Soil samples were collected in the rainy and dry season, at a depth of 0.00-0.05 m. The variables determined were total organic carbon (TOC) and particle-size fractions of SOM [particulate organic carbon (
doi:10.1590/18069657rbcs20150366 fatcat:iwfkhb2esvdbpo7rggay6poy6e