Wang, X.P., M.H. Young, Z. Yu, X.R. Li and Z.S. Zhang
Improving structure of soils found at 0–5 cm depth, and increasing the thickness of biological soil crusts are both associated with sand dune revegetation-stabilization in arid northwestern China. Since 1956, research on sand dune stabilization has included the use of straw chequer- boards to facilitate development of soil structure. Results of this long-term study show that changes in soil hydraulic properties and improvement in soil structure were associated with migrating dune stabilization.
Geophysical Research Letters