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All publications of “Walter Esfrain Pereira”

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Physical, Chemical, and Microbiological Properties of Soil under Different Plant Covers in the Seridó Desertification Region in the Brazilian Semiarid

Adriana Ferreira Martins, Ignácio Hernan Salcedo, Flávio Pereira de Oliveira ORCID logo , Walter Esfrain Pereira


ABSTRACT The Seridó Desertification Region is a result of inadequate management of the native Caatinga vegetation, which generated degraded areas with little or no capacity for plant production. The area has experienced a succession of different land uses, but little is known about the impact of these changes. The present study tested the hypothesis that the intense degradation of the Caatinga drastically decreased vegetal biomass production, which favored direct soil exposure and resulted in a lower abundance and diversity of […]

Soil physicall and chemical properties under different uses of marshland

Antonio Sousa Silva, Ivandro de França da Silva, Leonardo Elias Ferreira, Lucas Borchartt, Mayara Andrade Souza, Walter Esfrain Pereira


The substitution of the native vegetation of marshlands in Paraiba, initially by sugarcane and more recently by pastures, in a strongly undulated relief, has caused serious problems of soil degradation. Currently, some of these pastures are being replaced by plantations of sabiá (Mimosa caesalpiniaefolia Benth). The objective was to analyze the effect of these changes on the soil physical and chemical properties and root development. The experiment was conducted in Areia-PB, in a dystrophic Ultisol. The three treatments were represented […]