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Occurrence of Yeast Species in Soils under Native and Modified Vegetation in an Iron Mining Area

Geisianny Augusta Monteiro Moreira, Helson Mario Martins do Vale


ABSTRACT Soils of the Quadrilátero Ferrífero are rich in mineral resources, especially gold and iron. Soil management and mining activities greatly impact soil biology. However, studies addressed to the diversity of microorganisms and their ecological role in the recovery of these areas are scarce. This study aimed to assess the yeast occurrence in soils with natural vegetation (Atlantic Forest, neotropical savanna, and iron outcrop) and areas with anthropogenic modifications (Eucalyptus stand and rehabilitated area) in the Quadrilátero Ferrífero region. We […]

Phosphorus Forms in Sediments as Indicators of Anthropic Pressures in an Agricultural Catchment in Southern Brazil

Tales Tiecher, Ricardo Bergamo Schenato, Maria Alice Santanna, Laurent Caner, Danilo Rheinheimer dos Santos


ABSTRACT Phosphorus (P) fractionation is a suitable procedure to ascertain P lability in sediments and is able to distinguish sources of P under different soil management practices in a catchment. Brazil is the second largest producer and the largest exporter of tobacco in the world. Inadequate management of cultivated areas exposes the soil to erosion processes, accelerating the transfer of sediment and P to water bodies, which leads to eutrophication. We evaluated the P forms in suspended sediments collected at […]

Carbon Stock and Natural Abundance of 13C as a Function of Conversion of Forest and Grassland Areas in Southern Brazil

Denilson Dortzbach, Marcos Gervasio Pereira, Éverton Blainski, Antonio Paz González


ABSTRACT Conversions of plant cover resulting from management practices may alter carbon storage and the natural abundance of 13C. The aim of this study was to evaluate C stocks and natural abundance of C (δ13C) in areas of forest (F) and pasture (P) sequences with different times of usage in an Atlantic Forest area, Santa Catarina, Brazil. Seven usage sequences of forest (F) and pasture (P) were defined through aerial photographs taken in 1957, 1978, and 2008; through interviews with […]


Elcio Liborio Balota, Ines Fumiko Ubukata Yada, Higo Furlan Amaral, Andre Shigueyoshi Nakatani, Mariangela Hungria, Richard Peter Dick, [...]


Many forested areas have been converted to intensive agricultural use to satisfy food, fiber, and forage production for a growing world population. There is great interest in evaluating forest conversion to cultivated land because this conversion adversely affects several soil properties. We examined soil microbial, physical, and chemical properties in an Oxisol (Latossolo Vermelho distrófico) of southern Brazil 24 years after forest conversion to a perennial crop with coffee or annual grain crops (maize and soybeans) in conventional tillage or […]


Ricardo Fernandes de Sousa, Eliana Paula Fernandes Brasil, Cícero Célio de Figueiredo, Wilson Mozena Leandro


Veredas are humid tropical ecosystems, generally associated to hydromorphic soils and a shallow water table. The soils of these ecosystems are affected by the use of the areas around these veredas. The objective of this study was to determine soil organic matter (SOM) fractions in veredas adjacent to preserved (native savanna) and disturbed environments (agricultural areas and pastures) in the Cerrado biome. Soil samples were collected from the 0-10 and 10-20 cm layers along reference lines drawn along the relief […]


Jean Dalmo de Oliveira Marques, Flávio Jesus Luizão, Wenceslau Geraldes Teixeira, Max Sarrazin, Sávio José Filgueira Ferreira, Troy Patrick Beldini, [...]


Organic matter plays an important role in many soil properties, and for that reason it is necessary to identify management systems which maintain or increase its concentrations. The aim of the present study was to determine the quality and quantity of organic C in different compartments of the soil fraction in different Amazonian ecosystems. The soil organic matter (FSOM) was fractionated and soil C stocks were estimated in primary forest (PF), pasture (P), secondary succession (SS) and an agroforestry system […]

Humic Haplustox under different land uses in a high altitude environment in the Agreste region of Pernambuco, Brazil

Jane Kelly Silva Araujo, Mateus Rosas Ribeiro, Marcelo Metri Corrêa, Izabel Cristina de Luna Galindo, Valdomiro Severino de Souza Júnior


The Garanhuns Plateau in the Agreste region of the State of Pernambuco, Brazil is characterized by humid climatic conditions due to orographic rains, unlike the surrounding semiarid region. These soils are subjected to intense agricultural use and are extremely important for the regional economy. This study was carried out in the municipality of Brejão in the Agreste region with the aim of assessing changes in humic Haplustox soils subjected to different land uses. Four plots with different vegetation covers (native […]

Soil quality indicators in a rhodic kandiudult under different uses in northern Parana, Brazil

Biana Harumi Kuwano, Adriana Knob, Dáfila Santos Lima Fagotti, Nagib Jorge Melém Júnior, Leandro Godoy, Raquel Cátia Diehl, [...]


Sustainable use of soil, maintaining or improving its quality, is one of the goals of diversification in farmlands. From this point of view, bioindicators associated with C, N and P cycling can be used in assessments of land-use effects on soil quality. The aim of this study was to investigate chemical, microbiological and biochemical properties of soil associated with C, N and P under different land uses in a farm property with diversified activity in northern Parana, Brazil. Seven areas […]

Water infiltration into an oxisol in the south-west cerrado region under different use and management systems

José Antonio Maior Bono, Manuel Claudio Motta Macedo, Cássio Antonio Tormena, Marcos Rafael Nanni, Eder Pereira Gomes, Marcelo Marques Lopes Müller


In the Cerrado region, agricultural activities have caused negative impacts mainly on the soil and water quality. Both in crop and livestock systems, with different managements, the soil physical degradation has led to reduced productivity. The objective of this study was to investigate water infiltration into a Dystrophic Red Latosol of the Cerrado region under different managements. The treatments consisted of the management systems: a) soil under native vegetation, b) soil with soybean for one year followed by three years […]

Physical quality of an oxisol under different uses

Francisco Ocian Bastos Mota, Ricardo Luiz Lange Ness, Jaedson Cláudio Anunciato Mota, Celso Augusto Clemente, Sebastião Cavalcante Sousa


The use of a soil induces changes in the physical properties according to the management, tillage intensity and type of crop. The objective of this work was to measure the alterations of some of the soil physical properties and evaluate the physical quality by the S index, an indicator proposed by Dexter (2004), comparing the land uses: eucalyptus plantations at different ages, grazing pasture, annual crops, and an area of preserved secondary vegetation with an area of preserved native forest […]

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