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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 473651, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/473651
Research Article

Spatial Heterogeneity of Soil Chemical Properties in a Subtropical Karst Forest, Southwest China

1Key Laboratory of Beibu Gulf Environment Change and Resources Utilization of Ministry of Education, Guangxi Teachers Education University, Nanning 530001, China
2School of Chemistry and Life Science, Guangxi Teachers Education University, Nanning 530001, China

Received 19 September 2013; Accepted 10 December 2013; Published 12 February 2014

Academic Editors: V. J. Jaramillo and S. Rossi

Copyright © 2014 Zhonghua Zhang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This study evaluates the spatial heterogeneity of the soil chemical properties of surface soils across a 1 ha old-growth subtropical karst forest in southwest China.