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Long term effects of xerophytic shrub Haloxylon ammodendron plantations on soil properties and vegetation dynamics in northwest China

The xerophytic desert shrub Haloxylon ammodendron (C. A. Mey.) Bunge. is distributed naturally in Asian and African deserts, and is widely used for vegetation restoration in the desert regions of Northern China. However, there are limited long-term chrono-sequence studies on the impact of changed soil properties and vegetation dynamics following establishment of this shrub on mobile sand dunes. In...

Permafrost table and temperatiure along the Qinghai-Tibet Highway and Railway

The dataset is permafrost table and permafrost temperature under natural surface and embankment in alpine meadow and steppe along Qinghai-Tibet Highway and Railway. We show a detailed information of these sites, including location, ecosystem and vegetation, mean active layer thickness, mean annual ground temperature, and frozen soil types.