The microclimate of sand dune tracks: the relative contribution of vegetation removal and soil compression.

Published online
01 Jan 1975
Content type
Journal article
Journal title
Journal of Applied Ecology

Liddle, M. J. & Moore, K. G.

Publication language


In both wet and dry areas, diurnal soil and air temperature ranges under high incident radiation were increased by track formation, due to the effects of vegetation removal and soil compaction. Soil bulk density and thermal capacity were increased by compaction. Thermal diffusivity was markedly reduced in wet soils and little affected in dry soils; conductivity was reduced in wet soils and increased in dry soils.

Key words