This second part of the study concerned the plant cover, gas contents, and soil properties of the side slope area of the landfill, which is not protected against gas infiltration. Five different sites on the slope and a control site outside the landfill were chosen, and pipes were installed in the region. Gas contents were tested, and plant cover recorded by quadrat analysis Over 20 species of grasses, herbs, and vines were present on the slope The relative adaptabilities of the species were ranked according to the abundance of the plants Plant cover was found to be negatively correlated with landfill gas contents. The landfill soil had elevated contents of nitrogen, organic carbon, and extractable metals Total nitrogen, ammonia nitrogen, and extractable lead were further identified to be negatively correlated while available phosphate was positively correlated with plant cover. Copyright © 1989 Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.
CitationWong, M. H., & Yu, C. T. (1989). Monitoring of Gin Drinkers' Bay landfill, Hong Kong: II. Gas contents, soil properties, and vegetation performance on the side slope. Environmental Management, 13(6), 753-762. doi: 10.1007/BF01868314
- Landfill gas
- Soil nutrients
- Trace metals
- Plant coverage