WIT Press

The Response Of Hierarchical Soil Erosion Processes To Land Use And Cover Change

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ECOSUD970271

Volume

22

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

950 kb

Author(s)

G. Bergkamp

Abstract

A combined top-down bottom approach is applied to investigate the relationship between Mediterranean land abandonment, ecosystem's evolution and changes in soil erosion processes at different scales. Quantitative and qualitative changes in sources of sediment and water are found to occur due to changes in land cover after abandonment. Key-indicators that can be used to monitor the implementation of sustainable management strategies at different scales are considered and substantiated. 1 Introduction Within many Mediterranean countries, marginal areas have been set aside and used for extensive grazing during the last decades, amongst others due to EC policies. The set aside practice commonly implies a change in land use f

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