Earth and Planetary Sciences » Soil Science

Soil Erosion Studies

Edited by Danilo Godone and Silvia Stanchi, ISBN 978-953-307-710-9, 332 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published November 21, 2011 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/1820

Soil erosion affects a large part of the Earth surface, and accelerated soil erosion is recognized as one of the main soil threats, compromising soil productive and protective functions. The land management in areas affected by soil erosion is a relevant issue for landscape and ecosystems preservation. In this book we collected a series of papers on erosion, not focusing on agronomic implications, but on a variety of other relevant aspects of the erosion phenomena. The book is divided into three sections: i) various implications of land management in arid and semiarid ecosystems, ii) erosion modeling and experimental studies; iii) other applications (e.g. geoscience, engineering). The book covers a wide range of erosion-related themes from a variety of points of view (assessment, modeling, mitigation, best practices etc.).