António Vieira

University of Minho

Antonio Vieira is a geographer with a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Coimbra, Portugal (2009). He is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography, University of Minho (UM), Portugal, and an integrated member of the Communication and Society Research Centre (CECS), UM. He is a member of several scientific organizations, including the Portuguese Association of Geomorphologists (Chair from 2017 to 2019) and the Portuguese Association of Risk, Prevention and Security (vice-president since 2015). He is also a member of FuegoRED and coordinator of the FESP International Network. Dr. Vieira’s main research includes granitic geomorphology, geomorphological heritage and changes in land use, GIS and remote sensing, and their application to land use, geomorphological heritage, and soil erosion following forest fires and mitigation measures.

António Vieira

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Soil erosion is a major environmental issue with a worldwide impact and direct and indirect effects on soil productivity and consequently on human survival. Although a natural process, soil erosion has increased significantly due to human intervention, especially in the last centuries, through diverse activities such as intensive agriculture, overgrazing, urban sprawl, deforestation, and industrial and mining activities. Presently, soil erosion and degradation promoted by human action have reached extreme levels, necessitating urgent measures to promote soil conservation and rehabilitation. This book presents perspectives on soil erosion occurring in different parts of the world as well as some successful initiatives and strategies for soil conservation and rehabilitation.

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