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Soil Erosion - Current Challenges and Future Perspectives in a Changing World

António Vieira

University of Minho


Sílvio Carlos Rodrigues

Universidade Federal da Uberlândia


Erosion Processes Soil Conservation Field Measurements Tracers and Soil Erosion Increased Soil Erosion Impacts of Urbanization on Soil Erosion Soil Management Field Techniques GIS Modelling 3D Erosion Models Carbon Sequestration Reduction Soil Properties Changes

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Soil erosion constitutes a major environmental issue, with a worldwide impact, and with direct and indirect effects on soil productivity and consequently on human survival. Although a natural process, soil erosion has suffered a significant increase due to human intervention on Earth's surface, especially in the last centuries, through its 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, requesting for urgent measures to promote soil conservation and rehabilitation.

The objective of this book is to provide an outlook of the present situation we are facing in terms of soil erosion in different parts of the world, highlighting the main challenges mankind faces on this subject. The debate on future perspectives of soil erosion monitoring, evaluation, and modeling, recurring to recent technologies and methods, as well as strategies for soil conservation and rehabilitation, are also objectives to pursuit this book.

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António Vieira

University of Minho

Antonio Vieira is a geographer and holds a Ph.D. in Geography (2009), from the University of Coimbra, with the thesis "Montemuro mountains. Geomorphological dynamics, landscape evolution, and natural heritage." He is an assistant professor at the Department of Geography, University of Minho (Portugal), developing research activities as an integrated member of the Communication and Society Research Centre (CECS -UMinho). He is member of several scientific organizations, including the Portuguese Association of Geomorphologists (Chair from 2017 to 2019), the Risk - Portuguese Association of Risk, Prevention and Security (vice-president since 2015). He is also a member of FUEGORED (Red Temática Internacional Efectos de Los Incendios Forestales Sobre Los Suelos) and coordinator of the Fire Effects on Soil International Network (FESP-in). During his career he has developed research in granitic geomorphology, geomorphological heritage and changes in land use, addressing today on issues related to geographic information systems and remote sensing and its application to land use, geomorphological heritage, soil erosion following forest fires and mitigation measures, among others.

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