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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2007)

Document title

Impact of root architecture on the erosion-reducing potential of roots during concentrated flow

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DE BAETS S. ; POESEN J. ; KNAPEN A. ; GALINDO P. ;

Abstract

In order to predict the root effect more accurately, this experimental study aims at gaining more insight into the importance of root architecture, soil and flow characteristics to the erosion-reducing potential of roots during concentrated flow. Treatments were 1) bare, 2) grass (representing a fine-branched root system), 3) carrots (representing a tap root system and 4) carrots and fine-branched weeds (representing both tap and fine-branched roots). The soil types tested were a sandy loam and a silt loam. For each treatment, root density, root length density and mean root diameter were assessed. Discussion of the results

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2007, vol. 32, no9 [pp. 1323-1345]

Bibliographic references : 36 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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