(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Methodological framework to select plant species for controlling rill and gully erosion : application to a Mediterranean ecosystem

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DE BAETS S. (1) ; POESEN J. (1) ; REUBENS B. (2) ; MUYS B. (2) ; DE BAERDEMAEKER J. (3) ; MEERSMANS J. (4) ;
(1) Dep. of Earth and Environmental Sciences,Physical and Regional Geography Research Group, K. Univ., Leuven, BELGIQUE
(2) Dep. of Biosystems, Div. of Mechatronics, Biostatistics and Sensors, K. Univ., Leuven, BELGIQUE
(3) Dep. of Geography, Univ. Catholique, Louvain-la-Neuve, BELGIQUE
(4) Dep. of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Div. Forest, Nature and Landscape, K. Univ., Leuven, BELGIQUE


The measurements of stem and root properties of 25 Mediterreanean plant species were conducted in the Cárcavo catchment in southeast Spain, in order to make a selection and to compare the effectiveness of species growing in different habitats for rill and gully erosion control. In this analysis determination of suitable plants for controlling concentrated flow erosion is based on a multi-criteria analysis. Five indicators were selected : additional root cohesion, plant stiffness, stem density, the erosion-reducing potential during concentrated flow and the sediment and organic debris obstruction potential. Results and discussion about ecological constraints


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2009, vol. 34, no10 [pp. 1374-1392]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 6 fig., 6 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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