(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

The impact of vegetative cover type on runoff and soil erosion under different land uses

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MOHAMMAD A.G. (1) ; ADAM M.A. (2) ;
(1) Range Science, College of Agriculture, Univ., Hebron,  PALESTINIEN OCCUPE, TERRITOIRE
(2) Natural Resources Managements, College of Agriculture, Univ., Hebron,  PALESTINIEN OCCUPE, TERRITOIRE


The study was conducted at the Southern part of West Bank, near Hebron city, during 2005, 2006 and 2007. Five treatments were implemented; forests planted with P. halepensis (F), natural vegetation dominated by S. spinosum (W.S), natural vegetation where S. spinosum was removed (W/o.S), cultivated land (C), and deforestation (Df). Three types of data were estimated in each plot: runoff after each rainfall event, sedimentation at the end of the rainy season, and chemical and physical soil properties. The results indicate that forests and natural vegetation dominated by S. spinosum prevent or decrease the risk of runoff and soil erosion. In conclusion, the removal of S. spinosum and forest trees as a means to improve rangeland productivity increases runoff and sediment fluxes if not accompanied by careful grazing management


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 81, no2 [pp. 97-103]

Bibliographic references : 38 ref.

Collation : 6 fig., 3 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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