(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Dendrochronological and geomorphological investigations to assess water erosion and mass wasting processes in the Apennines of Southern Tuscany (Italy)

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BOLLATI I. (1) ; DELLA SETA M. (2) ; PELFINI M. (1) ; DEL MONTE M. (2) ; FREDI P. (1) ; LUPIA PALMIERI E. (1) ;
(1) Dip. di Scienze della terra, Univ., Milano, ITALIE
(2) Dip. di Scienze della Terra, Univ. Sapienza, Roma, ITALIE


The sampling for dendrogeomorphological analysis has been performed in 2 stages on 45 trees of the Pinus pinea L. species, on hillslopes affected by soil creep and shallow landslides, in order to identify annual ring growth anomalies, compression wood and roots exposure. Since 1993 several monitoring stations at badland denudation “hot spots” have been equipped with erosion pins; quantitative data from monitoring stations, compared to pluviometric series, indicated critical phases of denudation that were supported by dendrochronological data. The integrated approach between dendrogeomorphology and geomorphological monitoring techniques allowed calibration of both tools in order to extend the analysis in the period preceding the field measurements. This kind of approach, capable of implementation in many contexts, could be particularly helpful in order to forecast the relief evolutionary trend


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2012, vol. 90, no1 [pp. 1-17]

Bibliographic references : 84 ref.

Collation : 12 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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