(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Soil profile improvement as a by-product of gully stabilization measures

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dep. of Soil Science, Fac. of natural Science, Comenius Univ., Bratislava, SLOVAQUIE
(2) GEA-Grupo de Edafología Ambiental, Dep. de Agroquímica y Medio Ambiente, Univ. Miguel Hernández, Alicante, ESPAGNE


In this paper, the AA. characterize the long-term effect of reforestation on the stabilization of soils affected by strong gully erosion in Prietrž village in South-Western Slovakia. Permanent gullies there were reforested a century ago with the black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia). Reforestation measures induced soil profile development on the gully slopes with distinct humus horizons. The overall effect of the observed changes is an increase in the aggregate stability of these reforested gully soils. The values determined for these gully soils do not differ significantly from those in the surrounding non-eroded agricultural soils. The extreme difference in aggregate stability between the topsoils and the parent marl material is responsible for this landscape's susceptibility to severe gully erosion


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2012, vol. 92 [pp. 155-161]

Bibliographic references : 34 ref.

Collation : 7 fig.,3 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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