(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Effects of land use on annual runoff and soil loss in Europe and the Mediterranean : A meta-analysis of plot data

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MAETENS W. (1) ; VANMAERCKE M. (1 2) ; POESEN J. (1) ; JANKAUSKAS B. (3) ; IONITA I. (4) ;
(1) Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, BELGIQUE
(2) Research Fondation Flanders (FWO), BELGIQUE
(3) Lithuanian Research Centre of Agriculture and Forestry, LITUANIE
(4) AI. I. Cuza Univ., Iasi, ROUMANIE


The largest currently compiled database of plot runoff and soil loss data in Europe and the Mediterranean was analysed to investigate effects of land use on annual soil loss (SL), annual runoff (R) and annual runoff coefficient (RC). Therefore, this study aims (1) to provide an overview of both R and SL rates by interrill and rill erosion, measured at the plot scale; (2) to assess the variability in both R and SL rates for different land uses and different climatic regions in the study area; and (3) to analyse the relationship between observed R and SL rates, and their relationship to annual precipitation. Despite large data variability, continental-wide trends are observed. The results allow a rapid assessment of the impact of land-use changes on annual R, RC and SL, based on field-measured plot data


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 36, no5 [pp. 599-653]

Bibliographic references : 14 p.

Collation : 14 fig., 8 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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