(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Amplifying (or reversing) the territorial disparities in land vulnerability to soil degradation : the case of Italy

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SALVATI L. (1) ; BAJOCCO S. (2) ; CECCARELLI T. (2) ; PERINI L. (2) ;
(1) Italian National Agricultural Research Council, Centre for the Study of Plant–Soil Interactions (CRA-RPS), Roma, ITALIE
(2) Italian National Agricultural Research Council, Unit of Climatology and Meteorology Applied to Agriculture (CRA-CMA), Roma, ITALIE


This article analyzes the territorial disparities in the level of land vulnerability to soil degradation caused by five processes (soil erosion, salinization, sealing, contamination, and compaction) as well as by climate variations in Italy in 1990 and 2000. The observed disparities highlight a growing environmental divide between northern Italy (an economically developed region, not at risk of desertification) and southern Italy and the two main islands (dry, disadvantaged regions at risk of desertification). It concludes that this proposed approach should be seen as part of a decision-making tool informing policies and supporting the design of management solutions, hopefully reversing disparities in land vulnerability to soil degradation


Article of periodic

published at : The Professional geographer / ISSN 0033-0124

Editor : Blackwell, Cambridge, MA - ETATS-UNIS (1946)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 65, no4 [pp. 647-663]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 6 fig. 6 tabl.




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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/00330124.2012.724351

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