(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Thirty years of studies on badlands, from physical to vegetational approaches. A succinct review

published at : Updating badlands research

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Surface Hydrology and Erosion Group, IDAEA, CSIC, Barcelona, ESPAGNE
(2) Dept. of Life and Environmental Sciences, Botany and Botanical Garden Division, Cagliari, ITALIE
(3) Geomorphology Research Group, IRPI, CNR, Perugia, ITALIE
(4) BIOCONET, Biodiversity and Conservation Network, Dept. of Environmental Science "G. Sarfatti", Univ., Siena, ITALIE


Vegetation was not a subject of research in early papers, which contrasts with the present situation when about 40% of papers published in international journals about badlands address some aspect of vegetation. However, the growth in the attention paid to vegetation and erosion rates was not linked to any increase in papers dealing with badland reclamation. Badlands are now seen as a group of systems with some common features but diverse dynamics, depending mainly on climatic and lithological drivers. More attention should be paid in the future to investigating the evolution of these landforms over time, mostly through modelling studies. Although some badland areas determine on- and off-site environmental issues, others are spots of landscape diversity that merit protection rather than reclamation


Thematical fascicle

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2013, vol. 106 [pp. 4-11]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : fig., tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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