(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Combining 137Cs measurements and a spatially distributed erosion model to assess soil redistribution in a hedgerow landscape in northwestern France (1960–2010)

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LACOSTE M. (1 2) ; MICHOT D. (2 1 3) ; VIAUD V. (1 2) ; EVRARD O. (4) ; WALTER C. (2 1 3) ;
(1) INRA, UMR 1069, Sol Agro et hydrosystème Spatialisation, Rennes, FRANCE
(2) AGROCAMPUS OUEST - INRA - UMR 1069 Sol Agro et Hydrosystème, Spatialisation, Rennes, FRANCE
(3) Univ. européenne de Bretagne, Rennes, FRANCE
(4) lab. des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (LSCE/IPSL) - UMR 8212 (CEA, CNRS, UVSQ), Gif-sur-Yvette, FRANCE


In this study, soil redistribution patterns, generated by both water and tillage erosion, were estimated in the vicinity of hedges in an agricultural landscape. Two complementary methods were employed to estimate soil redistribution from 1960 to 2010 : 137Cs conversion models and a spatially distributed soil erosion model (LandSoil model). Both methods determined that hedges affected soil redistribution patterns, which led to soil deposition or limited soil erosion uphill from hedges, even though soil erosion rates were consistently higher than soil deposition rates. The impact of tillage on soil redistribution in the vicinity of hedges was found to be higher than that of water processes because 87% of net soil redistribution was linked to tillage. This confirmed the importance of including landscape structure and working at the landscape scale rather than at the plot scale to better estimate soil redistribution in agricultural areas


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2014, no119 [pp. 78-89]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 6 fig., 6 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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