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Runoff and soil loss under individual plants of a semi-arid Mediterranean shrubland : influence of plant morphology and rainfall intensity

The use of vegetation for erosion control and environmental protection

Auteurs :
BOCHET, E.
POESEN, J.
RUBIO, J.L.
OWENS, P.N.
RICKSON, R.J.
CLARKE, M.A.
OWENS, P.N.

Description :
This study aims to fill the gap that exists in the knowledge of the influence individual plants and their morphology have on controlling soil erosion. The objective is to determine the relative efficiency of these representative species of the Mediterranean shrubland in reducing soil loss and runoff volume at the micro- (plant) scale, and to determine its interaction with plant morphology and rainfall characteristics. The experimental area of El Ahorcado is located in the Municipality of Cofrentes (Valencia Province, east Spain).


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Earth surface processes and landforms, issn : 0197-9337, 2006, vol. 31, n°. 5, p. 536-549, nombre de pages : 14, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 49 ref.

Date :
2006

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Chichester, Wiley

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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