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Effects of spatially structured vegetation patterns on hillslope erosion in a semiarid Mediterranean environment : a simulation study

Soil erosion patterns : evolution, spatio-temporal dynamics and connectivity. Special issue

Auteurs :
BOER, M.
PUIGDEFÁBREGAS, J.
HELMING, K.

Description :
In this paper the structured spatial distribution of the vegetation cover and associated soil attributes is proposed as one of the possible causes of variation in cover-erosion relationships, in particular in dryland environments where patchy vegetation covers are common. A simulation approach was used to test the hypothesis that hillslope discharge and soil loss could be affected by variation in the spatial correlation structure of coupled vegetation cover and soil patterns alone. The Limburg Soil Erosion Model (LISEM) was parameterized and verified for a small catchment with discontinuous vegetation cover at Rambla Honda, SE Spain.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Earth surface processes and landforms, issn : 0197-9337, 2005, vol. 30, n°. 2, p. 149-167, nombre de pages : 19, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 58 ref.

Date :
2005

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

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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