Soil Erosion and Sustainable Land Management (SLM)
Tsunekawa, Atsushi (editor)
Haregeweyn, Nigussie (editor)
This Special Issue titled “Soil Erosion and Sustainable Land Management” presents 13 chapters organized into four main parts. The first part deals with assessment of soil erosion that covers historical sediment dating to understand past environmental impacts due to tillage; laboratory simulation to clarify the effect of soil surface microtopography; integrated field observation and the random forest machine learning algorithm to assess watershed-scale soil erosion assessment; and developing the sediment delivery distributed (SEDD) model for sub-watershed erosion risk prioritization. In Part II, the factors controlling soil erosion and vegetation degradation as influenced by topographic positions and climatic regions; long-term land use change; and improper implementation of land management measures are well dealt with. Part III presents different land management technologies that could reduce soil erosion at various spatial scales; improve land productivity of marginal lands with soil microbes; and reclaim degraded farmland using dredged reservoir sediments. The final part relates livelihood diversification to climate vulnerability as well as the coping strategy to the adverse impacts of soil erosion through sustainable land management implementation which opens prospects for policy formulation. The studies cover regions of Africa, Europe, North America and Asia, being dominantly conducted under the framework of international scientific collaborations through employing a range techniques and scales, from the laboratory to watershed scales. We believe those unique features of the book could attract the interest of the wider scientific community worldwide.
KeywordsHerfindahl–Simpson diversity index; multivariate probit; drought prone; ordered probit; livelihood diversification; sustainable land management; sediment; land use; erosion crises; environmental impact; climate change; drought; livelihood vulnerability; Shannon-entropy index; splash erosion; rainfall simulator; splash cup; soil loss; soil detachment; disdrometer; rainfall kinetic energy; polyacrylamide; gypsum; lime; runoff; dryland; Erosion rate; ANFIS; ANN; SVM; Shihmen Reservoir watershed; Acacia decurrens; Eucalyptus; drought-prone; highland; midland; lowland; marginal soil; land degradation; endemic plant species; soil microbes; arid regions; bacteria; degraded land; fungi; ITS; microbial community; restoration; 16S rRNA; Gully Land Consolidation; backfilled loess; physical-mechanical property; microstructural characteristic; pore size distribution; sediment transport; soil erosion; RUSLE (Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation model); human activities; sediment delivery distributed model; sediment yield; SEDD; sediment delivery ratio; β coefficient; micro-dam; sedimentation; reclaimed farmland; constructability; Ethiopian highlands; soil organic carbon; structure stability; soil type
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Publication date and placeBasel, Switzerland, 2021
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