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Cover for The environmental value of Forests.

This chapter describes the role of forests in water conservation, soil conservation (soil fertility, erosion and sedimentation), climate change, and biodiversity conservation. The importance of recreation and amenity forests is also described.

Author(s)
Sands, R.; Norton, D. A.; Weston, C. J.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641560)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Application of the WEPP model to hillslopes and watersheds in the USA.

The Water Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP) was initiated in 1985, and currently provides modelling capabilities to assess spatial and temporal soil loss, the impacts of various types of land management and the implementation of soil conservation practices on runoff, erosion and sediment delivery...

Author(s)
Flanagan, D. C.
ISBN
2011 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845937973)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Soils and sustainability: the future of the South Downs.

This chapter describes sustainable use or management with reference to the maintenance of the necessary soil functions for agricultural production, avoidance of off-farm damage, and adequate support for incomes dependent on utilization of the soil. Particular focus is given to the implications of a ...

Author(s)
Boardman, J.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933517)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The benefits of no-tillage.

This chapter discusses the principle of conservation agriculture and provides details of the advantages or benefits of no-tillage, particularly those derived either directly or indirectly from enhancement of soil organic carbon levels. Some of the most important benefits of conservation tillage...

Author(s)
Reicosky, D. C.; Saxton, K. E.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931162)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Soil erosion and sediment redistribution in river catchments: measurement, modelling and management.

This book, which contains 28 chapters grouped into 5 parts, reviews the major achievements recently made in soil erosion and sediment redistribution study and management as well as the future requirements. The chapters included represent the variety of temporal and spatial scales of operation, from ...

Author(s)
Owens, P. N.; Collins, A. J.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9780851990507)
Type
Book
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Cover for Managing sediment in the landscape: current practices and future vision.

This paper focuses on present-day sediment issues, discusses the problems of current management practices, and proposes a way forward for improving the implementation of erosion control measures. The importance of integrated and holistic approaches to land and river management at the catchment or...

Author(s)
Morgan, R. P. C.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9780851990507)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Land use change in tropical watersheds: evidence, causes and remedies.

This book studies land use change in tropical landscapes, with particular emphasis on the economic processes that influence rates of land degradation and forest clearing. Multidisciplinary contributions draw lessons from data collected between 1992 and 2004 in the Manupali watershed in southern...

Author(s)
Coxhead, I.; Shively, G.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999128)
Type
Book
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Cover for Linking economic policies and environmental outcomes at a watershed scale.

This chapter reports the results from an optimization-simulation model used to illustrate the potential impacts of local and national policies to encourage sustainable land use. The empirical focus is on the Manupali watershed in the Philippines. Simulation results indicate that restrictions on...

Author(s)
Shively, G.; Zelek, C.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999128)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Soil and water movement: combining local ecological knowledge with that of modellers when scaling up from plot to landscape level.

The current confusion surrounding watershed functions in relation to land use change (specifically deforestation) are analysed, and an analytical framework that can be used to predict relationships between plot-level interventions and landscape-level effects are discussed. Mental models of...

Author(s)
Joshi, L.; Schalenbourg, W.; Johansson, L.; Khasanah, N.; Stefanus, E.; Fagerström, M. H.; Noordwijk, M. van
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996738)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Climate change related to erosion and desertification: 2. Africa.

As much as 87% of the African continent, north of the equator, is affected by accelerated soil erosion. In these developing regions, soil erosion and the associated environmental consequences directly affect the livelihood of the inhabitants. However, soil erosion rates are highly variable, from as ...

Author(s)
Beckedahl, H. R.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995984)
Type
Book chapter

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