Special Issue "Soil Erosion: A Major Threat to Food Production and the Environment"

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A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 October 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. David Pimentel
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
E-Mail: dp18@cornell.edu
Phone: +1 607 255 2212
Fax: +1 607 255 0939
Interests: basic population ecology; genetics; ecological and economic aspects of pest control; biological control; energy use and conservation; genetic engineering; sustainable agriculture; soil and water conservation; natural resource management and environment

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Soil erosion and degradation is one of the most serious environmental and public health problems facing human society today. Humans obtain more than 99.7% of their food from the land and less than 0.3% from the oceans and other aquatic ecosystems. Each year about 10 million ha of cropland are lost due to soil degradation, thus significantly reducing the cropland available for food production. The loss of cropland is a serious problem because the World Health Organization and the Food and Agricultural Organization jointly report more than 66% of the people are malnourished in the world. The United Nations reports that malnutrition is the number 1 cause of deaths in the world. Overall soil is being lost from land areas 10 to 40 times faster than the rate of soil renewal imperiling future human food security and the environment.

Prof. Dr. David Pimentel
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • soil
  • water
  • wind
  • environment
  • erosion
  • food
  • nutrients

Published Papers (13 papers)

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Agriculture 2013, 3(3), 362-380; doi:10.3390/agriculture3030362
Received: 2 May 2013; in revised form: 17 June 2013 / Accepted: 25 June 2013 / Published: 4 July 2013
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Agriculture 2013, 3(3), 398-417; doi:10.3390/agriculture3030398
Received: 28 May 2013; in revised form: 20 July 2013 / Accepted: 23 July 2013 / Published: 31 July 2013
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Agriculture 2013, 3(3), 418-442; doi:10.3390/agriculture3030418
Received: 1 July 2013; in revised form: 29 July 2013 / Accepted: 30 July 2013 / Published: 8 August 2013
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Agriculture 2013, 3(3), 443-463; doi:10.3390/agriculture3030443
Received: 14 June 2013; in revised form: 20 July 2013 / Accepted: 23 July 2013 / Published: 8 August 2013
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Agriculture 2013, 3(3), 464-483; doi:10.3390/agriculture3030464
Received: 1 July 2013; in revised form: 30 July 2013 / Accepted: 12 August 2013 / Published: 22 August 2013
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Agriculture 2013, 3(3), 556-566; doi:10.3390/agriculture3030556
Received: 29 May 2013; in revised form: 22 June 2013 / Accepted: 2 September 2013 / Published: 18 September 2013
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Agriculture 2013, 3(4), 613-628; doi:10.3390/agriculture3040613
Received: 14 June 2013; in revised form: 15 August 2013 / Accepted: 27 August 2013 / Published: 25 September 2013
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Agriculture 2013, 3(4), 629-659; doi:10.3390/agriculture3040629
Received: 6 August 2013; in revised form: 31 August 2013 / Accepted: 3 September 2013 / Published: 25 September 2013
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Agriculture 2013, 3(4), 660-683; doi:10.3390/agriculture3040660
Received: 23 July 2013; in revised form: 7 September 2013 / Accepted: 13 September 2013 / Published: 30 September 2013
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Agriculture 2013, 3(4), 684-699; doi:10.3390/agriculture3040684
Received: 25 June 2013; in revised form: 18 September 2013 / Accepted: 30 September 2013 / Published: 15 October 2013
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Agriculture 2013, 3(4), 715-725; doi:10.3390/agriculture3040715
Received: 25 August 2013; in revised form: 12 September 2013 / Accepted: 25 September 2013 / Published: 17 October 2013
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Agriculture 2013, 3(4), 726-740; doi:10.3390/agriculture3040726
Received: 5 July 2013; in revised form: 3 October 2013 / Accepted: 15 October 2013 / Published: 23 October 2013
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Agriculture 2014, 4(2), 170-198; doi:10.3390/agriculture4020170
Received: 30 December 2013; in revised form: 15 May 2014 / Accepted: 29 May 2014 / Published: 11 June 2014
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Last update: 26 September 2013

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