Resilience in Soils and Land Use

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October 2022
190 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-5440-2 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-5439-6 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Resilience in Soils and Land Use that was published in

Biology & Life Sciences
Chemistry & Materials Science
Environmental & Earth Sciences

Currently, studies on land use in territorial planning are of interest, the purpose of which was previously to analyze the aptitude of each type of land for a specific use, based on its ability to assume impacts and the potential that the land may have had. The analysis of erosive risks constitutes a parameter to take into account in said management.The scientific community, given the enormous social interest in monitoring and controlling the environment, is developing methodologies that allow such control that is more efficient. One of the environmental factors to consider is the soil, which constitutes the support for life and is one of the basic natural elements, which is evident in the European Soil Charter, of the Council of Europe, which says, in its first point: “The soil is one of the most precious goods of Humanity. It allows the life of plants, animals and man on the surface of the Earth”. This European charter also highlights the scarcity and fragility of the edaphic resource, indicating that it must be protected through a greater effort in scientific research and interdisciplinary collaboration to ensure the rational use and conservation of soil.

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agrarian ecosystem; GIS; geostatistics; kriging; soil mapping; vegetation dynamics; RUSLE; sentinel-2; soil erosion; wildfire; land use; landscape fragmentation; remote sensing; climate change; erosion risk; RUSLE; GIS; runoff; A-DinSAR; macrofungi; field sampling; fungal diversity; Mediterranean forests; Quercus ilex; soil organic carbon; soil erodibility; terraced paddy field; upland rice; Thailand; Chenopodium quinoa Willd (quinoa); Amaranthus caudatus L. (achita); Chenopodium pallidicaule Aellen (cañihua); ethnobotany; Andean grains; food uses; medicinal uses; edaphic resilience and crops; flood mapping; Sentinel-2; spectral indices; cluster analysis; soil organic matter; recovery; post-fire management; Quercus pubescens Willd.; Juniperus communis L.; natural radioactivity; spatial distribution; IDW; prediction maps; groundwater; drinking water