Special Issue "Soil Erosion and Desertification"
A special issue of Land (ISSN 2073-445X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2021) | Viewed by 7090
Interests: soil erosion; land degradation; catchment hydrology; arid lands; erosion management; environmental geomorphology
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UNCCD was established in 1994 and, over its 25 years of operation, has allowed the development and reporting of national policies that reduce the human impact of desertification. Communities in many countries have also been encouraged to participate in pursuing environmental sustainability goals. Although nations and communities have contributed, in varying degrees, to anti-desertification measures, soil erosion, as both a symptom and an outcome of desertification, remains a key concern, especially in the world’s drylands. Understanding past and present environmental conditions and human responses contributes to the development of future management strategies to combat desertification. Given the uncertainties accompanying global climate change and its probable impacts on the nature and patterns of regional and local erosion, both the assessment and monitoring of soil erosion are required. In addition, identifying any trends in dryland erosion will inform current and future ‘best practice’ responses to desertification.
This Special Issue seeks research articles and review papers that address the problem of water and wind erosion in drylands suffering from desertification, along with contributions which provide empirical studies of soil erosion processes, monitoring, distribution (spatial and temporal), and rehabilitation/ conservation in such areas. Of particular interest is the future trajectory of soil erosion in the desertified drylands under projected conditions of climate change.
Dr. Deirdre Dragovich
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- water erosion
- wind erosion
- desertification indicators
- soil conservation
- erosion monitoring
- climate change and erosion