19 A computational framework for mitigating land degradation Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Deterioration in soil fertility caused through soil misuse by humans is usually termed as land degradation (eg Lal and Stewart, 1990). Among the various factors that affect land degradation worldwide, water-erosion and runoff flow are the most destructive processes (De Santisteban et al., 2006; Amundson et al., 2015). These hydrological processes lead to the formation of gullies, which in turn cause soil loss and exposure of infertile layers (Poesen et al., 2003), water ponding and increased salinity in lower areas (Chu and Marino, 2005) …

publication date

  • October 4, 2016