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Soil Erosion and Runoff Generation Related to Land Use Changes in the Pyrenees

  • José M. García-Ruiz
  • Teodoro Lasanta
  • Blas Valero
  • Carlos Martí
  • Santiago Beguería
  • Juan I. López-Moreno
  • David Regüés
  • Noemí Lana-Renault
Part of the Advances in Global Change Research book series (AGLO, volume 23)

Abstract

Many scientific papers and books demonstrate the direct and indirect effects of human activities on the intensification of soil erosion processes and changes in both sediment and runoff sources (Ives and Messerli 1989). It is well known that deforestation and hillslope farming cause distinct changes in soil properties and infiltration rates, which ultimately affect soil erosion processes and the hydrological cycle at a basin and hillslope scale (Goudie 1986).

Keywords

Experimental catchments Experimental plots Land use changes Runoff Soil erosion Spanish Pyrenees 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • José M. García-Ruiz
    • 1
  • Teodoro Lasanta
    • 1
  • Blas Valero
    • 1
  • Carlos Martí
    • 1
  • Santiago Beguería
    • 1
  • Juan I. López-Moreno
    • 1
  • David Regüés
    • 1
  • Noemí Lana-Renault
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto Pirenaico de EcologiaCSICZaragozaSpain

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