Soil Erosion Modelling on Arable Lands and Soil Types in Basilicata, Southern Italy

  • Dimotta Antonella
  • Lazzari MaurizioEmail author
  • Cozzi Mario
  • Romano Severino
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10408)


Evaluating the impact and the incidence of the erosive phenomenon affecting the Basilicata region in 2012 - in particular, the agricultural areas used for the arable lands cultivation -, is an important goal aimed at correlating the erosion process – evaluated through the USPED method application (2012) - with the main characteristics related to soil and the areas interested, such as: soil types, with particular attention to two physical-chemical characteristics, such as: total CaCO3 (%) and soil organic matter content (SOM, %) -, land uses and the spatial distribution of arable lands at municipal scale. The correlation is intended to give an overview of geological and agricultural of amount of the areas affected by this phenomenon, since it aims to analyze and evaluate the agrarian framework in relation to the state of erosion in 2012 by assessing the incidence of the erosion process at regional and municipal scale in relation to the different scenarios deriving from the land use and soil types and choosing the most efficient land management strategy in terms of potential policies to communicate to the final decision makers.


Soil erosion USPED method Soil types Land use Arable lands Basilicata Southern Italy Land use policy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dimotta Antonella
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lazzari Maurizio
    • 2
    Email author
  • Cozzi Mario
    • 1
  • Romano Severino
    • 1
  1. 1.SAFE - School of Agricultural, Forestry, Food and Environmental SciencesUniversity of BasilicataPotenzaItaly
  2. 2.CNR IBAMTito ScaloItaly

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