Soil Conservation: Strategies, Management and Challenges


António Avelino Batista Vieira (Editor) – Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, CECS, University of Minho, Portugal
António José Bento Gonçalves (Editor) – Department of Geography, CECS, University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal

Series: Air, Water and Soil Pollution Science and Technology

BISAC: TEC003060

Target Audience: Specialized book-shops in soil conservation and environment, Researchers, Soil Engineers, Environmental Managers, Students, General public

Along its existence, humans have used Earth resources in a reckless way, having little consideration for its importance, and for the future generations and their needs. Considering the complexity of this subject, and the extreme difficulty of analyzing all aspects of soil degradation, the Editors nonetheless gather here some contributions, each one addressing different soil conservation problems, strategies or methodologies, trying to add some contributions for the understanding of the overall problem of soil degradation and conservation in the world.

The seven chapters that comprise this book address topics related to soil degradation and conservation strategies, presenting some cases and methodological approaches, in different parts of the world, promoting scientific research developed with the objective of contributing to a better knowledge of the problem and to help in its mitigation.




Chapter 1. Soil Conservation: a General Perspective
(António Vieira and António José Bento Gonçalves – Department of Geography, CECS, University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal)

Chapter 2 . Soil Conservation After Wildfires: Challenges, Failures, and Successes
(Daniel G. Neary and Jackson M. Leonard – USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Flagstaff, Arizona, US)

Chapter 3. Long Term Erosion Rates in Douro Vineyards, Portugal: Effects of Rainfall Characteristics and Plant Density
(Tomás de Figueiredo, Jean Poesen, Felícia Fonseca and Zulimar Hernández – Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, CIMO – Mountain Research Centre, Bragança, Portugal et al.)

Chapter 4 . Space-Time Dynamics of Urban Water Erosive Features in Brazil: the Case of Goiania, Capital of Goiás State
(Lizandra Ribeiro Cavalcante and Selma Simões de Castro – Instituto de Estudos Socioambientais, Universidade Federal de Goiás et al.)

Chapter 5. A Simple Method for Conductometer Soil Respiration Measurements in Different Moisture Conditions
(Artur Radecki-Pawlik – Faculty of Civil Engineering, Cracow University of Technology, Cracow, Poland)

Chapter 6. Spatio-Temporal Land Use and Land Cover Changes and Soil Conservation Implications. A Case Study in Todos os Santos Bay, Bahia (Brazil)
(Luciel Passos de Oliveira, Mauricio González-Pacheco, and Marcos Francos – Geosciences Institute, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brasil)

Chapter 7. Sustainability of Agricultural Settlement Projects in the Brazilian Savanna: the Example of the State of Goiás
(Júnio Gregório Roza dos Santos and Selma Simões de Castro – Instituto de Estudos Sócio Ambientais/IESA, Laboratório de Geomorfologia, Pedologia e Geografia Física/LABOGEF, Universidade Federal de Goiás/UFG)


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