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Publications by each of the partners resulting from research in the DESIRE project.
List correct as of 11 April 2013

 

Partner: Alterra, Netherlands

 
Conferences
  • Hessel, R., Ritsema, C. and Elsen, E. van den. (ISCO, Budapest, May 2008) The DESIRE project: Desertification mitigation and remediation of land - a global approach for local solutions - the first year
  • Simone Verzandvoort, Alterra WUR and Gudrun Schwilch, CDE. 2009. The DESIRE decision support system. 'Assessing Land Degradation and Sustainable Land Management' event, jointly orgainsied with the LADA and WOCAT initiatives, Rabat, Morocco
  • Verzandvoort S et al. 2010. DESIRE demo-session. DESURVEY/IFAD Conference 28-29 September 2010, Rome, Italy.

Papers

  • C.Ritsema, L. Stringer, M.Reed, P.Burger, MJB. Van de Werff ten Bosch, R.Hessel, S.Verzandvoort, E. van den Elsen, G. Schwilch, G.van Lynden, HP Liniger, C.Karavitis, V.Jetten (in prep) Potential of the DESIRE approach for putting UNCCD policies into practice. Environmental Management, DESIRE Special issue
  • R. Hessel, C.Ritsema, M.Reed, G.van Lynden, C.Karavitis, G.Schwilch, V.Jetten, N.Geeson, E. van den Elsen, S.Verzandvoort (in prep) From framework to action: The DESIRE approach to combat desertification. Environmental Management, DESIRE Special issue
 

 

Partner: KU Leuven, Belgium

 
Published:
  • de Vente, J., Verduyn, R., Verstraeten, G., Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., 2011. Factors controlling sediment yield at the catchment scale in NW Mediterranean geoecosystems. Journal of Soils and Sediments 11. p. 690–707. DOI 10.1007/s11368-011-0346-3
  • Martínez-Murillo, J., López-Vicente, M., Poesen, J., Ruiz-Sinoga, J., 2011. Modelling the effects of land use changes on runoff and soil erosion in two Mediterranean catchments with active gullies (South of Spain). Landform Analysis 17: 97-102
  • Martínez-Murillo, J., Nadal-Romero, E., Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., 2011. Scale effects on sediment yield from badland areas in Mediterranean environments. Landform Analysis 17: 103-106
  • Marzolff, I., Ries, J.B. and Poesen, J., 2011. Short-term versus medium-term monitoring for detecting gully-erosion variability in a Mediterranean environment. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 36: 1604-1623. DOI: 10.1002/esp.2172
  • Nadal-Romero E., Martínez-Murillo, J., Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., 2011. Scale-dependency of sediment yield from badland areas in Mediterranean environments. Progress in Physical Geography 35 (3). p. 297-332. DOI: 10.1177/0309133311400330
  • Poesen, J., 2011. Challenges in gully erosion research. Landform Analysis 17: 5-9
  • Poesen, J., Torri, D., Vanwalleghem, T., 2011. Chapter 19: Gully Erosion: Procedures to Adopt When modelling Soil Erosion in Landscapes Affected by Gullying. In: Morgan, R.P.C., Nearing, M.A. (eds). Handbook of Erosion Modelling, 1st edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., pp. 367-396. ISBN: 978-1-4051-9010-7. DOI: 10.1002/9781444328455.ch19
  • Salvador Sanchis, M.P., Torri, D., Borselli, L., Bryan, R., Poesen, J., Marta S. Yañez, M.S., Cremer, C. 2009. Estimating parameters of the channel width-flow discharge relation using rill and gully channel junction data. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 34. 2023-2030. DOI: 10.1002/esp.1887
  • Torri, D., Poesen, J., Borselli, L., Bryan R., Rossi, M., 2012. Spatial variation of bed roughness in eroding rills and gullies. Catena 90: 76-86. DOI:10.1016/j.catena.2011.10.004
  • Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., Verstraeten, G., de Vente, J., Maetens, W., Ocakoglu, F., Jankauskas, B., 2011. Sediment Yield in Europe: spatial patterns and scale dependency. Geomorphology 130 (3-4). p.142-161. DOI:10.1016/j.geomorph.2011.03.010
  • Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., Verstraeten, G., Maetens, W., de Vente, J., 2010. Sediment yield as a desertification risk indicator. Science of the Total Environment 409 (9). p.1715-1725. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2011.01.034
  • Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., Verstraeten, G., Maetens, W., de Vente, J., Ocakoglu, F., 2010. Sediment yield in Europe: regional differences in scale dependence. In: Banasik, K., Horowitz, A., Owens, P., Stone, M., Walling, D. (eds). IAHS Publ. 337. Sediment dynamics for a changing Future. Proceedings of the ICCE symposium held at Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW. Warsaw, Poland, pp. 44-52. ISBN 978-1-907161-10-0
  • Verachtert, E., Maetens, W., Van Den Eeckhaut, M., Poesen, J. and Deckers, J., 2011. Soil loss rates due to piping erosion. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 36(13): 1715-1725. DOI: 10.1002/esp.2186

In press:

  • López-Vicente, M., Poesen, J., Navas, A. , Gaspar, L., 2011. Predicting runoff connectivity of agricultural terraces and channels and soil erosion for different land use scenarios in the Spanish Pre-Pyrenees. Catena. DOI:10.1016/j.catena.2011.01.001
  • Vanmaercke M, Poesen J, Radoane M, Govers G, Ocakoglu F, Arabkhedri M. 2012. How long should we measure? An exploration of factors controlling the inter-annual variation of catchment sediment yield. Journal of Soils and Sediments. DOI: 10.1007/s11368-012-0475-3
  • Vanmaercke, M., Maetens, W., Poesen, J., Verstraeten, G., de Vente, J., Jankauskas, B., Jankauskiene, G., 2012. A comparison of measured catchment sediment yields with measured and predicted hillslope erosion rates in Europe. Journal of Soils and Sediments. DOI 10.1007/s11368-012-0479-z

Accepted:

  • Maetens, W., Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., Jankauskas, B., Jankauskiene, G., Ionita, I. 2012. Effects of land use on annual runoff and soil loss in Europe and the Mediterranean: A meta-analysis of plot data. Progress in Physical Geography
  • Wanyama, J., Herremans, K., Isabirye, M., Maetens, W., Kahimba, F., Kimaro, D., Poesen, J., Deckers, J. 2012. Effectiveness of tropical grass species as sediment filters in the riparian zone of Lake Victoria. Soil Use and Management.

Under review:

  • Borselli, L., Torri, D., Poesen, J., Iaquinta, P. under review. A robust algorithm for estimating probable values of soil erodibility in different climates. Catena

Submitted:

  • Maetens, W., Poesen, J., Vanmaercke, M. submitted. How effective are soil conservation measures in reducing plot runoff and soil loss in Europe and the Mediterranean? Earth Science reviews.

In preparation:

  • De Vente, J., Poesen, J., Verstraeten, G., Govers, G., Vanmaercke, M., Van Rompaey, A, Boix-Fayos, C. in preparation. Predicting soil erosion and sediment yield at regional scales: where do we stand? Earth Science Reviews.
  • Vanmaercke M, Kettner A, Van Den Eeckhaut M, Poesen J, Govers G, Verstraeten G, Mamaliga A, Radoane M, Syvistki J. in preparation. Tectonic activity explains variations in contemporary sediment yield. Geology.
  • Vanmaercke M, Poesen J, Govers G, Verstraeten G, Kettner A, Van Den Eeckhaut M. in preparation. Quantifying the effects of human impact on sediment yield for European catchments. Global and Planetary Change.
  • Vanmaercke M, Van Den Eeckhaut M, Poesen J, Van Loo M. in preparation. The importance of landsliding in explaining catchment sediment yield at a regional scale: a European analyses. Geomorphology.

Presentations at international conferences:

  • de Vente, J., Poesen, J., Verstraeten, G., Vanmaercke, M., 2009. Soil erosion, sediment delivery and sediment yield. Why scale matters. In: EGU General Assembly 2009. Geophysical Research Abstracts 11, EGU2009- 9427. 19-24 April. EGU, Vienna, Austria.
  • de Vente, J., Poesen, J., Vanmaercke, M., Verstraeten, G. Predicting soil erosion and sediment yield at the catchment scale: scale issues, modelling and understanding. In: EGU General Assembly 2011. Geophysical Research Abstracts 13, EGU2011-13170. 3-8 April. EGU, Vienna, Austria.
  • Maetens, W., Vanmaercke, M. , Poesen, J., 2009. How effective are soil and water conservation measures in the reduction of soil erosion by water under field conditions in Europe? In: Vermang, J., Gabriëls, D., Cornelis, W. (eds). Second Conference on Desertification. Book of Abstracts. 24 February. University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium, pp. 16-17.
  • Maetens, W., Vanmaercke, M. , Poesen, J., 2009. Assessment of the effectiveness of soil and water conservation measures in reducing runoff and soil loss: establishment of a European database. In: Romero Diaz, A., Belmonte Serrato, F., Alonso Sarriá, F., López Bermúdez, F. (eds). Advances in studies on desertification. Contributions to the international conference on desertification in memory of Professor John B. Thornes. 16 - 18 September. University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain. pp. 303-306. ISBN 978-84-8371-888-9
  • Maetens, W., Poesen, J. , Vanmaercke, M., 2010. Assessment of runoff and soil loss reduction by soil and water conservation techniques in the Euro-Mediterranean region. In: Workshop and Third Conference on Desertification and Land Degradation, Book of abstracts. 16 - 17 June. University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium. pp. 37-38.
  • Maetens, W., Poesen, J., Vanmaercke, M. 2010. A plot data review and analysis of runoff and soil loss reduction by soil and water conservation techniques in the Euro-Mediterranean. In: UnIA Environment Workshops 2010. Optimizing and integrating predictions of agricultural soil and water conservation models at different scales. 27-29 September. Universidad Internacional de Andalucía, Baeza, Spain.
  • Maetens, W., Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., 2010. Assessment of the effectiveness of soil and water conservation techniques (SWCT) in the Euro-Mediterranean region. International Conference on Combating Land Degradation in Agricultural Areas. LANDCON 1010 conference. October 11-15 2010. World Association of Soil and Water Conservation(WASWC)and Soil and Water Conservation Society of China(CSWCS), Xian, China.
  • Maetens, W., Poesen, J., Vanmaercke, M. 2011. Inter-annual variation of runoff and soil loss in Europe and the Mediterranean in relation to land use and climate. In: EGU General Assembly 2011. Geophysical Research Abstracts 13, EGU2011-2285. April 3-8, EGU, Vienna, Austria.
  • Maetens, W., Poesen, J., Vanmaercke, M. 2011. Confrontation of the PESERA map with measured soil loss rates at plot scale. In: EGU General Assembly 2011. Geophysical Research Abstracts 13, EGU2011-2287. April 3-8. EGU, Vienna, Austria.
  • Maetens, W., Poesen, J., Vanmaercke M. How effective are soil and water conservation techniques in reducing annual plot runoff and soil loss? A pan-European and Mediterranean review and analysis. EGU General Assembly 2012. April 22-27. EGU, Vienna, Austria.
  • Maetens, W., Poesen, J., Vanmaercke M. Effects of land use on annual runoff and soil loss - a meta-analysis of a European and Mediterranean plot database -. EGU General Assembly 2012. April 22-27. EGU, Vienna, Austria.
  • Maetens, W., Poesen, J., Vanmaercke M. Plot runoff and soil loss rates under forest and shrubland in Europe and the Mediterranean. - A review - EGU General Assembly 2012. April 22-27. EGU, Vienna, Austria.
  • Martínez-Murillo, J., López-Vicente, M., Poesen, J., Ruiz-Sinoga, J., 2010. Modelling the effects of land use changes on runoff and soil erosion in two Mediterranean catchments with active gullies in the South of Spain. In: Zglobicki, W. (ed). Human Impact on Gully Erosion. 5th International Symposium on Gully Erosion. Book of abstracts. 20-25 April. Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland.
  • Martínez-Murillo, J., Nadal-Romero, E., Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., 2010. Scale effects on sediment yield from badlands in Mediterranean environments. In: Zglobicki, W. (ed). Human Impact on Gully Erosion. 5th International Symposium on Gully Erosion. Book of abstracts. Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland.
  • Poesen, J., 2010. Challenges in gully erosion research. In: Zglobicki, W. (ed). Human Impact on Gully Erosion. 5th International Symposium on Gully Erosion. Book of abstracts. 20-25 April. Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland.
  • Poesen, J., Maetens, W., Smets, T., Verachtert, E., Vanmaercke, M., Nyssen, J., 2010. Soil and water conservation: problems and research needs for improving predictions. In: UnIA Environment Workshops 2010. Optimizing and integrating predictions of agricultural soil and water conservation models at different scales. 27-29 September. Universidad Internacional de Andalucía, Baeza, Spain.
  • Poesen, J. 2011. Research challenges for soil erosion, soil and water conservation in tropical environments Keynote Paper. International IAG Regional Conference on Geomorphology 2011 "Geomorphology for human adaption to Changing Tropical Environments". 18-22 February. Ethiopian Association of Geomorphologists, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., de Vente, J., Verstraeten, G., Govers, G., 2008. Sediment yield and its scale-dependency as an indicator for desertification. In: Proceedings of the Conference on Desertification. Book of Abstracts. 23 January. University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium, p. 69.
  • Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., Verstraeten, G., Maetens, W., de Vente, J., Ocakoglu, F., 2010. Sediment yield in Europe: regional differences in scale dependence. In: Banasik, K., Horowitz, A., Owens, P., Stone, M., Walling, D. (eds). IAHS Publ. 337. Sediment dynamics for a changing Future. Proceedings of the ICCE symposium held at Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW. 14–18 June. Warsaw, Poland, pp. 44-52. ISBN 978-1-907161-10-0
  • Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., Verstraeten, G., de Vente, J., 2009. How reliable are catchment area – sediment yield relationships. In: EGU General Assembly 2009. Geophysical Research Abstracts 11, EGU2009-13829. 19-24 April. EGU, Vienna, Austria.
  • Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., Verstraeten, G., de Vente, J., 2009. Spatial patterns of sediment yield in Europe. In: EGU General Assembly 2009. Geophysical Research Abstracts 11, EGU2009-5346-1. 19-24 April. EGU, Vienna, Austria.
  • Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., Maetens, W., de Vente, J., Verstraeten, G., 2010. Sediment yield as a complementary desertification risk indicator. In: Workshop and Third Conference on Desertification and Land Degradation, Book of abstracts. 16 - 17 June. University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium. pp. 47.
  • Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., Verstraeten, G., Maetens, W., de Vente, J., Ocakoglu, F., 2010. Regional differences and scale dependency of sediment yield in Europe. In: JFIC2010 (Ed). Hydrology and Sedimentation for a Changing Future: Existing and Emerging Issues. Proc. of the Joint Federal Interagency Hydrologic Modelling and Sedimentation Conference. 27 June – 1 July. JFIC, Las Vegas, NV, USA. pp. 226, ISBN 978-0-9779007-2-5 and extended abstract on CD ROM: pp. 11, ISBN 978-0-9779007-3-2.
  • Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., Maetens, M., de Vente, J., Verstraeten, G., 2010. Sediment Yield as a Desertification Risk Indicator. International Conference on Combating Land Degradation in Agricultural Areas. LANDCON 1010 conference. October 11-15 2010. World Association of Soil and Water Conservation(WASWC)and Soil and Water Conservation Society of China(CSWCS), Xian, China.
  • Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., Maetens, W., de Vente, J., Verstraeten, G. The importance of Sediment Yield as a Desertification Indicator. In: EGU General Assembly 2011. Geophysical Research Abstracts 13, 2011-5044-1. April 3-8, EGU, Vienna, Austria.
  • Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., Maetens, W., de Vente, J., Verstraeten, G. Towards the prediction of pre-anthropocene sediment yields for small catchments in Europe. In: EGU General Assembly 2011. Geophysical Research Abstracts 13, 2011-5021. April 3-8. EGU, Vienna, Austria.
  • Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., Maetens, W., de Vente, J., Verstraeten, G. How long should we measure to obtain reliable average catchment sediment yields? In: EGU General Assembly 2011. Geophysical Research Abstracts 13, 2011- 2011-5057. April 3-8. EGU, Vienna, Austria.
  • Vanmaercke M, Kettner A, Van Den Eeckhaut M, Poesen J, Govers G, Mamaliga A, Verstraeten G, Radoane M, Syvistki J. Predicting sediment yield for catchments under pristine conditions: the role of tectonic activity. EGU General Assembly 2012. April 22-27. EGU, Vienna, Austria.
  • Vanmaercke M, Poesen J, Govers G, Verstraeten G, Kettner A. Quantifying the effects of human impact on sediment yield for European catchments. EGU General Assembly 2012. April 22-27. EGU, Vienna, Austria.

Presentations at national conferences:

  • Maetens, W., Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., 2009. Quantification of the effectiveness of soil and water conservation measures in reducing runoff and soil loss. In: Day of young soil scientists. 25 February. Soil Science Society of Belgium (SSSB), Brussels, Belgium.
  • Maetens, W., Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., 2010. The effectiveness of soil and water conservation techniques in reducing runoff and soil loss: establishment and analysis of a Euro-Mediterranean database. In: Day of young soil scientists. Book of abstracts. 23 February. Soil Science Society of Belgium (SSSB), Brussels, Belgium. p. 12.
  • Maetens, W., Poesen, J., Vanmaercke, M., 2010. A plot data review and analysis of runoff and soil loss reduction by soil and water conservation techniques in the Euro-Mediterranean. In: 4th Belgian Geography Days, Geography in a changing world. 22 - 23 October. KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
  • Nadal-Romero, E., Martínez-Murillo, J., Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., 2010. Factores de la producción de sedimento en badlands Mediterráneos. In: Úbeda, X., Vericat, D., Batalla, R.J. (eds). Avances de la Geomorfología en España 2008-2010. XI Reunión Nacional de Geomorfología. 20- 24 September. Sociedad Española de Geomorfología, Solsona, Spain, pp. 153-156. ISBN: 978-84-693-4551-1
  • Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., Verstraeten, G., Maetens, W., de Vente, J., Ocakoglu, F., 2010. Sediment yield in Europe: spatial patterns, scale-dependence and modeling implications. In: Day of young soil scientists. Book of abstracts. 23 February. Soil Science Society of Belgium (SSSB), Brussels, Belgium, pp. 10.
  • Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., Verstraeten, G., Maetens, W., de Vente J., Ocakoglu, F., 2010. A regional analysis of Sediment Yield and its scale dependence in Europe. In: 4th Belgian Geography Days, Geography in a changing world. 22 - 23 October. KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

Other:

  • Poesen, J., 2010. Drought, Water Shortage and Desertification issues in Spain. Belgian national radio channel Radio 1, Radio Interview.
 

 

Partner: University of Leeds, United Kingdom

 
Conferences
  • Nainggolan, D., Termansen, M., Hubacek, K., & Reed, Mark. International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE) 11th Biennial Conference. Germany on 22 – 25 August 2010. Title of oral presentation: 'An integrated modelling approach for evaluating land use change in a degradation prone agro-ecosystem of southern Spain'.
  • Nainggolan, D., Termansen, M., Hubacek, K., & Reed, Mark. RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, 1-3 September 2010: Confronting the Challenges of the Post-Crisis Global Economy and Environment. Royal Geographical Society – London. Title of oral presentation: 'Integrated Modelling of Land Use Change in Mediterranean Dryland Agro-ecosystem: What can be learnt from the process?'.
  • Nainggolan, D., Fleskens, L., Termansen, M., Hubacek, K., & Reed, Mark. Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change. Berlin 8-9 October 2010. Title of oral presentation: 'Regional Effects of Local Responses to Uncertainty of Agricultural Water Supply in Múrcia, Spain'.
  • Fleskens L, Kirkby MJ, Irvine BJ. 2010. The PESERA-DESMICE modelling framework for grid-based assessment of the physical impact and economic viability of land degradation mitigation technologies DESURVEY/IFAD Conference 28-29 September 2010, Rome, Italy.
  • Nainggolan D et al. 2010. Regional effects of local responses to uncertainty of agricultural water supply in Múrcia, Spain. Berlin Conference on Environmental Change, 7-8 October 2010, Berlin, Germany.
  • Loder J, Reed MS (2009) Interacting with rural change: rural planning research at University of Aberdeen, Royal Institute for Chartered Surveyors mid-term conference, Battleby, April
  • Reed MS (2009) Rural Planning and Policy: research at University of Aberdeen. Royal Town Planning Institute SPEF workshop, Linking Research and Practice, April.
  • Fleskens L, Hubacek K, Reed MS, Termansen M. 2010. Assessing local solutions for global environmental problems: model development and application for the case of mitigating land degradation. International Society for Ecological Economics Conference, 22-25 August 2010, Oldenburg, Germany.
  • Papers
  • Akhtar-Schuster M, Thomas R, Stringer LC, Chasek P, and Seely M Improving the enabling environment to combat land degradation: institutional, financial, legal and science-policy challenges and solutions. In press in Land Degradation and Development
  • Chasek P, Essahli W, Akhtar-Schuster M, Stringer LC, Thomas R Integrated Land Degradation Monitoring and Assessment: Horizontal Knowledge Management at the National and International Levels. Submitted to Land Degradation and Development.
  • Reed MS, Podesta G, Fazey I, Beharry NC, Coen R, Geeson N, Hessel R, Hubacek K, Letson D, Nainggolan D, Prell C, Psarra D, Rickenbach MG, Schwilch G, Stringer LC, Thomas AD (in press) Combining theoretical frameworks to assess livelihood vulnerability to climate change: a literature review. Ecological Economics
  • Reed MS, Evely AC , Cundill G, Fazey I, Glass J, Laing A, Newig J, Parrish B, Prell C, Raymond C, Stringer LC (in press) What is social learning? Ecology & Society
  • Fazey I, Perez-Garcia Gamarra J, Fischer J, Christie M, Reed MS, Stringer LC (in press) Reducing Vulnerability to Future Environmental Change. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
  • Dougill AJ, Fraser EDG, Reed MS (in press) Anticipating vulnerability in food systems to climate variability and change: challenges of using dynamic systems approaches and the case of pastoral systems in Botswana. Ecology & Society
  • Reed MS, Dougill AJ (2010) Linking Degradation Assessment to Sustainable Land Management: a decision support system for Kalahari pastoralists. Journal of Arid Environments 74: 149–155
  • Stringer LC, Reed MS, Dougill AJ, Twyman C (2009) Local adaptations to climate change, drought and desertification: insights to enhance policy in southern Africa. Environmental Science & Policy 12: 748-765
  • Foxton T, Reed MS, Stringer LC (2009) Governing long-term socio-ecological change: What can resilience and transitions approaches learn from each other? Environmental Policy and Governance 19: 3–20
  • Nainggolan, D, Termansen, M, Hubacek, K, Reed, MS, Cebollero, ED (in press). Typology of farmers, land use trajectories, and the implications on ecosystem services in a semi-arid Mediterranean agro-ecosystem of south-eastern Spain. Regional Environmental Change
  • Fleskens L, Nainggolan D, Termansen M, Hubacek K, Reed MS (under review) Regional effects of local responses to uncertainty of agricultural water supply in Murcia, Spain. Regional Environmental Change
  • Perkins JS, Reed MS, Akanyang L, Atlhopheng JR, Chanda R, Magole L, Mphinyane W, Mulale K, Sebego RJ, Fleskens L, Irvine B (in press) Making land management more sustainable: experience implementing a new methodological framework in Botswana. Land Degradation & Development
  • Reed MS, Fazey I, Stringer LC, Raymond CM, Akhtar-Schuster M, Begni G, Bigas H, Brehm S, Briggs J, Bryce R, Buckmaster S, Chanda R, Davies J, Diez E, Essahli W, Evely A, Geeson N, Hartmann I, Holden J, Hubacek K, Ioris I, Kruger B, Laureano P, Phillipson J, Prell C, Quinn CH, Reeves AD, Seely M, Thomas R, van der Werff Ten Bosch MJ, Vergunst P, Wagner L (2011) Knowledge management for land degradation monitoring and assessment: an analysis of contemporary thinking. Land Degradation & Development(DESIRE Partners 3,5,16,20,25)
  • de Vente J, Sol-Benet J, Lpez-Carratala J, Schwilch G, Bachmann F, Liniger HP, Boix-Fayos C, Reed MS (in press) A participatory approach for selecting sustainable land and water management options in Drylands: A case study from SE-Spain. Journal of Environmental Management
  • Reed MS, Buenemann, M, Atlhopheng J, Akhtar-Schuster M, Bachmann F, Bastin G, Bigas H, Chanda R, Dougill AJ, Essahli W, Evely AC, Fleskens L, Geeson N, Glass JH, Hessel R, Holden J, Ioris A, Kruger B, Liniger HP, Mphinyane W, Nainggolan D, Perkins J, Raymond CM, Ritsema CJ, Schwilch G, Sebego R, Seely M, Stringer LC, Thomas R, Twomlow S, Verzandvoort S (2011) Cross-scale monitoring and assessment of land degradation and sustainable land management: a methodological framework for knowledge management. Land Degradation & Development 22: 261-271(DESIRE Partners 1, 3,5,20,25)
  • Buenemann M, Martius C, Jones JW, Herrmann SM, Klein D, Mulligan M, Reed MS, Winslow M, Washington-Allen RA, Lal R, Ojima D (2011) Integrative geospatial approaches for monitoring and assessing the sustainability of land management: rationale, potentials, and characteristics. Land Degradation & Development 22: 226-239
  • Nkonya E, Reed MS, Mortimore M, Winslow M, Olukoye G, Mirzabaev A (2011) Monitoring and assessing the influence of social, economic and policy factors on sustainable land management in drylands. Land Degradation & Development 22: 240-247
  • Reed MS, Podesta G, Fazey I, Beharry NC, Geeson N, Hessel R, Hubacek K, Letson D, Nainggolan D, Prell C, Psarra D, Rickenbach MG, Ritsema C, Schwilch G, Stringer LC, Thomas AD. Combining theoretical frameworks to assess livelihood vulnerability to climate change: a literature review (DESIRE Partners 1,3,5,25)
  • L. Fleskens, M.J. Kirkby, B.J. Irvine (in prep). THE PESERA-DESMICE MODELLING FRAMEWORK FOR GRID-BASED ASSESSMENT OF THE PHYSICAL IMPACT AND ECONOMIC VIABILITY OF LAND DEGRADATION MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES. Environmental Management. DESIRE special issue
  • L. C. Stringer, L. Fleskens (in prep) PARTICIPATORY EVALUATION OF MONITORING AND MODELLING OF SLM IN DIFFERENT DESERTIFICATION-PRONE AREAS. Environmental Management. DESIRE special issue
  • L. Fleskens (in prep) APPLICATION OF COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS FOR EVALUATING LAND DEGRADATION MITIGATION MEASURES ON AGRICULTURAL LAND: A SYNTHESIS OF FINDINGS AND UNSOLVED ISSUES. Land Degradation and Developement. DESIRE special issue
  • D. Nainggolan (1), L. Fleskens (1), L. C. Stringer (in prep) AN EXPLORATION OF POLICY OPTIONS WITH THE PESERA-DESMICE MODEL. Environmental Management. DESIRE special issue

Reports

  • Contribution to a UNDP-UNCCD report called "The forgotten billion - progress towards the MDGs in the drylands"
 

 

Partner: University of Swansea, United Kingdom

 
  • Shakesby, R.A. (2008) Soil erosion in Mediterranean forests after wildfire: a global regional variant? Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 10, # 00713. [solicited presentation]
  • Urbanek, E. and Shakesby, R.A. (2008) The influence of stone content on water movement in water-repellent soil. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 10, # 01448.
  • Ferreira, A.J.D., Coelho, C.O.A., Shakesby, R.A., Boulet, A.K., Alegre, S.P., Stoof, C. and Keizer, J.J. (2008) Connectivity and thresholds in water and sediment transport in burned areas, Portugal. Presentation at COST-634 Conference, “On- and off-site environmental impacts of runoff and erosion”, Aveiro June 30-July 4 2008.
  • Stoof, C.R., Ferreira, A., Ferreira, C. and Shakesby, R.A. (2008) Burning a catchment to explain post-fire hydrology and erosion. Presentation at COST-634 Conference, “On- and off-site environmental impacts of runoff and erosion”, Aveiro June 30-July 4 2008.
  • Shakesby, R.A. (2008) Post-wildfire soil erosion in pine and eucalyptus plantations of the Águeda Basin, north-central Portugal: a twenty-year perspective. Keynote talk at COST-634 Conference, “On- and off-site environmental impacts of runoff and erosion”, Aveiro June 30-July 4 2008.
  • Walsh, R.P.D., Ferreira, C.S.S., Urbanek, E., Shakesby, R.A., Leighton-Boyce, G., Doerr, S.H., Ferreira, A.J.D. & Stoof, C. 2009. Advantages, problems and limitations of different field and laboratory approaches for investigating soil hydrophobicity. Geophysical Research Abstracts  11, 12826.
  • Walsh, R.P.D., Ferreria, C., Leighton-Boyce, G., Urbanek, E., Shakesby, R.A., Stoof, C., Ferreira, A.J.D., & Doerr, S.H. 2009. Hydrophobicity, overland flow and erosion: influences of local spatial variability, vertical routeways and switching dynamics. Geophysical Research Abstracts 11, 11304.
  • Shakesby, R.A., Ferreira, A.J.D., Ferreira, C.S.S., Stoof, C.R., Urbanek, E, & Walsh, R.P.D. 2009. Significant or negligible sediment and nutrient losses after prescribed fire? Pre- and post-fire comparisons. Geophysical Research Abstracts  11, 10478.  
  • Shakesby, R.A. (2009) Wildfire in Portugal: characteristics, soil degradation impacts and mitigation measures.  Presented at ‘Wildfire 2009’ Conference, Lyndhurst, New Forest, Hampshire, UK, June 16-17 2009.
  • Walsh, R.P.D., Ferreira, C.S.S., Urbanek, E., Shakesby, R.A., Doerr, S.H., Ferreira, A.J.D., Leighton-Boyce, G. and Stoof, C.R. (2009). Timescales and 3D nature of switching between hydrophobic and hydrophilic states in stony Portuguese soils.  7th International Conference on Geomorphology, Ancient Landscapes – Modern Perspectives, 6-11th July 2009, Melbourne, Australia, CD-ROM Abstracts.
  • Shakesby, R.A. (2009) Is wildfire really an agent of significant soil degradation in Portuguese eucalyptus and pine forests? Invited contribution to the International Workshop on ‘Geodynamics in fragile landscape systems of the Mediterranean: A multidisciplinary approach’, 14-16 October 2009, Universidad Internacional de Andalucia, Baeza, Jaén, Spain
  • Urbanek, E., Walsh, R.P.D., Shakesby, R.A. and Doerr, S.H. (2009) Effects of stones, cracks and holes on water movement in hydrophobic soils. Second Biohydrology Conference, Bratislava, Slovakia, September 21-24 2009
  • Ferreira, C.S.S., Shakesby, R.A., Walsh, R.P.D., Ferreira, A.J.D., González-Pelayo, O., Urbanek, E., Rubio, J.L. (2009) Fire impact on soil hydrological properties and soil erosion: the effects of geology, fire type and severity. International Conference on Ecohydrology and Climate Change, Tomar, Portugal, September 10-12 2009. (Oral communication)
  • Ferreira, C.S.S., Shakesby, R.A., Walsh, R.P.D., Ferreira, A.J.D. and Urbanek, E. (2009) Impacte dos incêndios na erosão e perda de nutrientes dos solos: Caso de estudo de Camelo. Encontro Anual da Sociedade Portuguesa da Ciência do Solo, Faro (Portugal), July 8-10 2009. (Oral communication)
  • Ferreira, C.S.S., Shakesby, R.A., Walsh, R.P.D., Ferreira, A.J.D. and Urbanek, E. (2009) O significado dos ensaios de simulação de chuva, a pequena escala, na avaliação da erosão do solo. Encontro Anual da Sociedade Portuguesa da Ciência do Solo, Faro, Portugal, July 8-10 2009. (Poster presentation)
  • Ferreira, C.S.S., Shakesby, R.A., Walsh, R.P.D., Ferreira, A.J.D. and Urbanek, E. (2009) Assessment of soil erosion after wildfire at hillslope and small-plot scales, central Portugal. 2nd International Seminar on Small Catchments, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, May 6-8 2009. (Poster presentation)
  • Urbanek, E., Bodi, M., Shakesby, R.A., Doerr, S.H. 2010. Autoclaving as a mean of modifying the soil wettability characteristics. Geophysical Research Abstracts  EGU2010-2487.
  • Ferreira, C.S.S., Walsh, R.P.D., Injai, M., Costa, M., Shakesby, R.A., Ferreira, A.J.D. 2010. Temporal variability and switching dynamics of soil hydrophobicity: fire impacts. Geophysical Research Abstracts EGU2010-12241.
  • Shakesby, R,.A., Stoof, C.R., Ferreira, C.S.S. Walsh, R.P.D, Urbanek, E. Ferreira, A.J.D. 2010. Monitoring post-fire erosion from plot- to catchment scale using a nested scale approach. Geophysical Research Abstracts EGU2010-14082.
  • Ferreira, C.S.S., Shakesby, R.A., Walsh, R.P.D., Ferreira, A.J.D., Urbanek, E. 2010. Using rainfall simulation to monitor the effect of fire on overland flow and erosion through time. Geophysical Research Abstracts EGU2010-12189.
  • Shakesby, R.A., Ferreira, C.S.S., Walsh, R.P.D., Ferreira, A.J.D., Urbanek, E., Stoof, C.R. 2010. Is timing of prescribed fire critical for limiting post-fire erosion? Lessons from Portugal. Geophysical Research Abstracts  EGU2010-11470.
  • Shakesby, R.A., Ferreira, C.S.S., Walsh, R.P.D., Urbanek, E., Ferreira, A.J.D. and Stoof, C.R. 2010.  Temporal changes in sediment, organic matter and nutrient losses following an experimental fire in Atlantic-Mediterranean heath, central Portugal. In Viegas, D.X. (ed.) Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Forest Fire Research, Coimbra,15-18th November 2010.
  • Ferreira, C.S.S., Shakesby R.A., Walsh, R.P.D., González-Pelayo, O.,Ferreira, A.J.D. and Rubio J.L. 2010. Application of rainfall simulation to assessing the hydrological and erosional impacts of fire affecting different lithologies, vegetation types and fuel loads, central Portugal.  In Viegas, D.X. (ed.) Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Forest Fire Research, Coimbra,15-18th November 2010, Paper #160.
  • Urbanek, E., Bodi, M., Doerr, S.H. and Shakesby, R.A. (2010) Autoclaving causes significant alteration of soil wettability. Soil Science Society of America Journal 74, 2086-8. (DOI: 10.2136/sssaj2010.0164N)
  • Shakesby, R.A., Ferreira, C.S.S., Walsh, R.P.D., Urbanek, E., Ferreira, A.J.D. & Stoof, C.R. (2010) Soil degradational effects of prescribed fire, central Portugal. LANDCON1010 Conference. Xi’an, China, November 11-14, 2010.
  • Esteves, T.C.J., Ferreira, A.J.D., Soares, J.A.A., Kirkby, M.J., Shakesby, R.A., Ferreira, C.S.S., Coelho, C.O.A. and Carreiras, M.A. (2010) Using PESERA to manage desertification processes following wildfires in Góis and Mação, Portugal. LANDCON1010 Conference,  Xi’an, China, November 11-14, 2010.
  • Esteves T, Ferreira,A, Soares J, Kirkby M, Shakesby R, Irvine B, Ferreira CS, Coelho C, Carreiras M (2011) Using PESERA to manage desertification processes following wildfires in Góis and Mação, Portugal. FESP III, International Meeting of Fire Effects on Soil Properties, 15-19 March 2011, Guimarães. Portugal
  • Shakesby RA, Ferreira CSS, Walsh RPD, Bento C, Ferreira AJD, Stoof CA (2011) Fire impact on soil and nutrient losses in schist mountain areas, central Portugal. FESP III, International Meeting of Fire Effects on Soil Properties, 15-19 March 2011, Guimarães. Portugal
  • Doerr, SH, Shakesby, RA (2011) Do common fire-severity estimation parameters really tell us much about landscape susceptibility to enhanced hydrogeomorphological response? EGU 2011, 12378.
  • Ferreira, AJD, Shakesby, RA, Coelho, C, Ferreira, CS, Bento, C, Esteves, T, Carreiras, M (2011) The impact of fire on the spatial and temporal distribution of hydrologic and geomorphologic processes at slope and catchment scales. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 13, EGU2011-13583.
  • Shakesby, R.A. (2011) Post-wildfire soil erosion in the Mediterranean: review and future research directions. Earth-Science Reviews, 105, 71-100. (doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2011.01.001)
  • Esteves T.C.J., Kirkby M.J., Shakesby R.A., Ferreira, A.J.D., Soares, J.A.A., Irvine B.J., Ferreira C.S.S., Coelho, C.O.A., Bento, C.P.M., Carreiras, M.A. (2012) Mitigating land degradation caused by wildfire: application of the PESERA model to fire-affected sites in central Portugal. Geoderma (in press).

Forthcoming

  • Shakesby, R.A. (2012) Assessing the significance of post-wildfire soil erosion in Mediterranean Europe. EUROSOIL 4th International Conference, ‘Soil Science for the Benefit of Mankind and Environment’, 2-6 July 2012 (Keynote presentation)
  • Urbanek, E., Walsh, R.P.D., Shakesby, R.A. (2012) Quality and quantity of eroded sediment following prescribed fire in Vale Torto catchment, central Portugal. EUROSOIL 4th International Conference, ‘Soil Science for the Benefit of Mankind and Environment’, 2-6 July 2012. (Poster presentation)
  • Ferreira, A.J.D., Ferreira, C.S.S., Coelho, C.O.A., Walsh, R.P.D., Shakesby, R.A. (2012)  Overland flow generation processes in sub-humid Mediterranean forest stands. Geophysical Research Abstracts 14, EGU2012-13524
  • Esteves, T.C.J., Kirkby, M.J., Shakesby, R.A., Ferreira, A.J.D., Soares, J.A.A., Ferreira, C.S.S., Coelho, C.O.A., Bento, C.P.M. and Carreiras, M.A. (2012) PESERA model application in the Portuguese study areas: Góis and Mação. Geophysical Research Abstracts 14, EGU2012-13545
  • Shakesby, R.A., Bento, C.P.M., Ferreira, C.S.S., Ferreira, A.J.D., Stoof, C.R., Urbanek, E.and Walsh, R.P.D. (2012) The viability of prescribed fire for mitigating the soil degradational impacts of wildfire. Geophysical Research Abstracts 14, EGU2012-4920-1
  • Bento, C.P.M., Shakesby, R.A., Walsh, R.P.D., Ferreira, C.S.S., Ferreira, A.J.D. and Urbanek, E. (2012)  Testing the effectiveness of pine needlecast in reducing post-fire soil erosion using complementary experimental approaches. Geophysical Research Abstracts14, EGU2012-12510
  • Ferreira, A.J.D., Prats-Alegre, S., Coelho, C.O.A., Ferreira, C.S.S.,Bento, C., Shakesby, R.A., Stoof, C.R. and Ritsema, C.J. (2012) Overview of SWC techniques to mitigate soil degradation following wildfires. Geophysical Research Abstracts 14, EGU2012-13418
  • Walsh, R.P.D., Ferreira, C.S.S., Shakesby, R.A., Urbanek, E., Bento, C.P.M., Ferreira, A.J.D., Stoof, C.R. (2012) Prescribed fire and spatiotemporal regimes of water-repellency in Portugal: helpful or unhelpful in reducing long-term overland flow and erosion impacts? Geophysical Research Abstracts 14, EGU2012, 2012-8209-3.
  • Urbanek, E., Walsh, R.P.D. and Shakesby, R.A. (2012) Switching between hydrophobic and wettable conditions in soil: experiments to assess the influence of cracks, roots and subsurface drainage impedance. Geophysical Research Abstracts 14, EGU2012-8303-1.
  • R.A.Shakesby, C.P. Bento, C.S.S. Ferreira, A.J.D. Ferreira, C. Stoof, E.Urbanek, R.P.D. Walsh (in prep). Prescribed fire as a viable strategy for mitigating the soil degradational impacts of wildfire. Catena, DESIRE special issue
 

 

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Conferences
  • Schwilch, G.; Bachmann, F.; Gabathuler, E.; Liniger, HP.: 2008 A methodology to appraise and select strategies to mitigate desertification based on stakeholder participation and global best practices. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 10, # 10606.
  • Schwilch, G., Bachmann, F., Gabathuler, E., Liniger, HP.: 2008 A methodology for appraising and selecting strategies to mitigate desertification based on stakeholders participation and global best practices. Proceedings of the ISCO congress 2008, Budapest.
  • Schwilch G.: Decision support for effective implementation and up-scaling SLM. Proceedings of the WOCAT Symposium on Promoting Sustainable Land Management (SLM) for its Local and Global Impacts, 20 October 2008, Bern.
  • Schwilch G, Bachmann F, Liniger HP, Reed M. 2009. Appraising and Selecting SLM Solutions. Poster presented at UNCCD First Scientific Conference ‘Understanding Desertification and Land Degradation Trends’ at COP-9, Buenos Aires.
  • Presentation of PhD work G. Schwilch at the international DESIRE PhD conference in Enschede 18-20 May 2010
  • Presentation of WB3 transdisciplinary experiences at the Swiss Transdisciplinary Network (td-net) conference on 15 Sep 2010 in Geneva.
  • Presentation of DESIRE decision support methodology within a WOCAT presentation at the international Tropentag conference in Zürich on 15 Sep 2010
  • Presentation of DESIRE and WOCAT methods at the international Desurvey conference in Rome on 28-29 Sep 2010
  • Presentation of DESIRE and WOCAT methods at the International LANDCON conference in Xi'ian, China on Oct 12-15 2010
  • Presentation 13 April 2011, Université Mohamed V, Rabat, Morocco by Gudrun Schwilch on «La problématique d’évaluation des technologies et des approches de la gestion durable des terres (GDT)»
  • Presentation at the “researchers’ night” of the University of Bern, 23 Sep 2011 by Gudrun Schwilch on “Using land for the benefit of all”

Papers

  • Schwilch G, Bachmann F, Liniger HP. 2009. Appraising and Selecting Conservation Measures to Mitigate Desertification and Land Degradation Based on Stakeholder Participation and Global Best Practices. Land Degradation & Development 20: 308-326. Doi 10.1002/Ldr.920
  • Schwilch G., Bestelmeyer B, Bunning S., Critchley W., Herrick J., Kellner K., Liniger H.P., Nachtergaele F., Ritsema C.J., Schuster B., Tabo R., van Lynden G., Winslow M. Experiences in Monitoring and Assessment of Sustainable Land Management. Land Degradation & Development (in press). Doi 10.1002/ldr.1040
  • Schwilch G., Bachmann F., de Graaff J. 2012. Decision support for selecting SLM technologies with stakeholders. Applied Geography 34: 86-98. Doi 10.1016/j.apgeog.2011.11.002.
  • Schwilch, G., Liniger, HP., Hessel, R., Jetten, V. (in prep) SLM in drylands – Documentation and evaluation of desertification mitigation technologies and approaches. Environmental Management, DESIRE special issue
  • Schwilch, G., Laouina, A., Chaker, M., Machouri, N., Reddad, H., Stroosnijder, L. (in prep) Challenging conservation agriculture on marginal slopes in Sehoul, Morocco. Land Degradation and Development, DESIRE special issue

Books

  • Schwilch, G., Hessel, R. and Verzandvoort, S. (Eds). 2012. Desire for Greener Land. Options for Sustainable Land Management in Drylands. Bern, Switzerland, and Wageningen, The Netherlands: University of Bern - CDE, Alterra - Wageningen UR, ISRIC - World Soil Information and CTA - Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation. This book contains contributions by all Study Sites and WBs of DESIRE.
 

 

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Published papers
  • Boix-Fayos, C., de Vente, J., Martínez-Mena, M., Barberá, G.G. and Castillo, V., 2008. The impact of land use change and check-dams on catchment sediment yield. Hydrological Processes, 22(25): 4922-4935.
  • Canton, Y., Solé-Benet, A., Asensio, C., Chamizo, S. , Puigdefábregas, J. 2009. Aggregate stability in range sandy loam soils. Relationships with runoff and erosion. Catena (in press).
  • Alcalá, F.J., Cantón, Y.,Contreras, S.,Were, A, Serrano-Ortiz, P., Puigdefábregas, J., Solé-Benet,A., Custodio, E., Domingo, F. 2011. Diffuse and concentrated recharge evaluation using physical and tracer techniques: results from a semiarid carbonate massif aquifer in southeastern Spain. Environmental Earth Sciences, 62: 541-557.
  • Solé-Benet,A., Lázaro,R., Domingo,F., Cantón,Y., Puigdefábregas,J. 2010. Why most agricultural terraces in steep slopes in semiarid SE Spain remain well preserved since their abandonment 50 years ago? Pirineos, 165:215-235.
  • Chamizo,S., Rodríguez-Caballero,E., Miralles-Mellado, I., Afana, A., Lázaro, R., Domingo, F. Calvo-Cases, A.,  Sole-Benet, A., Cantón, Y. 2010. Características de las costras físicas y biológicas del suelo con mayor influencia sobre la infiltración y la erosión en ecosistemas semiáridos. Pirineos, 165: 69-96.
  • Cantón, Y., Solé-Benet, A., deVente, J., Boix-Fayos, C., Calvo-Cases, A., Asensio, C., Puigdefábregas, J. 2011. Runoff generation and soil erosion in semiarid south-eastern Spain. J. Arid Env. (accepted with minor corrections).
  • Baartman, J.E.M., Jetten, V.G., Ritsema, C.J., de Vente, J., 2011. Exploring effects of different magnitude rainfall events on erosion at the catchment scale using openLISEM – Prado catchment, SE Spain. Hydrological Processes, in de Vente, J., Verduyn, R., Verstraeten, G., Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., 2011. Factors controlling sediment yield at the catchment scale in NW-Mediterranean geoecosystems. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 11 (4): 690-707 (doi: 10.1007/s11368-011-0346-3; SCI: 2.61; Citations: Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., Verstraeten, G., de Vente, J., Maetens, W., Ocakoglu, F., 2011. Sediment Yield in Europe: spatial patterns and scale dependency. Geomorphology, 130 (3-4): 142-161 (doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2011.03.010; SCI: 2.12; Citations:-).
  • Cantón, Y., Solé-Benet, A., de Vente, J., Boix-Fayos, C., Calvo-Cases, A., Asensio, C., Puigdefábregas, J., 2011. Runoff generation and soil erosion in semiarid south-eastern Spain. Journal of Arid Environments, 75: 1254-1261 (doi:10.1016/j.jaridenv.2011.03.004; SCI: 1.43; Citations: 1).
  • Nadeu, E., de Vente, J., Martínez-Mena, M., Boix-Fayos, C., 2011. Organic carbon enrichment in sediments derived from different erosion processes. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 11 (4): 667-678 (doi: 10.1007/s11368-011-0348-1; SCI: 2.61; Citations: 1)
  • Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., Maetens, W., de Vente, J., Verstraeten, G., 2011. Sediment Yield as a Desertification Risk Indicator. Science of the Total Environment, 409: 1715-1725 (SCI: 2.91; Citations: 3).
  • Miralles,I., Cantón,Y., Solé-Benet,A. 2011. Two-dimensional porosity of crusted silty soils: Biological soil crusts: indicators of soil quality in semiarid rangelands? Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 75: 1289-1301.
  • Solé-Benet,A., Alvera,B., Puigdefábregas,J. 2011. Asociación entre actividad de la fauna y tubificación (piping) en condiciones climáticas y edáficas contrastadas. Cuadernos de Investigación Geográfica, 37(1): 79-98.
  • Rodríguez-Caballero, E., Canton, Y., Chamizo, S. Afana, A., Solé-Benet, A. 2012. Does microtopography induced by biological soil crusts affects runoff and soil erosion? Geomorphology (in press).

In review

  • Nadeu, E., Berhe, A.A., de Vente, J. and Boix-Fayos, C., 2011. Erosion, deposition and replacement of soil organic carbon in Mediterranean catchments: a geomorphological, isotopic and land use change approach. Biogeosciences Discussions, 8: 8351-8382 (doi:10.5194/bgd-8-8351-2011; Cited: -).
  • de Vente, J., Solé Benet, A., López, J., Schwilch, G., Bachmann, F., Liniger, H., Reed, M., and Boix-Fayos, C., In review. A participatory approach for selecting sustainable land and water management in Drylands. A case study from south-eastern Spain.
  • Nadeu, E., de Vente, J., Martínez-Mena, M., López-Bermúdez, F. and Boix-Fayos, C., In review. Soil organic carbon erosion: scale issues, factors and processes.
  • Vanmaercke, M., Maetens, W., Poesen, J., Jankauskasc, B., Jankauskiene, G., Verstraeten, G. and de Vente, J., in review. A regional comparison of hillslope erosion rates with catchment sediment yields for Europe.
  • Nainggolan, D., de Vente, J., Boix-Fayos, C., Termansen, M., Hubacek, K., Reed, M.S. In review. Afforestation, land abandonment and agricultural intensification: Competing trajectories in semi-arid Mediterranean agro-ecosystems.
  • Afana,A., Solé-Benet,A., Pérez, J.L. 2012. Laser Scanning technology in soil erosion: evaluation, monitoring and quantification.

Conferences

  • de Vente, J., Solé-Benet, A., Boix-Fayos, C., Nainggolan, D., 2009 On the physical- and socioeconomic aspects of land degradation in the Guadalentin basin (SE-Spain): Towards comprehensive understanding for effective remediation. European Geosciences Union, General Assembly, April 2009.
  • de Vente, J., Poesen, J., Verstraeten, G., Vanmaercke, M., 2009 Soil erosion, sediment delivery and sediment yield. ‘Why scale matters’ European Geosciences Union, General Assembly, April 2009.
  • Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., Verstraeten, G., de Vente, J., 2009 How reliable are catchment area – sediment yield relationships? European Geosciences Union, General Assembly, April 2009
  • Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., Verstraeten, G., de Vente, J. 2009 Spatial patterns of sediment yield in Europe. European Geosciences Union, General Assembly, April 2009
  • Verstraeten, G., Renwick, B., Poesen, J., de Vente, J., Vinogradova, N., Bazoffi, P., Lajczak, A., Radoane, M., Rey., F., 2009 The role of reservoirs in global sediment budgets. European Geosciences Union, General Assembly, April 2009.
  • Boix-Fayós, C., Martínez-Mena, M., de Vente, J., and Albaladejo, J., 2009b. Effect of land use changes on carbon losses induced by erosion in a Mediterranean catchment of Southeast Spain. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2009, Vienna, Austria, 20 – 24 April, Geophysical Research Abstracts 11.
  • Boix-Fayos, C., de Vente, J., Albaladejo, J., Nadeu, E., and Martínez-Mena, M., 2009c. Influence of land use changes on soil carbon stock and soil carbon erosion in a mediterranean catchment. International conference on desertification in memory of professor John B. Thornes (ICOD 2009). Murcia 16 – 18 September 2009.
  • Castillo, V., Boix-Fayos, C., de Vente, J., Martínez-Mena, M., Barberá, G.G. 2009. Effectiveness of Hydrological Forest Restoration Projects on soil erosion control in Mediterranean catchments. International conference on desertification in memory of professor John B. Thornes (ICOD 2009). Murcia 16 – 18 September 2009.
  • de Vente, J., Poesen, J., Verstraeten, G., Vanmaercke, M., 2009b Soil erosion, sediment delivery and sediment yield. ‘Why scale matters’. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2009, Vienna, Austria, 20 – 24 April, Geophysical Research Abstracts 11
  • de Vente, J., Solé-Benet, A., Boix-Fayos, C., and Nainggolan, D., 2009c. On the physical- and socioeconomic aspects of land degradation in the Guadalentin basin (SE-Spain): Towards comprehensive understanding for effective remediation. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2009, Vienna, Austria, 20 – 24 April, Geophysical Research Abstracts 11.
  • de Vente, J., Solé-Benet, A., Boix-Fayos, C., Nainggolan, D., Cammeraat, E., Romero Díaz, A. 2009d. Biophysical and socioeconomic aspects of land degradation in the Guadalentín: Towards understanding for effective soil and water conservation. International conference on desertification in memory of professor John B. Thornes (ICOD 2009). Murcia 16 – 18 September 2009.
  • Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., Verstraeten, G., de Vente, J., 2009. Spatial patterns of sediment yield in Europe. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2009, Vienna, Austria, 20 – 24 April, Geophysical Research Abstracts 11 (oral).
  • Boix-Fayos, C., de Vente, J., Albaladejo, J. and Martínez-Mena, M., 2009a. Soil carbon erosion and stock as affected by land use changes at the catchment scale in Mediterranean ecosystems. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 133(1-2): 75-85.
  • de Vente, J., Poesen, J., Govers, G. and Boix-Fayos, C., 2009a. The implications of data selection for regional erosion and sediment yield modelling. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 34(15): 1994-2007.
  • de Vente, J., Poesen, J., Vanmaercke, M., Verstraeten, G., 2011. Predicting soil erosion and sediment yield at the catchment scale: scale issues, modelling and understanding. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2011, Vienna, Austria, 3 – 7 April, Geophysical Research Abstracts 13: 13170 (invited oral)
  • de Vente, J., Solé-Benet, A., López, J., Boix-Fayos, C., 2011. Sustainable Land Management in SE-Spain: effective and feasible measures to reduce soil and water loss for agriculture. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2011, Vienna, Austria, 3 – 7 April, Geophysical Research Abstracts 13 (oral)
  • Nadeu, E., Berhe, A.A., de Vente, J., Boix-Fayos, C., 2011. Soil organic carbon replacement and deposition in a highly eroding Mediterranean catchment. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2011, Vienna, Austria, 3 – 7 April, Geophysical Research Abstracts 13 (oral)
  • Boix-Fayos, C., Nadeu, E., de Vente, J., Martínez-Mena, M., Almagro, M., López, J., Quiñonero, J.M., G. Barberá, G., Gómez Cerezo, R., Mosch, W., Sánchez Montoya, M.M. 2011. Interpreting enrichment ratios of organic carbon in sediments by considering different transport phases and spatial scales. International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter, Organic matter dynamics – from soils to oceans. Leuven 11-14 July 2011.
  • de Vente, J., Govers, G., Vanmaercke, M., Verstraeten, G., Poesen, J. 2011. Impacto local y regional de la degradación del suelo sobre los recursos de suelo y agua: importancia de la escala y modelos de predicción. In: Ortiz Silla, R., Sánchez Navarro, A. (Eds.) Control de la degradación y uso sostenible del suelo. V Simposio nacional sobre control de la degradación y uso sostenible del suelo, Murcia (27-30 June 2011.): 417-426pp. (invited oral)
  • Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., Maetens, W., de Vente, J., Verstraeten, G., 2011. The importance of Sediment Yield as a Desertification Indicator. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2011, Vienna, Austria, 3 – 7 April, Geophysical Research Abstracts 13 (poster)
  • Nadeu, E., Boix-Fayos, C., de Vente, J., Berhe, A., 2010. Soil organic carbon storage and stability in a highly eroding La Rogativa watershed, Spain. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco 13-17 Diciembre 2010 (poster)

Books/book chapters

  • Vanmaercke M., Poesen J. Verstraeten G., Maetens W., de Vente J., Ocakoglu F. 2010. Sediment yield in Europe: regional differences in scale dependence. In: Banasik K., Horowitz A., Owens P., Stone M., Walling D. (Eds.) Sediment dynamics for a changing Future (Proceedings of the ICCE symposium held at Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW, Poland 14–18 June 2010). IAHS Publ. 337, pp. 44-52.
  • Newsletters and Policy briefs
  • de Vente, J., Reed, M., Stringer, L., Newig, J., Abdellah, L., Atlhopheng, J., Fei, W., Geeson, N., Gentit, M., Kosmas, C., Engler, A., Omar, F., Prat, C., Solé, A., Schwilch, G., Tavares, J., Tolay, I., Valente, S., Van der Werff ten Bosch, MJ., Witsenburg, K., Zeiliguer, A., Zengin, M., 2011. Engaging with people affected by desertification: a guide for decision-makers. Policy brief presented at UNCCD COP 10, Changwon (Republic of Korea), 10-21 October 2011
  • de Vente, J., Solé Benet, A., López, J., Boix-Fayos, C., 2011. Newsletter Spain. DESIRE newsletter on monitoring results of SLM implementation in the Guadalentin, October 2011.
  • de Vente, J., Solé Benet, A., López, J., Boix-Fayos, C., 2011. Noticias del Campo 3. Noticias con resultados del seguimiento de las medidas de conservación de suelo y agua en el Guadalentín, Septiembre 2011.
 

 

Partner: Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

 
Conferences
  • Valente, S., Coelho (2008). Land degradation after forest fires – how to involve stakeholders? In: C. Coelho, J. Keizer, A. Ferreira, A-K. Boulet, D. Calado, M. Malvar, S. Prats, S. Valente (Org.). Abstract Book do Final COST 634 International Conference – On- and Off-site Environmental Impacts of Runoff and Erosion. Aveiro, University of Aveiro, 30 June till 4 July, p. 25 [Abstract Book and Oral Presentation].
  • Valente, S., Coelho, C., Moreira, J., Ferreira, A., Carreiras, M. (2008). Empirical and scientific knowledge – contribution to mitigate land degradation after forest fires. Phoenix Workshop - Fire effects and post-fire restoration: lessons learned from large fires. Hotel Alfa, Lisbon, 7-8 July [Oral presentation].
  • Valente, S., Soares, J., Coelho, C. (2010). Planeamento e Gestão Sustentável do Território: aplicação da metodologia WOCAT no concelho de Mação. Em: E. Figueiredo, E. Kastenholz, M.C. Eusébio, M.C. Gomes, M.J. Carneiro, P. Batista, S. Valente (Org.) IV Congresso de Estudos Rurais – Mundos Rurais em Portugal: Múltiplos Olhares, Múltiplos Futuros. Aveiro, University of Aveiro, 04-06 February, p. 133-134 [Abstract Book and Electronic Proceedings]
  • Coelho, C.O.A., Keizer, J.J. (2010). Fire effects on soil and water resources, and their mitigation. Workshop: Forest fires research - beyond burnt area statistics. May 26, 2010. Aveiro, Portugal.
  • Valente, S., Coelho, C., Ferreira, A., Moreira, J., Carreiras, M., Soares, J., Schwilch, G., Bachmann, F., Carvalho, T. (2010). Methodology for participatory SLM appraisal and selection – the Portuguese experience. International Conference on Combating Land Degradation in Agricultural Areas (LANDCON 1010). October 11-15, 2010. Xi’an, China.
  • Coelho, C., Valente, S., Ferreira, A., Soares, J., Carvalho, T., Ribeiro, C. (2010). Forest fires versus Desertification in Portugal. International Conference on Combating Land Degradation in Agricultural Areas (LANDCON 1010). October 11-15, 2010. Xi’an, China.
  • Esteves, T.C.J., Ferreira, A.J.D., Soares, J.A.A., Kirby, M.J., Shakesby, R.A., Irvine, B.J., Ferreira, C.S.S., Coelho, C.O.A., Carreiras, M.A. (2010). Using PESERA to manage desertification processes following wildfires in Góis and Mação, Portugal. International Conference on Combating Land Degradation in Agricultural Areas (LANDCON 1010). October 11-15, 2010. Xi’an, China.
  • Esteves, T.C.J., Ferreira, A.J.D., Soares, J.A.A., Kirby, M.J., Shakesby, R.A., Irvine, B.J., Ferreira, C.S.S., Coelho, C.O.A., Carreiras, M.A. (2010). Modelling runoff and erosion in a fire-prone environmental. International Conference on Combating Land Degradation in Agricultural Areas (LANDCON 1010). October 11-15, 2010. Xi’an, China.

Book chapter

  • Ferreira, A.J.D., Tavares, J., Baptista, I., Coelho, C.O.A., Reis, A., Varela, L., Bentub, J. (2010). Efficiency of overland and erosion mitigation techniques at Ribeira Seca, Santiago Island, Cape Verde. in Surface Runoff and Overland Flow. Hydrological Science and Engineering Book Series, Nova Science Publishers, New York (2010).
 

 

Partner: Research Institute for Hydrogeological Protection, CNR, Italy

 
  • BORSELLI  L., TORRI D. 2010. Soil roughness, slope and surface storage relationship for impervious areas. Journal of Hydrology 393 (2010) 389–400.doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2010.09.002
  • BORSELLI L., CASSI P.,SALVADOR SANCHIS P. (2009). Soil Erodibility Assessment for Applications at Watershed Scale.In “Manual of Methods for Soil and Land Evaluation”, Edoardo A.C. Costantini ed., Science Publisher Inc., 600 pages. ISBN 978-1-57808-571-2
  • Borselli, L. (in prep) A robust algorithm for estimating probable values of soil erodibility.
  • L.Borselli, P.Lollino, D.Bartolini, P.Salvador Sanchis, P.Cassi, G.Mitaritonna (in prep). PESERA-L: modeling the shallow landslides contribution to specific sediment yield (SSY) as extension of the PESERA soil erosion model. Catena, DESIRE special issue
 

 

Partner: Agricultural University of Athens, Greece

 
Conferences
  • Or. Kairis, Ch. Karavitis , Aik. Kounalaki , V. Fassouli, C. Kosmas (2011) The effect of overgrazing on soil erosion and land desertification in grazing land. the 6th ESSC International Congress in Thessaloniki, Greece (9-14 May, 2011)
  • Or. Kairis, Ch. Karavitis , Aik. Kounalaki , V. Fassouli, C. Kosmas (2011) The effect of land management practices on soil erosion and land desertification in olive groves. the 6th ESSC International Congress in Thessaloniki, Greece (9-14 May, 2011)

Papers

  • Christos A. Karavitis, Constantinos Kosmas, Branislav Todorovic, Vassilia Fassouli, Aikaterine Kounalaki, Orestis Kairis, Rudi Hessel and Coen Ritsema (in prep) An expert system towards assessing desertification risk using indicators. Environmental Management, DESIRE special issue
  • Kairis Or., Kosmas C., Karavitis Ch., Acikalin S., Alcalá M., Alfama P., Atlhopheng J., Barrera J., Belgacem A., Benet A., Brito J., Chaker M., Chanda R., Coelho C., Darkoh M., Diamantis I.,  Ermolaeva O., Fassouli V., Fei W., Feng J., Fernandez F., Ferreira A., Gokceoglu C., Gonzalez D., Gungor H., Juying J., Khatteli H., Khitrov N., Kounalaki A., Laouina A., Lollino P., Lopes M., Magole L., Medina L., Mendoza M., Morais P., Mulale K., Ocakoglu F., Ouessar M., Ovalle C.,  Perez C., Perkins J., Pliakas F., Polemio M., Pozo A., Prat C., Qinke Y., Ramos A., Ramos J., Riquelme J., Romanenkov V., Rui L., Santaloia F., Sebego R., Sghaier M., Silva N., Sizemskaya M., Soares J., Sonmez H., Taamallah H., Tezcan L., Torri D., Ungaro F., Valente S., Vente J, Zagal E., Zeiliguer A., Zhonging W., Ziogas A. (in prep). Defining land degradation  and desertification risk using simple indicators. Environmental Management, DESIRE special issue
  • Kosmas C.,  Kairis Or., Karavitis Ch., Acikalin S., Alcalá M., Alfama P., Atlhopheng J., Barrera J., Belgacem A., Benet A., Brito J., Chaker M., Chanda R., Coelho C., Darkoh M., Diamantis I.,  Ermolaeva O., Fassouli V., Fei W., Feng J., Fernandez F., Ferreira A., Gokceoglu C., Gonzalez D., Gungor H., Juying J., Khatteli H., Khitrov N., Kounalaki A., Laouina A., Lollino P., Lopes M., Magole L., Medina L., Mendoza M., Morais P., Mulale K.,  Ocakoglu F., Ouessar M., Ovalle C.,  Perez C., Perkins J., Pliakas F., Polemio M., Pozo A., Prat C., Qinke Y., Ramos A., Ramos J., Riquelme J., Romanenkov V., Rui L., Santaloia F., Sebego R., Sghaier M., Silva N., Sizemskaya M., Soares J., Sonmez H., Taamallah H., Tezcan L., Torri D., Ungaro F., Valente S., Vente J, Zagal E., Zeiliguer A., Zhonging W., Ziogas A. (in prep)  Connecting Indicators with land degradation and desertification. Environmental Management, DESIRE special issue
 

 

Partner: Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Turkey

 
  • Zengin, M., Tolay, I., Ocakoglu, F., Açikalin, S. and Kir, O., 2010. The fertility status of agricultural and pasture soil affected by wind erosion in Central Anatolia. Journal of Arid Environments. (under review)
 

 

Partner: University Mohammed V-Agdal, Morocco

 
Conferences
  • Nadia Machouri & Equipe marocaine DESIRE (2008). L'EROSION ET LA DEGRADATION DES TERRES DANS LES ESPACES FORESTIERS ET PERIFORESTIERS, ENTRE FRAGILITE NATURELLE ET ACTION ANTHROPIQUE, CAS DES SUBERAIES ATLANTIQUES. 1ère Rencontre Maroco-Canadienne sous thème : "Climat-Eau-Sol dans la région de Tadla-Azilal", organisée par la Faculté des Sciences et Techniques de Beni Mellal, ENFI et CNESTEN, Beni Mellal, Maroc, 27 - 28 juin 2008
  • Antari el Mostafa (2008) TYPOLOGIE DES CRUES ET FACTEURS DE GENESE DU RUISSELLEMENT DANS LES TERRES AGRICOLES, EXEMPLE DU MICRO-BASSIN VERSANT MATLAQ, dans la région de Rabat (Maroc) 1ère Rencontre Maroco-Canadienne sous thème : "Climat-Eau-Sol dans la région de Tadla-Azilal", organisée par la Faculté des Sciences et Techniques de Beni Mellal, ENFI et CNESTEN, Beni Mellal, Maroc, 27 - 28 juin 2008
  • Antari el Mostafa (2008) Soil loss and runoff measurement, under rainfall simulation, in the Matlaq Catchment (Rabat Region, Morocco). Final COST 634 International Conference: On- and Off-site Environmental Impacts of Rnoff and Erosion ; Aveiro, Portugal, 30 juin - 4 juillet 2008.
  • Nadia MACHOURI, Abdellah LAOUINA (2008) TRANSFORMATION DES MODES D’EXPLOITATION DE L’ESPACE, IMPACT ENVIRONNEMENTAL ET POSSIBILITES DE DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE PARTICIPATIF, Le cas d'une subéraie atlantique marocaine. Colloque International sous thème : "Terrains communs, regards croisés intégrer le social et l’environnement en histoire", organisé par : le Centre de Recherches Historiques, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. Paris, France, 11 au 13 septembre 2008.
  • Nadia Machouri & Equipe marocaine (2008) DESIRE LES SUBERAIES ATLANTIQUES MAROCAINES : PROBLEMATIQUE DE DEGRADATION ET POSSIBILITES DE DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE31ème Congrès de l’Union Géographique Internationale sous thème : "Construire ensemble nos territoires", organisé par  l’Union Géographique Internationale, Tunis, Tunisie, 12 - 15 août 2008
  • Abdellah LAOUINA (2008) THE EVALUATION OF WSC  TECHNIQUES, THE USE OF THE WOCAT TOOL BERNE, 20-25 OCTOBRE 2008, WOCAT INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL MEETING
  • Abdellah LAOUINA (2008) LUS, LD & SLM, SYSTEMES D’UTILISATION DES TERRES, PROCESSUS DE DEGRADATION ET STRATEGIES DE GESTION DURABLE, ENFI MEETING ON LAND DEGRADATION, 27 OCTOBER 2008
  • Antari, M., Laouina, A., Chaker, M., Nafaa, R., Van Dijck, S. & Ferreira, A. (2009) Runoff control in agricultural land, under Climate change, the case of the Sehoul commune, Rabat-Sale Region (Morocco). colloque Géoenvironnement JIGE5 Faculté des Sciences de Fès le 13-14 mai 2009
  • A. LAOUINA, R. NAFAA, M. ADERGHAL, J. AL KARKOURI  & M. CHAKER (2009) Successful strategies to combat land degradation in the Atlantic plateaus of Morocco,  Results of field studies and participatory approach. CONFERENCE ON LAND DEGRADATION IN DRY ENVIRONMENTS KUWAIT, 08- 14 March 2009
  • Nadia Machouri (2009) Contribution to the elaboration of a participative strategy of sustainable development in the Moroccan cork oak forest. EFIMED Annual International Progress Meeting and scientific seminar «Mediterranean forests in the context of integrated management of land resources: soil, water and fodder» Marrakech, April 29 to May 1, 2009
  • Maroccon DESIRE team (2009) The efforts for cork oak forest management and their effects on soil conservation, the Sehoul plateau, Rabat region, Morocco. EFIMED Annual International Progress Meeting and scientific seminar «Mediterranean forests in the context of integrated management of land resources: soil, water and fodder» Marrakech, April 29 to May 1, 2009
  • Nadia Machouri (2009) The Atlantic Moroccan cork oak forests and degradation phenomena, the case of forest Sehoul. 16th Meeting of Moroccan Geomorphologists Sub-theme « The Atlantic Morocco: Geomorphology, Environment and Development », organised by University Hassan II, Faculty of human Sciences, Ben M’sik, Casablanca, 23-24 April 2009
  • Nadia Machouri (2009) The Atlantic cork oak forests, problems of degradation and strategies of development. 16th Meeting of Moroccan Geomorphologists Sub-theme « The Atlantic Morocco: Geomorphology, Environment and Development », organised by University Hassan II, Faculty of human Sciences, Ben M’sik, Casablanca, 23-24 April 2009
  • Desire team (2009) Forms of soil and water conservation in the Atlantic Meseta of Morocco. 16th Meeting of Moroccan Geomorphologists Sub-theme « The Atlantic Morocco: Geomorphology, Environment and Development », organised by University Hassan II, Faculty of human Sciences, Ben M’sik, Casablanca, 23-24 April 2009
  • Nadia Machouri (2009) The Moroccan cork oak forests respond to climate change and anthropogenic activities. 14th International Symposium SIFEE, «Climate Change and Environmental Assessment» Niamey, Niger, 26-29 May 2009

Papers

  • MACHOURI N., LAOUINA A., CHAKER M., : The Atlantic Moroccan cork oak forests and degradation phenomena, the case of forest Sehoul l. Publication Journal of Geography in Morocco (RGM) (Publication underway)
  • LAOUINA A., NAFAA R., ADERGHAL M., ALKARKOURI J., MACHOURI N., : The techniques of water and soil conservation in the Atlantic plains of Morocco. Publication by the Journal of Geography in Morocco (Rev. Geogr. Maroc) (Publication underway)
  • Laouina, A. (2010) Conservation des eaux et des sols au Maroc, la prise en compte de la diversité géographique. Norois, 2010/1, n° 214, p85-99
  • LAOUINA A., NAFAA R., ADERGHAL M., ALKARKOURI J., MACHOURI N., Les techniques de conservation des eaux et sols dans les plaines atlantiques agricoles et pastorales. In press Actes de la 16ème rencontre des géomorphologues marocains «Le Maroc atlantique: Géomorphologie, environnement et développement». FLSH, Ben M’sik Rabat. Série colloques et séminaires.
  • Laouina, M. Aderghal, J. Al Karkouri, M. Antari, M. Chaker, Y. Laghazi, I. Machmachi,  N. Machouri, R. Nafaa, K. Naïmi, A. Nouira & M. Sfa (in press) The efforts for cork oak forest management and their effects on soil conservation, the Shoul plateau, Rabat region, Morocco Accepted, Forest system, 2010, 19 (2)
  • N. Machouri (2010) Élaboration d’une stratégie participative de développement durable pour les subéraies atlantiques marocaine et leurs espaces périforestiers, le cas des subéraies de sehoul et Benslimane. Actes du colloque international francophone d’Alexandrie (Egypte) «Eau, Déchets et Développement durable». p. 175-184
  • Abdellah Laouina, Mohammed Aderghal, Jamal Al Karkouri, Miloud Chaker, Issam Machmachi, Nadia Machouri, Mohammed Sfa. 2010. Utilisation des sols, ruissellement et dégradation des terres : le cas du secteur Sehoul, région atlantique (Maroc). Sécheresse 21 (4) : 309-16
  • Abdellah  Laouina, Miloud Chaker, Nadia Machouri, Jamal Alkarkouri, Mohammed Sfa (in prep) Gully control by Atriplex halimus plantation in the Sehoul commune, Morocco Catena, DESIRE special issue
 

 

Partner: Institut des Régions Arides, Tunisia

 
  • Ouessar, M. et al. Vulnerability of olive cropping to CC in southern Tunisia . Conference on CC and food security, Kenya : February 2010.
 

 

Partner: Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

 
Papers
  • WANG Fei, MU Xing-min, LI Rui and JIAO Ju-ying. 2008. Runoff and sediment change based on paired-years with similar precipitation in the Beiluo River. Journal of Water Resources and Water Engineering, VOL 19, No 6, P: 24-28 [linked to WBs 1, 2 and 4]
  • MO Li, WANG Yong, WANG Fei, MU Xing-min. 2007. Analysis of the Runoff Cost for Sediment Control by Soil and Water Conservation Measures in North China. BULLETIN OF SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION, VOL 27, No 6, P 90-94 [linked to WBs 1 and 2]
  • CONG Huai-jun, ZHANG Xing-chang, ZHANG Zhou-ping, JIAO Feng, WEN Zhong-ming. 2007. Spatio-Temporal Variance of Vegetation Index of Cropland to Forest and Grass in Loess Hilly Region. JOURNAL OF SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION, VOL 21. NO 4, P 81-84 [linked to WBs 1 and 2]
  • JIAO Feng, WEN Zhong-ming, WANG Yong, CHEN Yun-ming. 2007. Spatio-Temporal Variation of Soil Water Reservoir Capacity on Loess Hilly Region Using GIS Techniques. JOURNAL OF SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION, VOL 21, NO 3, P 128-132  [linked to WBs 2, 4 and 5.]
  • WANG Fei, MU Xing-min, LI Rui, JIAO Ju-ying. Change Characteristic of the Runoff and Sediment Under the Similar Precipitation Condition in the Beiluohe River. 2008. Journal of Water Resources And Water Engineering, Vol. 19, No. 6, page 36-40, ISSN 1672-643X, CN 61-1413/TV (published)
  • LU Xiang-hui, MU Xing-min, Vinay Nangia, SUI Yan-yan, YAO Yu-qing, WANG Fei, GAO Peng. Validation of the effect of DSSAT model on winter wheat under conservation tillage treatments in west Henan. Agricultural Research in the Arid Areas. 2010, (3): 64-70
  • WANG Qunxing, LI Rui, WANG Fei, MU Xing-min. Impact of Human Activities on the Runoff and Sediment Change of the Yan River Based on the Similar Precipitation Condition. Bulletin of Soil and Water Conservation. 2010, 20(3): 15-20
  • LI Jin-peng, WANG Fei, MU Xing-min, LI Rui, YANG Qin-ke. Impacts of Landuse Change on Ecosystem Services Value in the Yanhe River Basin. Research of Soil and Water Conservation, 2010, 17(3):110-114
  • Wang Fei, Li Rui, Yang Qinke, Jiao Juying.2009, Policy development of soil and water conservation in the Loess Plateau. SCIENCE OF SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION, Vol.7, No1, 103-107
  • ZHANG Jin-xin, MU Xing-min, WANG Fei, Peter R.hobbs, LIU Yu-lan. Technology and Policy Orientation of Conservation Agriculture Based on Soil Quality. Research of Soil and Water Conservation, 2009,16(1): 264-268
  • LIU Yu-lan, MU Xing-min ,WANG Fei ,LI Jin-peng ,WANG Jian. Research on Cropping System Regionalization of the Loess Plateau Region. Journal of Henan Agricultural Sciences, 2009, (4): 59-64
  • JIAO Feng, WEN Zhong-ming, CONG Huai-jun. Makeup of Soil Water Reservoir and Its Quantitative Analysis in the Loess Hilly Region——A Case Study of Ansai County,Shaanxi Province. Research of Soil and Water Conservation, 2009, (2)
  • WANG Fei, MU Xing-min, JIAO Ju-ying, LI Rui. Natural Runoff Stage Analysis Controlled by the Least Duration of Each Stage of the Yellow River. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 2009, (3): 34-37
  • WANG Fei , MU Xing-min ,JIAO Ju-ying, LI Rui. 2008, Impact of human activities on runoff and sediment change of Yanhe River based on the periods divided by sediment concentration. JOURNAL OF SEDIMENT RESEARCH, No4:8-13
  • YUE Man, CHANG Qing-rui, WANG Fei, HUO Ai-di. Research Progress in Soil Organic Carbon Storage. Chinese Journal of Soil Science, 2008, 39(5):1173 ~1178
  • LU Xiang-hui, SUI Yan-yan, WANG Fei, MU Xing-min. The conservation tillage technique and it's influences on farmland environment. AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH IN THE ARID AREAS. 2007, 25(3): 66-72
  • Wang Fei, Li Rui, Mu Xingmin, Yang Qinke (in prep)  Impact of Land Use and Cover Change (LUCC) on Runoff and Sediment Load of the Yan River, China. Catena, DESIRE special issue
  • Wang Fei, Zhang Jinxin, Gudrun SCHWILCH, Li Rui, Wen Zhongming (in prep) Desertification Control Options with Multi-stakeholders workshops in Ansai County, China.  Land Degradation and Development, DESIRE special issue
  • WANG Fei, LI Rui,MU Xingmin (in prep)  The evolution of policy for soil and water conservation in the Yellow River Basin, China.  Land Degradation and Development, DESIRE special issue

Conferences

  • Sustainable Land Management in the Highlands of Asia, Shangri-La Workshop 2009, 18-22 May, 2009, Northwest Yunnan, China (Two Presentations):  a The regional reforestation & its impact on runoff & sediment in Loess Plateau by Professor Rui Li; b DESIRE project  (Desertification mitigation and remediation of land--a global approach for local solutions) and its progress in the Loess Plateau by Fei Wang
  • Wang Fei, Li Rui, Gudrun Schwilch, Hanspeter Liniger. 2010. Selecting SLM Technologies Using Stakeholder Workshops in the Loess Plateau. International Conference on Combating Land Degradation in Agricultural Areas (LANDCON1010) Xi’an, China 
  • WANG Fei, MU Xingmin, LI Rui. 2008. Compliant Policy for Sustainable Water Resources Management in the Yellow River Basin, China. International conference of "Water for Future Generations", Yangling, China
  • Jinxin Zhang, Qingxin Liu, Xingmin Mu, Fei Wang, Qi Lu, Ping Meng, Faqi Wu, Haixia Wei. Configuration of Soil and Water Conservation Tillage Technology Based on Farming System Regionalization of the Loess Plateau. Proceedings of the International Conference on Combating Land Degradation in Agricultural Areas (LANDCON 1010). October 11 to 15, 2010:285-289
  • Wang Fei. 2010. Dryland farming and conservation tillage technologySouth-South Cooperation on Science and Technology to Address Climate Change Applicable Technology Manual. China Science and Technology Exchange Center (Edition 1). November 8, 2010, page 40 (two editions: in English, in Chinese) (http://www.cstec.org.cn)
 

 

Partner: Wageningen University, Netherlands

 
Conferences
  • Stoof, C.R. (2009). Fires, and their effects on soils and hydrology. Fire in Human Evolution, Human History, and Human Society. KNAW Academy Colloquium, Amsterdam (The Netherlands). 15-17 December 2009.
  • Stoof, C.R., Slingerland, E.C., Mol, W., Van den Berg, J., De Kort, A., Drooger, S., Wesseling, J.G., Ferreira, A.J.D., Ritsema, C.J. (2009). Wildfires vs. prescribed fires in north-central Portugal: impact on soil properties. 7th International Conference on Geomorphology, Melbourne (Australia), 6-11 July 2009.
  • Shakesby, R.A., Ferreira, C.S.S., Urbanek, E., Ferreira, A.J.D., Stoof, C.R., Walsh, R.P.D. (2009). Plot- to catchment-scale impacts of prescribed fire on soil erosion, central Portugal. 7th International Conference on Geomorphology, Melbourne (Australia), 6-11 July 2009.
  • Temme, A.J.A.M.; Buis, E.; Baartman, J.E.M.; Schoorl, J.M. (2009) Landscape evolution modeling – LAPSUS. In: Advances in studies on desertification, Murcia, Spain, September 16-18, 2009. - Murcia, Spain : Ediciones de la universidad de Murcia, 2009
  • Baartman, J.E.M.; Schoorl, J.M.; Veldkamp, A. (2009) Controls on Late Quaternary landscape development in the Upper Guadalentín Basin, Murcia, SE Spain. In: International conference on Desertification, Advances in studies on desertification, Murcia, Spain, 16 - 18 September, 2009. - Murcia, Spain : Ediciones de la universidad de Murcia, 2009
  • Baartman, J.E.M.; Schoorl, J.M.; Veldkamp, A.; Ritsema, C.J. (2009) Erosion in a landscape evolution context: LISEM and LAPSUS. In: International conference on Desertification, Advances in studies on desertification, Murcia, Spain, 16 - 18 September, 2009. - Murcia, Spain : Ediciones de la universidad de Murcia, 2009
  • Feras Youssef The International Symposium Agro Environ 2010”, to be held on May 19 to 22, 2010 in Cancún, Mexico. (Oral presentation in English). The abstract title is: Calibration of RWEQ in a Patchy Landscape; a First Step towards a Regional Scale Wind Erosion Model    
  • Feras Youssef International Soil Science Congress on Management of Natural Resources to Sustain Soil Health and Quality” to be held on May 26-28, 2010 in Samsun, Turkey.  (Oral presentation in English). The abstract title is: The Spatial Variation in Wind-Blown Sediment Transport in Small Scales in the Karapinar – Turkey
  • Feras Youssef. Oral presentation (in Turkish) in the dryness and desertification symposium in Konya – Turkey. The Turkish name of this symposium was “Ulusal Kuraklik ve Çöllesme Sempozyumu” which took place on June 16 to 18 in Konya / Turkey. The  title of the presentation (in Turkish)  was: “Olay Bazinda Yerel Olarak Elde Edilen Rüzgâr Erozyon Modeli Parametrelerinin Bölgesel Kullanilmasi ve Model Geçerliliginin Arastirilmasi”
  • Stoof, C.R. (2010). Forest fires and their effects. Seminar ‘Sao Martinho das Mulheres’ , Woman International Group Coimbra, Portugal. 21 Nov 2010.
  • Stoof, C.R. (2010). Earth, Water and Fire. Seminar of the Soil and Water Lab, Cornell University, Ithaca (NY), USA. 22 Oct 2010.
  • Stoof, C.R. (2010). Fire effects on soils and hydrology in a small Portuguese mountain catchment. Nederlands Aardkundig Congres (NAC) 10, Veldhoven, The Netherlands. 22-23 April 2010.
  • Stoof, C.R., Fernandes R.E.S., Stoorvogel, J.J., Esteves, T., Ferreira, C.S.S., Ferreira, A.J.D., Ritsema, C.J. (2010). What you see is not always what you get – above and belowground heating and impact of a catchment-scale experimental fire. In D. X. Viegas, (ed.) VI International Conference on Forest Fire Research, Coimbra, Portugal, 15-18 Nov 2010.
  • Shakesby, R., Ferreira, C., Walsh, R., Urbanek, E., Ferreira, A., Stoof, C. (2010). Temporal changes in sediment, organic matter and nutrient losses following an experimental fire in Atlantic-Mediterranean heath, central Portugal, In D. X. Viegas, (ed.) VI International Conference on Forest Fire Research, Coimbra, Portugal, 15-18 Nov 2010.
  • Shakesby, R.A., Ferreira, C.S.S., Walsh, R.P.D., Urbanek, E., Ferreira, A.J.D., Stoof, C.R. (2010). Soil degradational effects of prescribed fire, central Portugal. International Conference on Combating Land Degradation in Agricultural Areas (LANDCON 1010). Xi’na (Shaanxi), China, 11-15 Oct 2010.
  • Moore, D., Kostka, S., Boerth, T., McMillan, M., Ritsema, C., Dekker, L., Oostindie, K., Stoof, C., Wesseling, J. (2010) Impact of Soil Water Repellency on Hydrological Properties of Soil, the Plant Growing Environment, Irrigation Efficiency and Water Consumption. EGU General Assembly, Vienna (Austria), 2-7 May 2010.
  • Shakesby, R.A., Stoof, C.R., Ferreira, C.S.S., Walsh, R.P.D., Urbanek, E., A.J.D. Ferreira (2010). Monitoring post-fire erosion from plot- to catchment scale using a nested scale approach. EGU General Assembly, Vienna (Austria), 2-7 May 2010. 
  • Shakesby, R.A., Ferreira, C.S.S., Walsh, R.P.D., Ferreira, A.J.D., Urbanek, E., Stoof, C.R., (2010). Is timing of prescribed fire critical for limiting post-fire erosion? Lessons from Portugal. EGU General Assembly, Vienna (Austria), 2-7 May 2010.
  • Youssef, F.Visser, S., Karssenberg, D., Erpul, G. 2010. The Spatial Variation in Wind-Blown Sediment Transport in Small Scales in Karapinar – Turkey. International Soil Science Congress, Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Ondokuz Mayis University,55139 Samsun, TURKEY
  • Youssef, F. Visser,S. Karssenberg, D. Bruggeman, A.Erpul, G 2010. Calibration of RWEQ in a Patchy Landscape; a First Step towards a Regional Scale Wind Erosion Model. Third Conference on Desertification, 16 - 17 July 2010, Ghent, Belgium.
  • Baartman, J.E.M., Schoorl, J.M., Veldkamp, A., Ritsema, C.J. Erosion in a landscape evolution context: LISEM and LAPSUS – variation in temporal and spatial scales. Scaling & Governance Conference, 11-12 November 2010, Wageningen, NL
  • Baartman, J.E.M., Veldkamp, A., Schoorl, J.M., Wallinga, J., Cammeraat, L.H. Unravelling Late Pleistocene and Holocene landscape dynamics: The Upper Guadalentín Basin, SE Spain. EGU 2010, 3-7 May 2010, Vienna, Austria
  • Baartman, J.E.M., Veldkamp, A., Schoorl, J.M., Wallinga, J., Cammeraat, L.H. Reconstructing Late Pleistocene and Holocene landscape evolution in SE Spain: internal River dynamics versus regional drivers and natural versus human induced erosion. FLAG 2010, 6-10 Sept. 2010, Portugal
  • Baartman, J.E.M., Van Gorp, W., Temme, A.J.A.M., Schoorl, J.M. Modelling sediment dynamics due to hillslope-river interactions: incorporating fluvial behaviour in LEM LAPSUS.  EGU 2011, 4-8 April 2011, Vienna, Austria (oral presentation)
  • F. Youssef. Strategies for Measuring Wind Erosion for regional scale modeling”. EGU 2012,22-27 April 2012, Vienna, Austria (oral presentation)

Newspapers

  • Science Daily (2009). ‘Experimental fire provides knowledge over damage after forest fires.’ www.sciencedaily.com, 26 Feb 2009.Cathelijne Stoof

Theses

  • Stoof, C. 2011. Fire effects on soil and hydrology,182 p., ISBN 978-90-8585-915-4. PhD Thesis Wageningen University; will be available from 06.06.2012: http://edepot.wur.nl/169616.
  • Baartman, J.E.M. 2012. Mind the gap: modeling event-based and millennial-scale landscape dynamics. PhD thesis Wageningen University

Papers

  • Temme, A.J.A.M.; Baartman, J.E.M.; Schoorl, J.M. (2009) Can uncertain landscape evolution models discriminate between landscape responses to stable and changing future climate? A millennial-scale test. Global and Planetary Change 69 (1-2), 48 - 58.
  • Stoof, C.R., De Kort, A., Bishop, T.F.A., Moore, D., Wesseling, J.G., Ritsema, C.J. (2010). How rock fragments and soil moisture affect soil temperatures during fire. Soil Science Society of America Journal (accepted).
  • Stoof, C.R., Wesseling, J.G., Ritsema, C.J. (2010). Effects of fire and ash on soil water retention. Geoderma 159 (3-4), p. 276-285.
  • Moore, D., Kostka, S.J., Boerth, T.J., Franklin, M., Ritsema, C.J., Dekker, L.W., Oostindie, K., Stoof, C.R., Wesseling, J. (2010), The effect of soil surfactants on soil hydrological behavior, the plant growth environment, irrigation efficiency and water conservation. J Hydrol. Hydromech 58 (3), p 142-148.
  • Baartman, J.E.M., Jetten, V.G., Ritsema, C.J., submitted. Effects of spatial upscaling and rainfall variability on erosion patterns for a semi-arid Mediterranean catchment using openLISEM. Submitted to Hydrological Processes.
  • Fleskens, L.; Graaff, J. de (2010). Conserving natural resources in olive orchards on sloping land: Alternative goal programming approaches towards effective design of cross-compliance and agri-environmental measures. Agricultural Systems 103 (8). - p. 521 – 534
  • Graaff, J. de; Kessler, C.A.; Olsen, P. (2010) Farm-level adoption of soil and water conservation measures and policy implications in Europe. Land Use Policy 27 (1). - p. 1 - 3.
  • Graaff, J. de; Duarte, F.; Fleskens, L.; Figueiredo, T. de (2010) The future of olive groves on sloping land and ex-ante assessment of cross compliance for erosion control. Land Use Policy 27 (1). - p. 33 - 41.
  • Jones, N., de Graaff, J., Rodrigo, I., Duarte, F., 2011. Historical review of land use changes in Portugal (before and after EU integration in 1986) and their implications for land degradation and conservation, with a focus on Centro and Alentejo regions.  Applied Geography 31, 1036-1048.
  • Stoof, C.R.; Moore, D.; Ritsema, C.J.; Dekker, L.W. (2011) Natural and fire-induced soil water repellency in a Portugese Shrubland, Soil Science Society of America Journal 75 (6). - p. 2283 - 2295.
  • Baartman, J.E.M., Veldkamp, A., Jetten, V.G., Temme, A.J.A.M., Schoorl, J.M. in prep. Exploring the role of rainfall variability and exterme events in long-term landscape evolution. In preparation for Catena.
  • Baartman, J.E.M., Temme, A.J.A.M., Schoorl, J.M., Braakhekke, M.H.A., Veldkamp, A., submitted. Did tillage erosion play a role in millennial scale landscape development? – an evaluation in SE Spain using a landscape evolution model.  Submitted to Earth Surface Processes and Landforms.
  • Baartman, J.E.M., Van Gorp, W., Temme, A.J.A.M., Schoorl, J.M., Accepted. Simulating sediment dynamics due to hillslope – river interactions at the catchment scale and on annual timescales using a landscape evolution model. Accepted for publication in Earth Surface Processes and Landforms.
  • Baartman, J.E.M., Jetten, V.G., Ritsema, C.J., De Vente, J. In press. Exploring effects of rainfall intensity and duration on soil erosion at the catchment scale using openLISEM – Prado catchment, SE Spain. Hydrological Processes (in press).
  • Baartman, J.E.M., Veldkamp, A., Schoorl, J.M., Wallinga, J., Cammeraat, L.H., 2011. Unravelling Late Pleistocene and Holocene landscape dynamics: The Upper Guadalentín Basin, SE Spain. Geomorphology 125, 172 – 185.
  • F. Youssef, S. M Visser, D. Karssenberg, E. Slingerland, L. Stroosnijder, Feras Ziadat. Strategies for Measuring Wind Erosion at the Regional Scale. Earth surface processes and land forms journal (submitted)
  • F. Youssef, S. M Visser, D. Karssenberg, A. Bruggeman, G. Erpul (2012)Calibration of RWEQ in a patchy landscape; a first step towards a regional scale wind erosion model.. Aeolian Research 3: 467-476.
  • F. Youssef, S.M. Visser , D. Karssenberg, G. Erpul, W. M. Cornelis, D. Gabriels, A.  Poortinga.The effect of vegetation pattern wind-blown mass transport on a regional scale: A wind tunnel experiment. Geomorphology Journal (accepted).
  • E. Argaman, Zeiliguer, S .D. Keesstra. Monitoring Lake surface Albedo as indicator of impact assessment of climate pattern & hydrological system changes at its watershed. Accepted - Land Degradation & Development
  • E.Argaman, W. Beet, J. Croes, S. D. Keesstra, S. Verzandvoort, A. Zeiliguer.    Detecting crop yield reduction due to irrigation-induced soil salinization in South-West Russia. In preparation. Catena, DESIRE special issue.
  • L.Stroosnijder, . Moore, A. Alharbi, E. Argaman, B. Temesgen & E. Van der Elsen. Improving water use efficiency in drylands. In preparation
  • N. Jones, J. de Graaff, F. Duarte, I. Rodrigo, A. Poortinga (in prep) Farming systems in two less favoured areas in Portugal:  their development over the last two decades and their contribution to sustainable land management Land Degradation and Development, DESIRE special issue
 

 

Partner: Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

 
Conferences
  • Diamantis V., Giougis I., Kallioras A., Pliakas F., Diamantis I., USE OF SALINE WATERS FOR THE RECLAMATION OF SALT-AFFECTED SOILS, 11th Conference of Hellenic Hydrotechnical Association (HHA), Volos - Greece, May 2009.

Papers

  • I. GKIOUGKIS, A. PECHTELIDIS, V. DIAMANTIS, I. DAFNIS, A. KALLIORAS, F. PLIAKAS, I. DIAMANTIS (in prep). ASSESSMENT OF SOIL SALINIZATION AT THE EASTERN NESTOS RIVER DELTA, N.E. GREECE Catena, DESIRE special issue
 

 

Partner: BothEnds & CARI

 
Dissemination products
  • Sept 2011: Achieving the UNCCD 10 Year Plan Strategic Objective 2 “to improve the condition of affected ecosystems”: lessons from the DESIRE project.
  • Sept 2011: September 20, 2011 - UN General Assembly - New York - Statement by Patrice Burger - CARI - France and DRYNET / Resad / RADDO / GTD / DESIRE networks and WEDO.
  • Oct 2011: Engaging with people affected by desertification: a guide for decision-makers.
  • Oct 2011: Briefing Note: Putting knowledge into action: Managing knowledge to combat desertification.
  • Oct 2011: The idea of Sustainable Development, and what it means for achieving zero net-growth in degradation.
  • Foreseen for February 2012: desertification, land degradation and rehabilitation in drylands: what relations with migrations? 
  • Foreseen for February 2012: Improving soils to feed the world: on food security and desertification
  • Foreseen for February 2012: Upscaling Sustainable Land Management through upscaling the DESIRE methodology.

Site-specific policy briefs:

  • China (English): “Three ways to reduce soil erosion”
  • Botswana (English): “Land users and public institutions switching to BIOGAS”
  • Cape Verde (French): “Le croisement entre le savoir-faire des paysans et la connaissance scientifique contre la désertification.”
  • Chile (English): “Fighting against soil erosion and improving the sustainability of Mediterranean rainfed agriculture”
  • Mexico (French): “Population, sciences et politiques publiques”
  • Tunisia (French): “Une stratégie doublement gagnante pour les éleveurs et pour le territoire : La mise en repos des terres de parcours dans les zones arides de Tunisie”
  • Turkey Eskisehir (English and Turkish): “Wooden fences protect against soil erosion”
  • Turkey Karapinar (English and Turkish): “Stubble Farming Increases Yield in Wheat Cropping in Central Anatolia”
  • Portugal (English):  “Results from DESIRE project: A global initiative to combat desertification”
  • Morocco:  “Gestion durable des espaces fragiles: Quels apports de la recherche scientifique à la décision publique? ”
  • Greece: A policy brief is planed which could target the national focal point in order to present the interest of the national research for the Greek combat against the desertification
 

 

Partner: ISRIC – World Soil Information, Netherlands

 
  • Godert van Lynden, ISRIC. Introducing the 3 collaborative projects  LADA+WOCAT+DESIRE - A side- event was organised jointly with the LADA and WOCAT initiatives, entitled ‘Assessing Land Degradation and Sustainable  Land Management’ Morocco

Papers

  • G. van Lynden, S.Mantel, S.Verzandvoort (in prep) Mapping degradation and conservation in 16 study sites of the DESIRE Project Environmental Management, DESIRE special issue
  • S. Mantel, G.W.J. van Lynden, Christos A. Karavitis, Constantinos Kosmas, Rudi Hessel (in prep) Drivers of desertification and their impact Environmental Management, DESIRE special issue
 

 

Partner: Escola Superior Agrária de Coimbra, Portugal

 
Papers
  • FERREIRA AJD, SILVA JS, COELHO COA, BOULET AK e KEIZER JJ (2009). The Portuguese experience in managing fire effects. Fire Effects on soils and restoration strategies Cerdà A and Robichaud P (eds), Land Reconstruction and Management, vol. 5., Science Publishers, 401 – 424.
  • FERREIRA AJD, COELHO COA, RITSEMA CJ, BOULET AK E KEISER JJ (2008) Soil and water degradation processes in burned areas: lessons learned from a nested approach. CATENA, 74,3, 273-285.
  • Esteves TCJ, Kirkby MJ, Shakesby RA, Ferreira, AJD, Soares, JAA, Irvine BJ, Ferreira CSS, Coelho, COA, Bento, CPM, Carreiras, MA (2012) Mitigating land degradation caused by wildfire: application of the PESERA model to fire-affected sites in central Portugal. Geoderma (in press).
  • Ferreira AJD, Prata-Alegre S, Coelho COA, Ferreira CSS, Bento C, Shakesby RA, Stoof C, Ritsema CJ (in prep) Overview of SWC techniques to mitigate soil degradation following wildfires. Catena, DESIRE special issue
  • Ferreira AJD, Gonzales-Pelayo O, Rubio JL, Coelho COA, Ferreira CSS, Esteves T, Carreira M, Bento C, Valente S, Palheiro P, Ritsema CJ (in prep) Comparative analysis of policies to deal with wildfire risk Land Degradation and Development, DESIRE special

Conferences

  • FERREIRA AJD, COELHO COA, SHAKESBY RA, BOULET AK, ALEGRE SP, STOOF C E KEIZER JJ (2008) Connectivity and thresholds in water and sediment transport in burned areas, Portugal. Final Cost 634 Conference, Aveiro 30th June – 4th July 2008, p. 66.
  • FERREIRA AJD, BAPTISTA I, TAVARES J, CARREIRAS M, COELHO COA, REIS A, SPENCER J, MENDES JC, GOMES I e RITSEMA CJ (2008) Definição de estratégias de combate à degradação dos solos e à desertificação em Portugal e em Cabo Verde no âmbito do projecto DESIRE. Workshop Internacional sobre Clima e Recursos Naturais nos países de língua portuguesa: Parcerias na Área do Clima e Ambiente. Cabo Verde, Ilha do Sal, 02 a 07 de Março de 2008.
  • FERREIRA AJD (2007) Spatial and temporal patterns of solute loss following wildfires in central Portugal. Workshop Estratégias e respostas para minimizar o efeito do impacte dos fogos florestais na quantidade e na qualidade da água. LNEC, 12 de Dezembro de 2007.
  • PRATS SA, AMARAL LP, COELHO COA, FERREIRA AJD, PINHEIRO A, BARRAGÁN F e BOULET AK (2008). Mitigation techniques and strategies to reduce soil and water degradation immediately after forest fires. Final Cost 634 Conference, Aveiro 30th June – 4th July 2008, p106.
  • PRATS SA, PINHEIRO A, AMARAL L, BOULET AK, COELHO COA, FERREIRA AJD (2008) Comparison of different techniques of soil and water conservation after the fires based on a literature review. Final Cost 634 Conference, Aveiro 30th June – 4th July 2008, p116.
  • STOOF CR, FERREIRA AJD, FERREIRA C E SHAKESBY RA (2008) Explaining post-fire hydrology and erosion: the value of a nested-scale approach in quantifying the effect of controlled fire. Final Cost 634 Conference, Aveiro 30th June – 4th July 2008, p. 110
  • FERREIRA AJD (2009) El impacto de los incendios forestales sobre los procesos de degradación del suelo y agua. Implicaciones para mejorar la gestión del paisaje. Foro Luis Vives, Valência, 2 de Abril de 2009.
  • FERREIRA CSS, SHAKESBY RA, WALSH RPD, FERREIRA AJD, GONZÁLEZ-PELAYO O, URBANEK E, RUBIO JL (2009) Fire impact on soil hydrological properties and soil erosion: the effects of geology, fire type and severity. International Conference on Ecohydrology and Climat Change, Tomar (Portugal), 10-12 Setembro.
  • FERREIRA CSS; SHAKESBY RA; WALSH RPD; FERREIRA AJD; URBANEK E (2009) Assessment of soil erosion after wildfire at hillslope and small-plot scales, central Portugal. 2nd International Seminar on Small Catchments, Palma de Maiorca (Espanha), 6 - 8 Maio.
  • FERREIRA CSS; SHAKESBY RA; WALSH RPD; FERREIRA AJD; URBANEK E (2009) Impacte dos incêndios na erosão e perda de nutrientes dos solos: Caso de estudo de Camelo. Encontro Anual da Sociedade Portuguesa da Ciência do Solo, Faro (Portugal), 8-10 Julho.
  • GONZÁLEZ-PELAYO O; FERREIRA CSS; FERREIRA AJD; ANDREU V; RUBIO JL (2009) Impacte do fogo controlado nas propriedades hidrológicas dos solos calcáricos– Estudo experimental de Podentes Encontro Anual da Sociedade Portuguesa da Ciência do Solo, Faro (Portugal), 8-10 Julho
  • SHAKESBY RA, FERREIRA CSS, WALSH RPD, FERREIRA AJD, STOOF C, URBANEK E (2009) Prescribed fire impacts on soil erosion, central Portugal. International Geomorphology Conference, Melburn (Australia), 6-11 Julho.
  • SHAKESBY RA, FERREIRA AJD, FERREIRA CSS, STOOF CR , URBANEK E, AND  WALSH RPD (2009). Significant or negligible sediment and nutrient losses after fire? Pre- and post-fire comparisons. European Geosciences Union, General Assembly, Viena (Austria), 19 - 24 Abril.
  • WALSH RPD, FERREIRA CSS, LEIGHTON-BOYCE G, URBANEK E, SHAKESBY RA, FERREIRA AJD, STOOF C & DOERR S (2009) Hydrophobicity, overland flow and erosion: Influences of local spatial variability, vertical route ways and switching dynamics. European Geosciences Union, GeneralL Assembly, Viena (AUSTRIA), 19 – 24 April.
  • WALSH RPD, FERREIRA CSS, URBANEK E, SHAKESBY RA, DOERR SH, FERREIRA AJD, LEIGHTON-BOYCE G, STOOF CR (2009) Timescales and three-dimensional nature of switching between hydrophobic and hydrophilic states in stony Portuguese soils. International Geomorphology Conference, Melburn (Australia), 6-11 Julho.
  • Esteves T, Ferreira, A, Soares J, Kirkby M, Shakesby R, Irvine B, Ferreira CS, Coelho C, Carreiras M (2011) Using PESERA to manage desertification processes following wildfires in Góis and Mação, Portugal. FESP III, International Meeting of Fire Effects on Soil Properties, 15-19 March 2011, Guimarães. Portugal.
  • Ferreira, AJD, Shakesby, RA, Coelho, C, Ferreira, CS, Bento, C, Esteves, T, Carreiras, M (2011) The impact of fire on the spatial and temporal distribution of hydrologic and geomorphologic processes at slope and catchment scales. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 13, #13583.
  • Ferreira, A.J.D., Ferreira, C.S.S., Coelho, C.O.A., Walsh, R.P.D., Shakesby, R.A. (2012)  Overland flow generation processes in sub-humid Mediterranean forest stands. Geophysical Research Abstracts 14, EGU2012-13524.
  • Esteves, T.C.J., Kirkby, M.J., Shakesby, R.A., Ferreira, A.J.D., Soares, J.A.A., Ferreira, C.S.S., Coelho, C.O.A., Bento, C.P.M. and Carreiras, M.A. (2012) PESERA model application in the Portuguese study areas: Góis and Mação. Geophysical Research Abstracts 14, EGU2012-13545.
  • Bento, C.P.M., Shakesby, R.A., Walsh, R.P.D., Ferreira, C.S.S., Ferreira, A.J.D. and Urbanek, E. (2012)  Testing the effectiveness of pine needlecast in reducing post-fire soil erosion using complementary experimental approaches. Geophysical Research Abstracts 14, EGU2012-12510.
  • Ferreira, A.J.D., Prats-Alegre, S., Coelho, C.O.A., Ferreira, C.S.S.,Bento, C., Shakesby, R.A., Stoof, C.R. and Ritsema, C.J. (2012) Overview of SWC techniques to mitigate soil degradation following wildfires. Geophysical Research Abstracts 14, EGU2012-13418.

Book chapters

  • FERREIRA AJD, TAVARES J, BAPTISTA I, COELHO COA, REIS A, VARELA L & BENTUB J (2010) Efficiency of overland and erosion mitigation techniques at Ribeira Seca, Santiago Island, Cape Verde. in Surface Runoff and Overland Flow. Hydrological Science and Engineering Book Séries, Nova Science Publishers, New York (in Press).
 

 

Partner: University of Botswana, Botswana

 
Papers
  • Perkins, J., Reed, M., Akanyang, L., Atlhopheng, J., Chanda, R., Magole, L., Mphnyane, W., Mulale, K., Sebego, R.J., Fleskens, L.Irvine, B. & Kirby, M. (2011) Making land management more sustainable: experience implementing a new methodological framework in Botswana. Land Degradation & Development. Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibray.com) DOI: 10.1002/ldr.1142. 15p.

Fact Sheets & Posters

  • Chanda, R., Atlhopheng, J.R., Mulale, K.,  van der Werff ten Bosch, M. J., Witsenburg, K., Reed, M. & Geeson, N. (2011) Land users and public institutions switching to BIOGAS, Remediating and mitigating land degradation in the Boteti area of Botswana: Challenges and opportunities.. Available in both English and vernacular (Setswana).
  • Atlhopheng, J. and Chanda, R. (2011) Improving communication between researchers and the media. Fact Sheet 5.
  • Magole, L. and Atlhopheng, J. (2011) Final local Stakeholder Workshop, Boteti Site, Botswana. October, 2011 poster.
  • Chanda, R., Akanyang, L., Atlhopheng, J., Magole, L., Mphinyane, W., Mulale, K., & Perkins, J. (2011) Pre-empting energy-related deforestation in Boteti through biogas production & use. October 2011 poster.

Draft Journal Manuscripts

  • R Chanda, MBK Darkoh, EM Segosebe, L. Magole, JR Atlhopheng, K. Mulale P. Ruthenberg and RJ Sebego (2011) Indigenous Technical Knowledge Asset Base, Livelihood Security and Sustainable Rangeland Management in a Flood-Pulsed and Climate Variable Basin – The Case of Mopipi and Mokoboxane Villages in Boteti, Botswana.
  • Mulale, K., Chanda, R. Sebego, R.J., Atlhopheng, J.R.  Mphinyane, W. Perkins, J.S.
  • Magole, L. (2011) An assessment of the performance of formal institutions in promoting sustainable land management in Boteti, Botswana.
  • Sebego, R. J., Atlhopheng, J.R., Mulale, K., Mphinyane, W. (2011) Land use dynamics and implications on land degradation in the Boteti area: Botswana.
  • W. Mphinyane, L. Akanyang, K. Mulale, F. van Deventer, L. Mangole, J. Perkins, R. Sebego J. Atlhopheng, R. Chanda (2011) Firewood availability and consumption rates around Mopipi Village in Central District of Botswana.
  • Julius Atlhopheng, Lapologang Magole, Gudrun Schwilch, Mark Reed, Kutlwano Mulale, Reuben Sebego, Raban Chanda, Nicky Geeson, Patrice Burger, Marie Jose van de Werff ten Bosch, S.Verzandvoort (in prep) Successes and challenges of replicating participatory approaches to SLM in different contexts around the world – lessons from the DESIRE project experience Environmental Management, DESIRE special issue
  • R. J. Sebego, J.R. Atlhopheng, K. Mulale, & W. Mphinyane (in prep) Land use dynamics and implications on land degradation in the Boteti area: Botswana Catena, DESIRE special issue
  • J. Atlhopheng and L. Magole, University of Botswana (in prep) Adapting to water shortage through rainwater harvesting – the case of semi-arid Boteti, Botswana. Land Degradation and Development, DESIRE special issue
  • Mulale K, R. Chanda, R. Sebego, J. Atlhopheng, W. Mphinyane, J. Perkins and L. Magole (in prep)  An Assessment of the Performance of Formal Institutions in Promoting Sustainable Land Management in Boteti, Botswana. Land Degradation and Development, DESIRE special issue
 

 

Partner: International Institute for Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), Netherlands

 
Papers
  • Shruthi Rajesh, Victor Jetten, Norman Kerle, Abdellah Laouina Dhruba Shrestha. (submitted). Object-based gully feature extraction using high resolution imagery. Geomorphology
  • V.Jetten, D.Shrestha, G.Schwilch, DESIRE study sites (in prep) Testing soil and water conservation methods in 16 countries, do best practices exist? Environmental Management, DESIRE special issue
  • Rajesh B.V. Shruthi, Victor Jetten, Norman Kerle, Abdellah Laouina, Dhruba Pikha Shrestha (in prep) Gully dynamics and factors: A study using remote sensing and knowledge based analysis. Catena, DESIRE special issue
  • Jetten, V., Schwilch, G. , Hessel R, C.Kosmas, G. van Lynden (in prep) Desertification assessment, processes and mitigation ; lessons from the DESIRE project. Catena, DESIRE special issue
 

 

Partner: Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), France

 
Theses
  • González Terrazas, D. I., 2008. Análisis multicriterio para la priorización de subcuencas y municipios para la aplicación de las políticas de conservación y aprovechamiento de los recursos naturales en la cuenca del lago de Cuitzeo. Maestria en Geografía (manejo integrado del paisaje) Thesis, UNAM, Morelia, Mexico, 113 pp
  • Susperregui, A.-S., 2008. Caractérisation hydrosédimentaire des retenues de Cointzio (Michoácan, Mexique) comme indicateur du fonctionnement érosif du bassin versant. (Hydrosedimentary characterization of the Cointzio and the Umécuaro (Michoacán, Mexico) as indicator of the watershed erosive functioning). Ph-D Thesis, Univ. Joseph Fournier-Grenoble 1, Grenoble, France

Reports

  • Velázquez-Durán, R., F. García-Oliva, M. Nava-Mendoza, S. Covadela, C. Prat et J. F. Gallardo, 2007. Efecto de la degradación de los bosques sobre la captura de C y la disponibilidad de nutrientes del suelo en la cuenca de Cuitzeo, Michoacán.
  • Susperregui, A.-S., N. Gratiot, M. Esteves, C. Duwig et C. Prat, 2007. El funcionamiento hidro-sedimentario de la presa de Cointzio. In: Simposio Acciones y resultados para el desarrollo sostenible de la cuenca del lago de Cuitzeo, Michoacán, Morelia, Mich. Mexico, Oct. 2007.
  • Sánchez Morales, D. V., 2008. Características hidrófisicas de Andosoles y Acrisoles y su funcionamiento en dos cuencas del Estado de Michoacán. Maestria en Ciencias en Geología Ambiental Thesis, UNAM, Inst. de Geología, México, México

Conferences

  • Covaleda, S., J. F. Gallardo, F. Garcia-Oliva, C. Prat, M. Bravo et H. Kirchmann, 2007. Carbon distribution in soil particle-size fractions along an altitudinal gradient in the transmexican volcanic belt. In: International Symposium on Organic Matter Dynamics in Agro-Ecosystems (Ed.: INRA, U. P.s), Poitier, France, 16-19/07/2007.
  • Alexandre, J.-L., C. Prat et I. Touzard, 2007. 1997 Estudio socioeconómico de las comunidades campesinas de la Reunion y del Pedregal (Mun. Huiramba). In: Simposio Acciones y resultados para el desarrollo sostenible de la cuenca del lago de Cuitzeo, Michoacán (Ed., Morelia, Mich. Mexico, Oct. 2007.
  • Prat, C., L. Medina Orozco et M. Bravo Espinosa, 2007. Impacto de lluvias sobre suelos de tipo Andosoles “polvillo” cultivados bajo tratamientos agronómicos diferentes en la cuenca alta de Cointzio. In: Simposio Acciones y resultados para el desarrollo sostenible de la cuenca del lago de Cuitzeo, Michoacán, Morelia, Mich. Mexico, Oct. 2007.
  • Prat, C., A. Márquez et M. Esteves, 2007. Estudio batimétrico de la presa de Cointzio y de Umécuaro. In: Simposio Acciones y resultados para el desarrollo sostenible de la cuenca del lago de Cuitzeo, Michoacán, Morelia, Mich. Mexico, Oct. 2007.
  • Prat, C. et D. Gruffat, 2007. ¿Como evolucionaron las comunidades de La Reunión y del Pedregal (Mun. Huiramba) durante la última década (1997-2007 )? In: Simposio Acciones y resultados para el desarrollo sostenible de la cuenca del lago de Cuitzeo, Michoacán, Morelia, Mich. Mexico, Oct. 2007.
  • Medina Orozco, L., M. Bravo Espinosa et C. Prat, 2007. Impacto de lluvias fuertemente erosivas sobre suelos arcillosos “charanda” (Acrisol) cultivado bajo cuatro tratamientos agronómicos diferentes. In: Simposio Acciones y resultados para el desarrollo sostenible de la cuenca del lago de Cuitzeo, Michoacán (Ed., Morelia, Mich. Mexico, Oct. 2007.
  • Gruffat, D. et C. Prat, 2007. 2007 Estudio socioeconómico de las comunidades campesinas de la Reunion y del Pedregal (Mun. Huiramba). In: Simposio Acciones y resultados para el desarrollo sostenible de la cuenca del lago de Cuitzeo, Michoacán (Ed., Morelia, Mich. Mexico, Oct. 2007.
  • Covaleda, S., J. F. Gallardo, F. Garcia-Oliva, C. Prat, M. Bravo et H. Kirchmann, 2007. Carbon distribution in soil particle-size fractions along an altitudinal gradient in the transmexican volcanic belt. In: O solo, a paisagem e o uso da terra (Ed.: solo, S. P. d. C. d.s), UTAD, Vila Real, Portugal, 4-6/07/07.
  • Susperregui, A.-S., N. Gratiot, M. Esteves, C. Duwig et C. Prat, 2008. The highly turbid tropical Cointzio reservoir (Michoacan, Mexico). Part I. The main hydro-sedimentary features. In: 11th IASWS symposium Australia, Feb 2008.
  • Susperregui, A.-S., N. Gratiot, M. Esteves, C. Duwig et C. Prat, 2008. The highly turbid tropical Cointzio reservoir (Michoacan, Mexico). Part II : Sedimentation at various timescale. In: 11th IASWS symposium, Australia, Feb 2008.
  • Sánchez Morales, D. V., L. Flores Delgadillo, C. Prat, E. Solleiro Rebolledo et S. Sedov, 2008. Génesis y grado de desarrollo de dos suelos en las cuencas de Atécuaro y río Grande, Michoacán, México. In: 1er congreso sobre la evolución geológica y ecológica del Noroeste de México (Ed., Hermosillo, Sonora, México, 21-23/04/08.pp. 7-15.
  • Susperregui, A.-S., N. Gratiot, M. Esteves, C. Duwig et C. Prat, 2007. Remplissage des reservoirs tropicaux à forte sedimentation. Exemple du lac de Cointzio, Michoacan, Mexique. In: 11ème congrès français de sédimentologie, Caen, France.
  • Ramos Ramirez, A. G., A. F. Gómez Tagle Rojas, A. Cabrera González, C. Prat, A. Hernández Jiménez, P. Lobbit, L. E. Medina Orozco et M. Alcalá de Jesús, 2009. Relación entre el tiempo de cambio de uso del suelo y su nivel de degradación en la subcuenca de Cointzio, Michoacán. In: 1er Foro académico del posgrado en ciencias biológicas y agropecuarias (Ed.: UMSNHs), Uruapán, Michoacán, México, 4-6/11/09.
  • Alcalá De Jesús, M., J. C. González Cortés et C. Prat, 2010. Secuencia altitudinal de suelos con riesgo de degradación en la Cuenca de Cointzio, Michoacán. In: VII Coloquio internacional multidisciplinario (Ed.: UMSNHs), UMSNH, Huétamo, Mich, México, 30/11-3/12/2010. Poster and abstracts
  • Alvarado-Villanueva Reyna, Ortega-Murillo MarÍa del Rosario, Salles Natache, Némery Julien, Gratiot Nicolas y Hernández-Morales Rubén. 2010. Distribución horizontal del fitoplanctón durante la época estival en la presa de Cointzio, Michoacán, México. V Congreso Nacional de Limnología, Morelia, Michoacán, México, 24-26/11/10. Poster
  • Alvarado-Villanueva Reyna, Muñoz-Gaytan Arcadio Antonio, Ortega-Murillo María del Rosario, Némery Julien, Gratiot Nicolas, Salles Natache y Hernández-Morales Rubén. 2010. Distribución vertical del zooplanctón durante la época de lluvias en la presa de Cointzio, Michoacán, México. V Congreso Nacional de Limnología, Morelia, Michoacán, México, 24-26/11/10. Oral présentation.
  • Ortega-Murillo María del Rosario, Alvarado-Villanueva Reyna, Salles Natache, Némery Julien, Gratiot Nicolas, Muñoz- Gaytan A. Antonio y Hernández-Morales Rubén. 2010. Riqueza específica del fitoplanctón vivo en la presa de Cointzio, Michoacán, México. V Congreso Nacional de Limnología, Morelia, Michoacán, México, 24-26/11/10. Poster.
  • Cansino-Navarrete N., Hernández-Morales R., Ortega-Murillo M.R. y Alvarado-Villanueva R. 2010. Calidad del agua en la presa de Cointzio, Michoacán, México. V Congreso Nacional de Limnología, Morelia, Michoacán, México, 24-26/11/10. Poster.
  • Catherine Mathuriau, Susana Herrejón y Julien Nemery. 2010. Diagnóstico de la calidad de los ecosistemas acuáticos de la cuenca de Cointzio. V Congreso Nacional de Limnología, Morelia, Michoacán, México, 24-26/11/10. Oral présentation.
  • Duvert, C., Gratiot, N., Némery, J., Burgos, A., Navratil, O. 2011. Variabilidad sub-diaria del flujo de sedimentos suspendeidos en pequenas cuencas de Montana-implicancias para el monitoreo comunitario de cuencas. 2nd Congreso Nacional de Manejo de Cuencas Hidrograficas. 18-20May 2011. Tabasco. Mexico. Oral presentation.
  • Gratiot, N., Legout, C., Navratil, O., Némery, J., Prat, C., Duvert, C., Grangeon, T., Nord, G., Belleudy, P., Esteves, M. 2010. Monitoring sediment dynamics in mountainous subcatchments. Particles in Europe PIE2010, november 2010, Villefranche, France. Oral presentation.
  • Gratiot, N., Navratil, O., Duvert, C., Anguiano Valencia, J.R., Lara Ledesma, B., Némery, J., Prat, C., Legout, C., Belleudy, P., Esteves, M. Monitoring of Suspended Sediment erosion and transport across mountains: what could be considered as a realistic measuring network? 11th International Symposium on River Sedimentation. South Africa, Sept. 2010.11pp. conference proceedings.
  • Gratiot, N., Evrard, O., Duvert, C., Navratil, O., Némery, J., Legout, I. Lefèvre, S. Ayrault, C. Prat, J. Poulenard, P. Bonté, M., Anguiano-Valencia, R., Mendoza, M.E., Carlon-Allende, T., Esteves, M., 2011.
  • Gratiot, N., Duvert, C., Nord, G., Navratil, O., Nadal-Romero, E., Mathys, N., Némery, J., Regüés, D., Gallart, F., Garcia-Ruiz J.M., Esteves, M. 2011. Towards prediction of suspended sediment yield
  • from peak discharge. Int. workshop on Water and soils conservation, Grenoble, 11 oct 2011.
  • Gratiot, N., Evrard, O., Duvert, C., Navratil, O., Némery, J., Legout, I. Lefèvre, S. Ayrault, C. Prat, J. Poulenard, P. Bonté, M., Anguiano-Valencia, R., Mendoza, M.E., Carlon-Allende, T., Esteves, M., 2011. Hydrosedimentary connectivity and fingerprinting. Int. workshop on Water and soils conservation, Grenoble, 11 oct 2011.
  • Evrard O., Navratil, O., J. Némery, C. Legout, Gratiot, N., C. Duvert, I. Lefèvre, S. Ayrault, C. Prat, J. Poulenard, P. Bonté, M. Esteves. 2011. Combining River Monitoring And Sediment Fingerprinting To Quantify Spatial And Temporal Dynamics Of Fine Sediment In Mountainous Catchments Of The French Alps And The Mexican Central Highlands. IUGG, 28 June-7 July, 2011. Melbourne, Australia.
  • Evrard, O., Némery, J., Gratiot, N., Duvert, C., Lefèvre, I;, Ayrault, S., Esteves, M. and Bonté, P. Estimation of sediment residence times in subtropical highland catchments of central Mexico combining river gauging and fallout radionuclides. EGU conference, Vienna, Austria (April, 2010).
  • Duvert, C. Gratiot, N., Némery, Prat, C., Anguiano, R., Collet, L., Esteves, M. 2009. Interpreting the suspended sediment dynamics in a mesoscale river basin of Central Mexico using a nested watershed approach. AGU fall meeting, 14-18 Dec. San Francisco.
  • Duvert, C., Gratiot, N., Némery, J., Burgos, A., Navratil, O. 2011. Variabilidad sub-diaria del flujo de sedimentos suspendeidos en pequenas cuencas de Montana-implicancias para el monitoreo comunitario de cuencas. 2nd Congreso Nacional de Manejo de Cuencas Hidrograficas. 18-20May 2011. Tabasco. Mexico. Oral presentation.
  • Gratiot, N., Legout, C., Navratil, O., Némery, J., Prat, C., Duvert, C., Grangeon, T., Nord, G., Belleudy, P., Esteves, M. 2010. Monitoring sediment dynamics in mountainous subcatchments. Particles in Europe PIE2010, november 2010, Villefranche, France. Oral presentation.
  • Gratiot, N., Navratil, O., Duvert, C., Anguiano Valencia, J.R., Lara Ledesma, B., Némery, J., Prat, C., Legout, C., Belleudy, P., Esteves, M. Monitoring of Suspended Sediment erosion and transport across mountains: what could be considered as a realistic measuring network? 11th International Symposium on River Sedimentation. South Africa, Sept. 2010.11pp. conference proceedings.
  • Gratiot, N., Duvert, C., Nord, G., Navratil, O., Nadal-Romero, E., Mathys, N., Némery, J., Regüés, D., Gallart, F., Garcia-Ruiz J.M., Esteves, M. 2011. Towards prediction of suspended sediment yield
  • from peak discharge. Int. workshop on Water and soils conservation, Grenoble, 11 oct 2011.
  • Gratiot, N., Evrard, O., Duvert, C., Navratil, O., Némery, J., Legout, I. Lefèvre, S. Ayrault, C. Prat, J. Poulenard, P. Bonté, M., Anguiano-Valencia, R., Mendoza, M.E., Carlon-Allende, T., Esteves, M., 2011. Hydrosedimentary connectivity and fingerprinting. Int. workshop on Water and soils conservation, Grenoble, 11 oct 2011.
  • Evrard O., Navratil, O., J. Némery, C. Legout, Gratiot, N., C. Duvert, I. Lefèvre, S. Ayrault, C. Prat, J. Poulenard, P. Bonté, M. Esteves. 2011. Combining River Monitoring And Sediment Fingerprinting To Quantify Spatial And Temporal Dynamics Of Fine Sediment In Mountainous Catchments Of The French Alps And The Mexican Central Highlands. IUGG, 28 June-7 July, 2011. Melbourne, Australia.
  • Evrard, O., Némery, J., Gratiot, N., Duvert, C., Lefèvre, I;, Ayrault, S., Esteves, M. and Bonté, P. Estimation of sediment residence times in subtropical highland catchments of central Mexico combining river gauging and fallout radionuclides. EGU conference, Vienna, Austria (April, 2010).
  • Duvert, C. Gratiot, N., Némery, Prat, C., Anguiano, R., Collet, L., Esteves, M. 2009. Interpreting the suspended sediment dynamics in a mesoscale river basin of Central Mexico using a nested watershed approach. AGU fall meeting, 14-18 Dec. San Francisco.

Publication of peer-reviewed research papers

  • Susperregui, A.-S., N. Gratiot, M. Esteves, C. Duwig et C. Prat, 2008 (Accepted). The highly turbid tropical Cointzio reservoir (Michoacan, Mexico): a hydro-sedimentary preliminary view. Lakes and Reservoirs. Research and management.
  • Evrard, O., J. Némery, N. Gratiot, C. Duvert, S. Ayrault, I. Lefèvre, J. Poulenard, C. Prat, P. Bonté et M. Esteves, 2010. Sediment dynamics during the rainy season in tropical highland catchments of central Mexico using fallout radionuclides. Geomorphology, Vol. 124 (1-2) : 42-54
  • Duvert, C., N. Gratiot, O. Evrard, O. Navratil, J. Némery, C. Prat et M. Esteves, 2010. Drivers of erosion and suspended sediment transport in three headwater catchments of the Mexican Central Highlands. Geomorphology, Vol 123 (3-4): 243-256.
  • Duvert, C., Gratiot, N., Anguiano-Valencia, R., Némery, J., Mendoza, M.E., Carlon-Allende, T., Prat, C., Esteves, M.,  2011. Baseflow controls on hydrosedimentary connectivity across scales: insights from a nested catchment study in the mountains of Central Mexico. Catena, 87, 129-140.
  • Duvert, C., Gratiot, N., Némery, J., Burgos, A., Navratil, O., 2011. Sub-daily variability of suspended sediment fluxes in small mountainous catchments-Implications for community-based river monitoring. HESS. 15,703-713.
  • Gratiot, N., Duvert, C., Collet, L., Vinson, D., Némery, J., Saenz-Romero, C., 2010. Increase in surface runoff in the central mountains of Mexico: lessons from the past and predictive scenario for the next century. HESS (14) 2, 291-300.

In review:

  • Lopez-Granados, E., Gratiot, N., Mendoza, M.E., González, D.I.,  Arnaud, F., Magand, O., Prat, C., Esteves, M. Analysing some relationships between land cover, land use change and hydrological processes at watershed level: A multitemporal study in the Cointzio watershed, Mexico. Submitted to Water Resources Management.
  • Erna Lopez-Granados, Manuel E. Mendoza, Daniel I. González. Linking geomorphologic knowledge, RS and GIS techniques for analysing land cover and land use change: a multitemporal study in the Cointzio watershed, Mexico. Submitted to: Investigaciones Geográficas, Boletín del Instituito de Geografía de la UNAM.
  • Duvert, C., Nord, G., Gratiot, N., Navratil, O., Nadal-Romero, E., Mathys, N., Némery, J., Regues, D., Garcia-Ruiz, J.M., Gallart, F., Esteves, M. Towards prediction of suspended sediment yield from peak discharge in small erodible mountainous catchments (0.45-22km2) of France, Mexico and Spain. Submitted to journal of hydrology.
  • Evrard, O., Poulenard, J., Némery, J., Ayrault, S., Gratiot, N., Duvert, C., Prat, C., Lefèbre, I., Bonté, P. and Esteves, M. Tracing sediment sources in a tropical highland catchment of central Mexico by using conventional and alternative fingerprinting methods. Submitted to hydrological processes.
  • Erna M. López Granados, Ph.D.; Nicolas Gratiot, Ph.D; Manuel E. Mendoza, Ph.D.;Daniel I. González, M.Sc.; F Arnaud, Ph.D.; O Magand, Ph.D.; Christian Prat, Ph.D.; Michel Esteves Ph.D. Analysing some relationships between land cover, land use change and hydrological processes at watershed level: A multitemporal study in the Cointzio watershed, Mexico. Water Resources Management (2010 in review)

In preparation

  • Prat, C., Ríos Patrón, E., Ávila García, P., Tripp Rivera, M. (in prep) Legislation and urban-environmental policies in the Cointzio watershed, Mich., Mexico.  Land Degradation & Development, DESIRE special Issue
  • Bustos Burgos, P., Prat, C., Rios Patrón, E. Participative workshops in a land degradation control program in rural communities in Cointzio basin (Michoacán, México): a key for success? Land Degradation & Development, DESIRE special Issue
  • M.E. Mendoza1*, Erna López Granados2, Adriana Ramos3, Lenin Medina3, Daniel I. González1, María Alcalá3, Christian Prat4 Land cover land use change and soil degradation at watershed level: A case study in Cointzio watershed. Catena, DESIRE special issue

Book chapters:

  • Prat C. and A. Martínez Palacios Accepted. Land reclamation by agave forestry with native species. In: Where the land is greener. WOCAT-FAO. 4 p.
  • Prat C., A. Martínez Palacios and E. Ríos Patrón. Accepted. Participative actions for economic benefits of agave forestry. In: Where the land is greener. WOCAT-FAO. 4pp
 

 

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Dissemination
  • DESIRE Project Harmonised Information System. http://www.desire-his.eu Editors: Jane Brandt and Nichola Geeson.
  • DESIRE Manual of Communication and Dissemination. Guidance for organisation of community work, writing dissemination products, and dissemination activities. Draft 4a, September 2009. Editor: Nichola Geeson. Contributors include: Nichola Geeson (MEDES), Mark Reed (Univ. Aberdeen), Despina Psarra (Univ. Leeds), Marie José van der Werff ten Bosch  (BothEnds), Gudrun Schwhilch (CDE), Maude Gentit (CARI), Jane Brandt (MEDES), Felicitas Bachmann (CDE)  http://www.desire-his.eu/en/download-documents/cat_view/90-work-block-6-facilitating-dissemination 
  • Manual of communication and dissemination  (2011, generic) (Edited by N. Geeson, M. Reed)  http://www.desire-his.eu/en/booklets-a-factsheets/794-manual-of-communication-and-dissemination
  • Brief: Achieving the UNCCD 10 year plan strategic objective 2 (M. Reed, G. Schwilch, P. Burger, M.J. van der Werff den Bosch, S. Verzandvoort, N. Geeson)  http://www.desire-his.eu/en/global-level/601-desire-and-the-unccd-10-year-strategic-plan
  • Brief: The idea of sustainable development and what it means for zero net-growth in degradation (N. Geeson, M. Reed, K. Witsenburg)   http://www.desire-his.eu/en/global-level/617-desire-and-zero-growth
  • Brief: Putting knowledge into action (M. Reed et al., including N. Geeson)  http://www.desire-his.eu/en/global-level/615-putting-knowledge-into-action
  • Brief: Engaging with people affected by desertification: a guide for decision-makers (J. de Vente et al., including N. Geeson) http://www.desire-his.eu/en/global-level/616-engaging-with-people-affected-by-desertification
  • DESIRE Info-brief 1 (2010): Tackling salinization of soils in arid and semi-arid regions (N. Geeson)  http://www.desire-his.eu/en/booklets-a-factsheets/450-desire-info-briefs
  • DESIRE Info-brief 2 (2010) Sustainable land management enhances our living soils, circulated for World Day to combat desertification, June 17 2010. (S. Verzandvoort and N. Geeson)  http://www.desire-his.eu/en/booklets-a-factsheets/471-info-brief-2-sustainable-land-management-enhances-our-soils
  • DESIRE Info-brief 3/DESIRE Newsletter 3 (2010) Scientists and stakeholders learn to listen to one another (Compiler N. Geeson)  http://www.desire-his.eu/en/booklets-a-factsheets/797-info-brief-3-scientists-a-stakeholders-learn-to-listen-to-one-another
  • DESIRE Info-brief 4/DESIRE Newsletter 4 (2010) Progress with monitoring field experiments (Compiler N. Geeson)  http://www.desire-his.eu/en/booklets-a-factsheets/798-info-brief-4-progress-with-monitoring
  • DESIRE Info-brief 5/DESIRE Newsletter 5 (2011) DESIRE celebrates the hard work and enthusiasm of the PhD students (Compiler N. Geeson)  http://www.desire-his.eu/en/booklets-a-factsheets/799-info-brief-5-desire-phd-students-1
  • DESIRE Info-brief 6/DESIRE Newsletter 6 (2011) More about the work of PhD students in the DESIRE Project. (Compiler N. Geeson)  http://www.desire-his.eu/en/booklets-a-factsheets/800-info-brief-6-desire-phd-students-2
  • DESIRE Info-brief 7. (2011) Focus on Chile and Mexico. (Compiler N. Geeson)  http://www.desire-his.eu/en/booklets-a-factsheets/801-info-brief-7-focus-on-chile-and-mexico
  • DESIRE Info-brief 8. (2011) Using land for the benefit of all. (G. Schwilch, F. Bachmann, N. Geeson)  http://www.desire-his.eu/en/booklets-a-factsheets/793-info-brief-8-using-land-for-the-benefit-of-all
  • DESIRE Info-brief 9. (2011) Harnessing the benefits of today’s communication media: lessons on sharing research messages from the DESIRE Project (Editor: N. Geeson)  http://www.desire-his.eu/en/booklets-a-factsheets/804-info-brief-9-harnessing-communication-media
  • DESIRE Info-brief 10 (2012) Water solutions in drylands (Editor: N. Geeson)  http://www.desire-his.eu/en/booklets-a-factsheets/812-info-brief-10-water-solutions-in-drylands
  • DESIRE Info-brief 11 (2012) Greener solutions from the DESIRE Project (G. Schwilch and S. Verzandvoort, layout by N. Geeson) http://www.desire-his.eu/en/booklets-a-factsheets/813-info-brief-11-greeneer-solutions-from-the-desire-project
  • DESIRE Info-brief 12 (2012) Stakeholder participation (Compiled by N. Geeson) ****
  • DESIRE Factsheet 1 (2011). When researchers talk with local stakeholders, it is a win-win strategy for science and livelihoods (N. Geeson, M. Gentit, M.J. Van der Werff ten Bosch)  http://www.desire-his.eu/en/booklets-a-factsheets/788-factsheet-1-science-and-livelihoods
  • DESIRE Factsheet 2 (2011). Discussions between researchers and policy makers can make all the difference.(N. Geeson, M. Gentit, M.J. Van der Werff ten Bosch)  http://www.desire-his.eu/en/booklets-a-factsheets/789-factsheet-2-researchers-and-policy-makers
  • DESIRE Factsheet 3 (2011). Land-users, your views are essential for desertification research ! (N. Geeson, M. Gentit, M.J. Van der Werff ten Bosch)  http://www.desire-his.eu/en/booklets-a-factsheets/790-land-users-views-are-essential
  • DESIRE Factsheet 4 (2011) Morocco: encouraging sustainable management of fragile and degraded ecosystems  (by A. Laouina, C. Miloud, N. Machouri; layout and editing by N. Geeson)  http://www.desire-his.eu/en/booklets-a-factsheets/791-factsheet-4-encouraging-sustainable-management
  • DESIRE Factsheet 5 (2011) Botswana: improving communication between researchers and the media (by J. Atlhopheng, R. Chanda; layout and editing by N. Geeson)  http://www.desire-his.eu/en/booklets-a-factsheets/792-factsheet-5-improving-communication
  • DESIRE Factsheet 6 (2011) Press release for Desertification Day. Let’s plant more trees in drylands, - DESIRE shows how forests help to avoid desertification (N. Geeson)  http://www.desire-his.eu/en/booklets-a-factsheets/803-factsheet-6-forests-in-drylands
  • 2 leaflets, for local people and researchers, about Turkish study site exchange visit, 2011 (by F. Ocakoglu; layout and editing by N. Geeson) http://www.desire-his.eu/en/local-stakeholder-level/600-exchange-visits-between-farmers-from-turkish-study-sites
  • Chanda, R., Atlhopheng, J.R., Mulale, K.,  van der Werff ten Bosch, M. J., Witsenburg, K., Reed, M. & Geeson, N. (2011) Land users and public institutions switching to BIOGAS, Remediating and mitigating land degradation in the Boteti area of Botswana: Challenges and opportunities.. Available in both English and vernacular (Setswana).
  • Press release for 17 June, Desertification Day 2009. Our DESIRE to help save the world (N. Geeson)
  • Press release for 17 June, Desertification Day, 2010: “New research uses deserts to protect global food supplies” with contribution from partners 25, 1,3,16,19
  • Article about DESIRE in UNCCD News 3.3, May-June 2011 (T. Nater, C. Ritsema, N. Geeson) The object of DESIRE: Tackling desertification “the right way”  http://crosslake.biz/unccdnews/issue3,3/

Conferences

  • N. Geeson, J. Brandt, presentation on “Communicating DESIRE science to policy makers and other stakeholders”, 2010. DESIRE demo-session. DESURVEY/IFAD Conference  28-29 September 2010, Rome, Italy.
  • N. Geeson, E. van den Elsen, J. Brandt, G. Quaranta, R. Salvia (2011) Using internet technology to inform researchers, policy makers and other stakeholders about sustainable land management in drylands: experience from a large interdisciplinary and international project. Abstract for EGU Conference 2012

Papers

  • Reed MS, Fazey I, Stringer LC, Raymond CM, Akhtar-Schuster M, Begni G, Bigas H, Brehm S, Briggs J, Chanda R, Davies J, Diez E, Essahli W, Geeson N, Hartmann I, Holden J, Ioris I, Kruger B, Laureano P, Phillipson J, Prell C, Quinn CH, Reeves AD, Seely M, Thomas R, van der Werff Ten Bosch MJ, Vergunst P, Wagner L (2011) Knowledge management for land degradation monitoring and assessment: an analysis of contemporary thinking.  Land Degradation and Development. DOI: 10.1002/ldr.1124
  • Reed MS1, Buenemann, M2, Atlhopheng J3, Akhtar-Schuster M4, Bachmann F5, Bastin G6, Bigas H7, Chanda R3, Dougill AJ8, Essahli W9, Fleskens L8, Geeson N10, Hessel R11, Holden J12, Ioris A13, Kruger B14, Liniger HP5, Mphinyane W3, Nainggolan D8, Perkins J3, Raymond CM15, Ritsema C11, Schwilch G5, Sebego R3, Seely M15, Stringer LC8, Thomas R7, Twomlow S16, Verzandvoort S11. (2011) Cross-scale monitoring and assessment of land degradation and sustainable land management: a methodological framework for knowledge management.  Land degradation and development. DOI: 10.1002/ldr.1087
  • Reed MS, Podesta G, Fazey I, Beharry NC, Geeson N, Hessel R, Hubacek K, Letson D, Nainggolan D, Prell C, Psarra D, Rickenbach MG, Ritsema C, Schwilch G, Stringer LC, Thomas AD. (in press) Combining theoretical frameworks to assess livelihood vulnerability to climate change: a literature review. Ecological Economics.
  • R. Hessel, C.Ritsema, M.Reed, G.van Lynden, C.Karavitis, G.Schwilch, V.Jetten, N.Geeson, E. van den Elsen, S.Verzandvoort (in prep) From framework to action: The DESIRE approach to combat desertification. Environmental Management, DESIRE Special issue
  • N. Geeson, J. Brandt, G. Quaranta, R. Salvia (in prep) Designing a public web-based information system to illustrate and disseminate the development and results of the DESIRE Project to combat desertification, Environmental Management, DESIRE special issue
 

 

Partner: Moscow State University of Environmental Engineering, Russia

 
Conferences
  • Presentation of DESIRE project at MSUEE Scientific Council, February 2008. Presentation of DESIRE project poster at EQWATEC-2008 exhibition, 2-6 June 2008, Moscow, Russia.
  • Organizing of oral contributions, presentations and special session on DESIRE project issues in the frame of International conference of Land and Water System Degradation, 15-16 April 2009, Moscow, Russia.
  • Participation and contribution to the All Russia National Meeting on the Irrigation Method (14-15 June 2009, Marks Town, Saratov Region, Russia)
  • Participation with 3 contributions to the International Research Meeting on the Environmental Engineering (15-17 April, Moscow, Russia).
  • One paper on Drip Irrigation Results at both study sites is published at Conference Proceedings (in Russian).
  • One contribution on results of the DESIRE project is accepted for XIX Soil Science World Conference Meeting (2-6 August 2010, Brisbane, Australia)
  • Gave a presentation at XXIX Congress of Soil Science (Brisbane, Australia, 1-6 August 2010)  plus 2 posters showing results of research in the DESIRE project.
  • Presented the results of the DESIRE project at two internal research conference (Moscow, 22-24 April, 2010 and Novocherkassk, 25-26 September, 2010). 

Dissemination

  • Preparation of an popular article for local newsletters about results of the use of drip irrigation at backyard
 

 

Partner: Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (INIA), Chile

 
Publications
  • Martínez, I. G., Christian Prat, Carlos Ovalle, Alejandro del Pozo, Neal Stolpe, Erick Zagal. 2011 Subsoiling improves conservation tillage in cereal production of severely degraded Alfisols under Mediterranean climate. DOI 10.1016/geoderma,2012.03.025. ISI
  • Espinoza, S., Ovalle, C.,  del Pozo, A., Zagal, E., Urquiaga, S. 2011. Biological Fixation of N2 in Mono and Polyspecific Legume Pasture in the Humid Mediterranean Zone of Chile. Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research. 71(4):132-139. ISI.
  • Espinoza, S., Ovalle, C.,  del Pozo, A., Zagal, E., Matus, I., Tay, J., and Peoples, M.  2011. Contribution of the nitrogen fixed by grain legumes to the productivity of wheat in two contrasting Mediterranean environments of central Chile. Field Crop Research. 10.1016/j.fcr.2012.03.006
  • Ingrid Martínez, Carlos Ovalle, Alejandro del Pozo, Hamil Uribe, Natalia Valderrama, Christian Prat, Marco Sandoval, Fernando Fernandez and Erick Zagal. 2011. Conservation tillage, soil water content  and grain cereal yield in compacted Alfisols of the Mediterranean climate region of central Chile. Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research. Vol. (4). 71(1):615-622. ISI.
  • Ingrid Martínez, Carlos Ovalle, Marco Sandoval, Erick Zagal. Effects of conservation and conventional tillage systems on soil physical and biological properties in compacted Alfisols. In redaction
  • Ingrid Martínez, Carlos Ovalle, Fernando Fernandez. Establishment of Agroforestry system with conservation techniques under dryland conditions. In redaction

Congress

  • Nidia Brunel, Ingrid Martínez, Oscar Seguel, Carlos Ovalle, Edmundo Acevedo. 2011. Efecto del sistema de labranza sobre el rendimiento de Triticum aestivum y las propiedades físicas del suelo, cultivado en un Alfisol del secano interior de Chile. 62º Congreso Agronómico. 26-28 octubre. Iquique, Chile. 
  • Ingrid Martínez G., Carlos Ovalle, Fernando Fernández, Teresa Aravena. 2011. Establecimiento de especies de uso agroforestal en suelos degradados bajo técnicas conservacionistas en clima mediterráneo. Simposio de la Ciencia del Suelo. 11 y 12 de julio. Santiago, Chile.
  • Ingrid Martínez, Christian Prat, Carlos Ovalle, Erick Zagal, Neal Stolpe,  Hamil Uribe, Alejandro del Pozo. 2010. Evaluación de sistemas de labranza conservacionista para  la mitigación de la erosión hídrica en un suelo Alfisol de clima Mediterráneo. 16º Congreso de la Organización Internacional de Conservación de Suelo (ISCO). Pg. 40-48. Nov 08-12, Santiago, Chile. 
  • Hamil Uribe, Ingrid Martínez, Carlos Ovalle, Christian Prat, Natalia Valderrama, Marco Sandoval, Fernando Fernández, Erick Zagal. 2010. Efecto de prácticas conservacionistas y sistema convencional en el contenido de humedad en el perfil del suelo en condiciones de clima mediterráneo. 16º Congreso de la Organización Internacional de Conservación de Suelo (ISCO). Pg. 61-62. 08-12 Nov. Santiago, Chile. 
  • Ingrid Martínez, Carlos Ruiz, Carlos Ovalle, Felipe Infante. 2010. Rol de género en la conservación de suelos y desarrollo rural en el secano interior de Chile. 16º Congreso de la Organización Internacional de Conservación de Suelo (ISCO). Pg. 138-139. 08-12 Nov. Santiago, Chile. 
  • Ingrid Martínez, Carlos Ovalle, Alejandro del Pozo, Hamil Uribe, Natalia Valderrama, Christian Prat, Marco Sandoval, Erick Zagal, Fernando Fernández. 2010. Conservation tillage, soil water content and grain yield in an oat-wheat rotation in Alfisols of the Mediterranean climatic region of Central Chile. Conference on Combating Land Degradation in Agricultural Areas (LANDCON). 11-15 Oct. Xi’an, China.
  • Ingrid Martínez, Christian Prat, Carlos Ovalle, Erick Zagal, Neal Stolpe, Alejandro Del Pozo, Hamil Uribe. 2010. Mitigation of water erosion and its effect in no tillage systems in Mediterranean climatic zone of central Chile. Conference on Combating Land Degradation in Agricultural Areas (LANDCON). 11-15 Oct. Xi’an, China.
  • Ruiz C., Ovalle C., Martínez I y Van Hulst F. 2010. Adopción de prácticas conservacionistas y la percepción de los productores en el secano interior de Chile. 61° Congreso Agronómico de Chile. 26-29 Sep. Santiago, Chile.
  • I. Martínez, C. Ovalle, E. Zagal, N. Stolpe, C. Prat. 2009. Resultados preliminares sobre los Efectos de sistemas de labranza conservacionista en la mitigación de la erosión hídrica en un suelo Alfisol con una rotación de cultivo Avena-Trigo en una zona de clima mediterráneo. XI Congreso Nacional de la Ciencia del Suelo. Universidad de Concepción. Aug 24-26. Chillán, Chile.
  • Martínez, C. Ovalle, H. Uribe, N. Valderrama. 2009. Establishment of agroforestry system with conservation techniques under dryland conditions. XXXV Congreso anual de la Sociedad Chilena de Producción Animal. Oct 21-23. Pucón, Chile.

Divulgation publications

  • Cartillas Divulgativas: (1) Tecnología de la Cero Labranza en el secano interior de Chile. Octubre, 2010. Carlos Ovalle, Carlos Ruíz, Germán Ruíz, Ingrid Martínez. INIA, DESIRE, 6º Programa U.E.:“Cambio planetario y ecosistemas, SAG; (2) Subsolado en el secano interior de Chile. Noviembre, 2010. Carlos Ovalle, Carlos Ruíz, Germán Ruíz, Ingrid Martínez. INIA, DESIRE, 6º Programa U.E.:“Cambio planetario y ecosistemas, SAG. 
  • I. Martínez G., C. Ruíz S. Subsolado: facilita cultivos en el secano interior. Abril 2010. Diario la Discusión Rural. pg. 18.
  • C. Ruíz S., I. Martínez G. Curvas de desviación para el control de la erosión en el secano interior. Mayo 2010. Diario la Discusión Rural. pg. 12.
  • H. Uribe, I. Martínez G. Zanjas de infiltración de aguas lluvias en el secano interior. Junio 2010. Diario la Discusión Rural. pg. 12.

Technical presentations to stakeholders in Conferences and Field days:

  • Field day in No tillage with farmers and technicians from the secano interior, Yumbel, Biobio Region. May 27th, 2010. 80 farmers and technicians attended.
  • Workshop on soil conservation practices. Yumbel County, August 11th, 2010.  120 farmers and technicians attended.
  • Field day on subsoiling and Conservation Agriculture with farmers and technicians from the secano interior, Yumbel, Biobío Region. September 23rd, 2010. 90  farmers and technicians attended
  • Technical visit to the field experiments with policy makers, researchers and PhD students.  June 17th, 2010.
  • Field day with farmers and technicians from the secano interior, Cauquenes, Maule Region. November 17th, 2010. 180 farmers and technicians attended.
  • Field day with farmers and technicians from the secano interior, Yumbel, Biobio Region. November 19th, 2010. 120 farmers and technicians attended.
  • Technical visit to the field experiments with students (Curso Edafología), Universidad Adventista de Chile. November 5th, 2010.
  • Training course for technicians and operators in the Soil Conservation Program. Resultados de ensayos de sistemas de manejo conservacionistas de suelo para áreas de secano. Expositor: Sr. Carlos Ovalle Dr. Ingeniero Agrónomo INIA-Quilamapu. Technicians from the secano interior, Cauquenes, Maule Region.  January 17th 2011.
  • Training course for technicians and operators of the Soil Conservation Program.  Sistemas de rotaciones de cultivos para áreas de secano Mediterráneo. Expositor: Sr. Carlos Ovalle Dr. Ingeniero Agrónomo INIA-Quilamapu. Technicians from the secano interior, Cauquenes, Maule Region. January 17th 2011.
 

 

Partner: Instituto Nacional de Investigação e Desenvolvimento Agrário (INIDA), Cape Verde

 
Conferences
  • Co-organization of an International Seminar/workshop - Brasil-Cape Verde, on “Environmental Degradation in semi-arid regions”. Presentation of a theme entitled “Soil erosion in Cape Verde – Case study of Ribeira Seca”

Papers

  • Jacques Tavares, António D. Ferreira, Philippe Amiotte-Suchet, Antonio Querido, Celeste Coelho, Isaurinda Baptista (in prep). Assessment and mapping of desertification sensitivity in an insular sahelian mountain region – case study of the Ribeira Seca Watershed, Cape Verde. Catena, DESIRE special issue
  • Isaurinda Baptista, A.D. Ferreira, Jacques Tavares, A. Querido, E. A. Reis, Violette Geissen, C.  Ritsema,  and A. Varela (in prep)  Soil and water conservation strategies and impact on sustainable livelihood in Cape Verde – Case study of Ribeira Seca watershed. Land degradation and Development, DESIRE special issue
  • Jacques Tavares, Antonio Ferreira, Amarildo Reis, Isaurinda Baptista, Adriano Furtado, João O. Carvalho, Lenira Costa, Regla Amoros, Celeste Coelho, Liliane Cardoso, Deisi Alves (in prep) DESIRE methodology for selecting strategies to combat desertification based on stakeholder knowledges in Cape Verde Archipelago. Land degradation and Development, DESIRE special issue
 

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