Soil Erosion in Europe

Soil Erosion in Europe

Editor(s): John Boardman, Jean Poesen

Published Online: 19 OCT 2006

Print ISBN: 9780470859100

Online ISBN: 9780470859209

DOI: 10.1002/0470859202

About this Book

Provides a unique and comprehensive assessment of soil erosion throughout Europe, an important aspect to control and manage if landscapes are to be sustained for the future.

Written in two parts, Soil Erosion in Europe primarily focuses on current issues, area specific soil erosion rates, on and off-site impacts, government responses, soil conservation measures, and soil erosion risk maps. The first part overviews the erosion processes and the problems encountered within each European country, whilst the second section takes a cross-cutting theme approach.

  • Based on an EU-funded project that has been running for four years with erosion scientists from 19 countries
  • Reviews contemporary erosion processes and rates on arable and rangeland in Europe
  • Looks at current issues, such as socio-economic drivers, controlling factors specific to the country and changes in land use

Table of contents

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  1. Section 1

    1. Chapter 1

      Norway (pages 1–15)

      Lillian Øygarden, Helge Lundekvam, Arnold H Arnoldussen and Trond Børresen

    2. Chapter 3

      Finland (pages 27–32)

      Sirkka Tattari and Seppo Rekolainen

    3. Chapter 6

      Lithuania (pages 57–65)

      Benediktas Jankauskas and Michael A. Fullen

    4. Chapter 7

      Estonia (pages 67–71)

      Rein Kask, Illar Lemetti and Kalev Sepp

    5. Chapter 8

      European Russia and Byelorus (pages 73–93)

      Aleksey Sidorchuk, Leonid Litvin, Valentin Golosov and Andrey Chernysh

    6. Chapter 10

      Czech Republic (pages 107–116)

      Tomáš Dostál, Miloslav Janecek, Zdenět Kliment, Josef Krása, Jakub Langhammer, Jiři Váška and Karel Vrana

    7. Chapter 11

      Slovakia (pages 117–138)

      Miloš Stankoviansky, Emil Fulajtár and Pavel Jambor

    8. Chapter 12

      Hungary (pages 139–153)

      Ádám Kertész and Csaba Centeri

    9. Chapter 13

      Romania (pages 155–166)

      Ion Ionita, Maria Radoane and Sevastel Mircea

    10. Chapter 14

      Bulgaria (pages 167–181)

      Svetla Rousseva, Assen Lazarov, Elka Tsvetkova, Ilia Marinov, Ivan Malinov, Viktor Kroumov and Vihra Stefanova

    11. Chapter 15

      Moldavia (pages 183–197)

      Miroslav D Voloschuk and Ion Ionita

    12. Chapter 17

      Austria (pages 205–212)

      Peter Strauss and Eduard Klaghofer

    13. Chapter 19

      Switzerland (pages 231–244)

      Rainer Weisshaidinger and Hartmut Leser

    14. Chapter 20

      Italy (pages 245–261)

      Dino Torri, Lorenzo Borselli, Fausto Guzzetti, M. Costanza Calzolari, Paolo Bazzoffi, Fabrizio Ungaro, Devis Bartolini and M. Pilar Salvador Sanchis

    15. Chapter 22

      Serbia and Montenegro (pages 271–277)

      Stanimir Kostadinov, Miodrag Zlatić, Nada Dragović and Zoran Gavrilović

    16. Chapter 23

      Greece (pages 279–288)

      Constantinos Kosmas, Nicholas Danalatos, Dimitra Kosma and Panagiota Kosmopoulou

    17. Chapter 24

      Macedonia (pages 289–296)

      Ivan Blinkov and Alexandar Trendafilov

    18. Chapter 25

      Slovenia (pages 297–310)

      Mauro Hrvatin, Blaž Komac, Drago Perko and Matija Zorn

    19. Chapter 27

      Spain: Canary Islands (pages 347–357)

      A Rodríguez Rodríguez, Carmen D. Arbelo and J Sánchez

    20. Chapter 29

      France (pages 369–383)

      Anne-Véronique Auzet, Yves Le Bissonnais and Véronique Souchère

    21. Chapter 30

      Belgium (pages 385–411)

      Gert Verstraeten, Jean Poesen, Dirk Goossens, Katleen Gillijns, Charles Bielders, Donald Gabriels, Greet Ruysschaert, Miet Van Den Eeckhaut, Tom Vanwalleghem and Gerard Govers

    22. Chapter 31

      The Netherlands (pages 413–426)

      Frans J. P. M. Kwaad, Ad P. J. de Roo and Victor G. Jetten

  2. Part 2: Introduction

  3. Soil Erosion Processes

    1. Chapter 38

      Sheet and Rill Erosion (pages 501–513)

      Olivier Cerdan, Jean Poesen, Gérard Govers, Nicolas Saby, Yves Le Bissonnais, Anne Gobin, Andrea Vacca, John Quinton, Karl Auerswald, Andreas Klik, Franz F. P. M. Kwaad and M. J. Roxo

    2. Chapter 39

      Gully Erosion in Europe (pages 515–536)

      Jean Poesen, Tom Vanwalleghem, Joris de Vente, Anke Knapen, Gert Verstraeten and José A. Martínez-Casasnovas

    3. Chapter 41

      Wind Erosion (pages 563–582)

      Roger Funk and Hannes Isaak Reuter

    4. Chapter 42

      Shallow Landsliding (pages 583–598)

      Olivier Maquaire and Jean-Philippe Malet

    5. Chapter 44

      Soil Losses due to Crop Harvesting in Europe (pages 609–621)

      Greet Ruysschaert, Jean Poesen, Gert Verstraeten and Gerard Govers

    6. Chapter 46

      Land Levelling (pages 643–658)

      Lorenzo Borselli, Dino Torri, Lillian Øygarden, Saturnio De Alba, José A. Martínez-Casasnovas, Paolo Bazzoffi and Gergely Jakab

  4. Risk Assessment and Prediction

    1. Chapter 49

      Pan-European Soil Erodibility Assessment (pages 685–693)

      Yves Le Bissonnais, Olivier Cerdan, Joël Léonard and Joël Daroussin

    2. Chapter 53

      Muddy Floods (pages 743–755)

      John Boardman, Gert Verstraeten and Charles Bielders

  5. Off-site Impacts and Responses

    1. Chapter 54

      Reservoir and Pond Sedimentation in Europe (pages 757–774)

      Gert Verstraeten, Paolo Bazzoffi, Adam Lajczak, Mariá Rãdoane, Freddy Rey, Jean Poesen and Joris de Vente

    2. Chapter 55

      Off-Site Impacts of Erosion: Eutrophication as an Example (pages 775–789)

      Seppo Rekolainen, Petri Ekholm, Louise Heathwaite, Jouni Lehtoranta and Risto Uusitalo

    3. Chapter 56

      Economic Frame for Soil Conservation Policies (pages 791–803)

      Johannes Schuler, Harald Kächele, Klaus Müller, Katharina Helming and Peter Zander

    4. Chapter 57

      Government and Agency Response to Soil Erosion Risk in Europe (pages 805–827)

      Michael A Fullen, Andres Arnalds, Paolo Bazzoffi, Colin A Booth, Victor Castillo, Ádám Kertész, Philippe Martin, Coen Ritsema, Albert Solé Benet, Véronique Souchére, Liesbeth Vandekerckhove and Gert Verstraeten

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