Land Degradation & Development

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Edited By: Professor Artemi Cerdà

Impact Factor: 8.145

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 1/34 (Soil Science); 6/225 (Environmental Sciences)

Online ISSN: 1099-145X

Just Published Articles


    Aditya P. Rathore, Doongar R. Chaudhary and Bhavanath Jha

    Accepted manuscript online: 17 FEB 2017 03:00PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2710

  2. Responses of Vegetation Activity to Drought in Northern China

    Ting Hua, Xunming Wang, Caixia Zhang, Lili Lang and Hui Li

    Accepted manuscript online: 16 FEB 2017 04:45PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2709

  3. Validating a basic assumption of using Cesium-137 method to assess soil loss in a small agricultural catchment

    L. S. Ni, N. F. Fang, Z. H. Shi, F. X. Chen and L. Wang

    Accepted manuscript online: 16 FEB 2017 04:15PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2708

  4. Annual Burning Enhances Biomass Production and Nutrient Cycling in Degraded Imperata Grasslands

    Karabi Pathak, Arun Jyoti Nath, Gudeta W. Sileshi, Rattan Lal and Ashesh Kumar Das

    Accepted manuscript online: 16 FEB 2017 03:20PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2707

  5. Spatial and temporal trends of recent dissolved phosphorus concentrations in Lake Tana and its four main tributaries

    Muluken L. Alemu, Muhabe Geset, Hassan M. Mosa, Fasikaw Atanaw, Mamaru A. Moges, Shree K. Giri, Seifu A. Tillahun, Essayas K. Ayana, Assefa Melesse and Tammo S. Steenhuis

    Accepted manuscript online: 16 FEB 2017 03:00PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2705


Call for Papers

We are currently calling for papers to be included in several upcoming Land Degradation and Development Special Issues:

The Impact of Grazing on Land Degradation: A Common Problem with Many Driving Forces
Deadline: November 30th 2016
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Connectivity in Hydrology and Sediment Dynamics
Deadline: December 15th 2016
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Restoration and Rehabilitation of Degraded Land in Arid and Semi-Arid Environments
Deadline: December 31st 2016
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Mapping and Modelling Soil Erosion to Address Societal Challenges in a Changing World
Deadline: January 31st 2017
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Ash and Char in the Environment
Deadline: February 28th 2017
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Salt Soil Improvement and Efficient Development
Deadline: April 30th 2017
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The Economics of Land Degradation and Desertification
By Invitation Only
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The Role of Historic Human Impacts on Modern Environmental Processes and Management
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Land Degradation and Development: A State-of-the-Art
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Accepted Articles

Now Online

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The papers will be published at a future date.

Accepted Articles do have a DOI and can be cited immediately they are online.

Upcoming Conferences

New Zealand Society of Soil Science and Soil Science Australia: Soil, a Balancing Act Down-Under
12-16 December 2016
Millennium Hotel, Queenstown, NZ

The overarching theme of the conference is ‘Soil, a Balancing Act Down-under’ and reflects the challenges we are facing in managing our soils to reach a careful balance between many, often competing, land-use, productivity and environmental aspirations. A central question of the conference is “What is required from soil science and soil scientists, now and in the future, to enable society to achieve the balance?” For more information please visit the Official Website

European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017
23-28 April 2017
Austria Center Vienna (ACV)

The EGU General Assembly 2017 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience. The EGU is looking forward to cordially welcoming you in Vienna. For more information please visit the Official Website.

14th International Symposium on the Interactions between Sediments and Water
21-26 May 2017
Taormina, Italy

These tri-annual symposiums provide a forum for interdisciplinary discussions with the aim of better integrating knowledge of the biological, physical and chemical processes between sediments and water. The scale of the meeting is such that the exchange of ideas, techniques and approaches is fostered encouraging this integration and enabling future collaboration. For more information please visit the Official Website.

American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America
All future meetings can be found here

LDD Editor's Choice 2015

Congratulations to all authors of the following articles which have received the LDD Editor's Choice Award for articles published in 2015:

Nature, Severity and Persistence of Geomorphological Damage Caused by Armed Conflict
Kiernan, K. (2015)
Land Degradation & Development: Volume 26, Issue 4, pages 380–396.
DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2216

Soil Conservation Through Sediment Trapping: A Review
Mekonnen M., Keesstra S. D., Stroosnijder L., Baartman J. E. M., Maroulis J. (2015)
Land Degradation & Development: Volume 26, Issue 6, pages 544-556.
DOI: 10.1002/ldr. 2308

Towards More Efficient Incentives for Agri-environment Measures in Degraded and Eroded Vineyards
Galati A., Gristina L., Crescimanno M., Barone E., Novara A. (2015)
Land Degradation & Development: Volume 26, Issue 6, pages 557-564.
DOI: 10. 1002/ldr. 2389


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