Soil erosion rates and runoff generation - SEDER

Reference of the Group:

GIUV2016-343

 
Description of research activity:
Soil erosion is the relocation of surface material and takes place in three steps: removal, transport and sedimentation. SEDER researches processes and mechanisms, factors and rates and develop knowledge to understand, foresee and control soil erosion.SEDER is focussed on the effects of land use and management on soil erosion in order to develop strategies to reduce soil losses on degraded land. SEDER focuses on the erosion and runoff generation after forestland with special attention to forest fires affected-land and trail erosion, on agriculture land and on road and railway embankments.Assessment, restoration and rehabilitation are the SEDER challenge. There is a need to restore the soil properties and functions, and for this we need to find the right managements to avoid non-sustainable soil erosion rates. SEDER initiated his experience in 2002 with Artemi Cerdà as main researcher. The number of publications of the research team reach more than 300 publications in international (peer-review) journals and books an the research is mainly focus on Mediterranean types ecosystems, but research in other Ecosystems is carried out in collaboration with research groups in Ethiopia,...Soil erosion is the relocation of surface material and takes place in three steps: removal, transport and sedimentation. SEDER researches processes and mechanisms, factors and rates and develop knowledge to understand, foresee and control soil erosion.SEDER is focussed on the effects of land use and management on soil erosion in order to develop strategies to reduce soil losses on degraded land. SEDER focuses on the erosion and runoff generation after forestland with special attention to forest fires affected-land and trail erosion, on agriculture land and on road and railway embankments.Assessment, restoration and rehabilitation are the SEDER challenge. There is a need to restore the soil properties and functions, and for this we need to find the right managements to avoid non-sustainable soil erosion rates. SEDER initiated his experience in 2002 with Artemi Cerdà as main researcher. The number of publications of the research team reach more than 300 publications in international (peer-review) journals and books an the research is mainly focus on Mediterranean types ecosystems, but research in other Ecosystems is carried out in collaboration with research groups in Ethiopia, Iran, China, USA, The Netherlands, Italy, Portugal, Bosnia-Herzegovina or Romania.
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Scientific-technical goals:
  • The objective of SEDER is to quantify the soil and water losses on different climatic conditions and under different management. How the humans impact on soil and soil erosion processes is the key objective that will contribute to understand the soil degradation and erosion in agriculture, forest and road areas.
  • SEDER pretends to develop new methodologies to characterize soil erosion processes and determine rates of soil losses.
  • Assess soil erosion rates and runoff generation determine restoration and rehabilitation strategies.
  • Design new and sustainable managements to restore land affected by degradation and desertification processes.
 
Research lines:
  • Soil erosion rates and runoff generation. Erosió i generació de escorrentia
  • Forest fires effects on soils. Erosió i degradació en sòls afectats per incendis forestals. Restauració i rehabilitació
  • Road and railway embankment conservation. Erosió i degradació de talussos de carretera i ferrocarril. Estratègies de restauració y conservació
  • Soil erosion control in agriculture land. Erosió camps de cultiu per a informar de les taxes d'erosió i desenvolupar estratègies de restauració y conservació .
  • Soil erosion in mountain trails. Erosió in camins de muntanya per a informar de les taxes i desenvolupar estratègies de restauració y conservació
 
Group members:
Name Nature of participation Entity Description
Artemio Cerda BolinchesDirector-a UVEG-Valencia Catedràtic-a d'Universitat
Equip d'investigació
César AzorínCol·laborador-a SWE-GU Investigador-a
Erik C BrevickCol·laborador-a USA-DSU Catedràtic-a d'Universitat
Simone Di PrimaCol·laborador-a ITA-USassari Investigador-a
Andrés García DíazCol·laborador-a UPM-Madrid Investigador-a
Antonio Giménez MoreraCol·laborador-a UPV-Valencia Professor-a Contractat-da Doctor-a
Antonio Jordán LópezCol·laborador-a US-Sevilla Professor-a Titular d'Universitat
Saskia KeesstraCol·laborador-a NLD-WUR Catedràtic-a d'Universitat
Maria Estela Nadal RomeroCol·laborador-a UZ-Zaragoza Investigador-a en formació
Agata NovaraCol·laborador-a ITA-UPalermo Catedràtic-a d'Universitat
Marc OlivaCol·laborador-a PRT-Ulisboa Investigador-a
Luis Parras AlcantaraCol·laborador-a UCO-Córdoba Professor-a Titular d'Universitat
Paulo PereiraCol·laborador-a LTU-UMykolo Catedràtic-a d'Universitat
Manuel Pulido FernándezCol·laborador-a UEX-Extremadura Professor-a Contractat-da Doctor-a
Carla Sofia Santos FerreiraCol·laborador-a PRT-CERNAS Investigador-a
Encarnación V Taguas RuizCol·laborador-a UCO-Córdoba Professor-a Contractat-da Doctor-a