Title: Influence of plant morphology on splash erosion in a Mediterranean matorral
Authors: Bochet, E ×
Poesen, Jean
Rubio, JL #
Issue Date: Jun-2002
Publisher: Gebruder borntraeger
Series Title: Zeitschrift fur geomorphologie vol:46 issue:2 pages:223-243
Abstract: The influence of plant morphology on splash erosion was investigated under natural conditions within a patchy Mediterranean matorral. The relative efficiency of different plant attributes (litter, canopy) in the control of soil detachment was studied among different morphological types of plants: a tussock grass, an evergreen and a summer-deciduous shrub. Splashed sediments were collected in splashcups below and outside the plants throughout approximatively two years in order to determine the spatial variability of the process in a patchy environment. The influence of total precipitation, rainfall intensity and initial water content on soil detachment were also tested.
ISSN: 0372-8854
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Division of Geography & Tourism
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