Impact of different soil-surface cover characteristics on runoff and soil erosion by water. KU Leuven
Plant root effects on erosion of sandy soils in a temperate climate. A trait-based methodology to select native plants for biological soil conservation measures KU Leuven
Soil erosion is a major problem leading to severe land degradation problems. To control these soil erosion processes, plant species can be used. Both above- and below-ground biomass can help to protect the soil. Plant roots can be very effective in stabilizing the soil against concentrated flow erosion and shallow mass movements. Most research on the erosion-reducing potential of plant roots was conducted on loamy soils and at present, ...
Multi-tracer methods to assess soil redistribution for soil conservation, sustainable production and environmental protection Ghent University
The project aims to develop validated fallout radio nuclide (137Cs, 210Pbex, 7Be) sampling, measurement and interpretation protocols to measure spatial distribution of siol erosion and sedimentation, improve soil erosion modeling, and evaluate its impact on soil functioning at field and watershed scales. its experimental set-up comprises laboratiory and field experiments, soil erosion modeling and soil quality assessments.
Further refinement of the RUSLE crop and operations factor C for Flemish cultivation practices and erosion control measures Departement of spatial development, environment, energy, climate, green economy, animal welfare
The VPO uses the sediment model CN-WS for the modeling of soil erosion, sediment transport to the watercourses and the effect of erosion control measures. This CN-WS model is based, among other things, on the RUSLE equation. In this comparison, the crop and operations factor C is an important parameter that depends on cultivation choices and soil tillage. The C-factor is determined, among other things, by the soil cover by the ...
In the European framework directive Soil protection, wind erosion is considered as one of the main threats on soil quality in Europe. To delineate the areas susceptable to wind erosion in Flanders, Belgium, wind erosion is computed at the field level using a modeling approach. Erodibility measurements in the wind tunnel support the computer simulations.
GOMEROS - Reducing water erosion in maize and vegetables cropping systems in support of cross-compliance. Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research
How can growing vegetables and maize be successfully done under the new erosion regulations (Pillar I of the CAP), so that crop yield and quality is maintained while erosion is also effectively controlled? The mandatory anti-erosion measures have become stricter for plots with a very high (purple) and high (red) erosion risk. Farmers must choose measures from four packages. The Gomeros project focuses on ...
Anthropogenic influence on erosion rates in a typical watershed for strategies to reduce Land Degradation in the Bolivian Andes KU Leuven
The aim of this project is the implementation of a TEAM project 2018 as part of the university cooperation for development of VLIR between the Universidad Mayor de San Adrés in Bolivia and the KU Leuven about the anthropogenic influence on erosion rates in a typical watershed for the development of strategies to reduce Land Degradation in the Bolivian Andes.
SEDIMENT TRANSPORT MODELLING AT RIVER BASIN SCALE, INTEGRATING SOIL EROS ION AND RIVER MORPHODYNAMICS KU Leuven
Sediment is the largest water “pollutant” by volume in the world, yet the limitations in current modelling processes still makes it impossible to quantity the amount of sediment eroded from land and transported in rivers. Sediment’s detachment, transport and deposition mostly take place within a thin near-bed layer. Therefore it is imperative for modelling processes to establish accurate representation of flow velocity and the rough bottom ...