Soil erosion changes in Portugal through the sediment delivery ratio model

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Soils provide relevant ecosystem functions, important to the preservation of mankind. However, soil degradation, and particularly soil erosion, is endangering the maintenance and existence of these services. This study aims to analyze the spatiotemporal distribution of soil erosion by understanding the spatial patterns ofthe sediment retention in mainland Portugal with the support of Corine Land Cover maps from 1990 to 2018. Results highlight the sediment retention levels across administrative boundaries, showing which districts are more susceptible
to soil erosion processes. Results further indicate that Coimbra, Leiria and Braga, are facing high levels of potential soil erosion. These findings can be useful to support strategies for more efficient landscape planning regarding soil erosion negative consequences mitigation
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvidence-based territorial policymaking: formulation, implementation and evaluation of policy
Subtitle of host publication26th APDR Congress Proceedings
PublisherAssociacao Portuguesa para o Desenvolvimento Regional (APDR)
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-989-8780-07-2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019
Event26th APDR Congress: Evidence-based territorial policymaking - Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
Duration: 4 Jul 20195 Jul 2019
Conference number: 26


Conference26th APDR Congress
Abbreviated titleAPDR
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