Tag Archives: Mediterranean soils

Soils at Imaggeo: ‘Lithic Rhodoxeralf’, by Jorge Mataix-Solera

This soil profile is a Lithic Rhodoxeralf (Soil taxonomy), Chromic Luvisol (World Reference Base for Soil Resources), commonly called Terra rossa. The picture was shot in Located in Alicante (SE Spain). Click the picture for more information, contact data and … Continue reading

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Ash and soil water repellency effects on soil hydrology in fire-affected Mediterranean ecosystems

Merche B. Bodí merche.bodi@uv.es SEDER-Soil Erosion and Degradation Research Group, Departament de Geografia. Universitat de València. Valencia, Spain GEA-Grupo de Edafología Ambiental, Departamento de Agroquímica y Medio Ambiente, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Elche, Spain After a wildfire, changes in the vegetation, … Continue reading

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Photography as a tool for teaching support in geosciences. An example for soil sciences: the colour of the age

Jorge Mataix-Solera GEA – Grupo de Edafología Ambiental Departamento de Agroquímica y Medio Ambiente. Universidad Miguel Hernández, Elche, Alicante, Spain http://www.jorgemataix.com Teaching in geoscience currently is easier than decades ago. Lots of tools can support the lectures in the classrooms, … Continue reading

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Soil recovering after intense burning

Alejandro Rodríguez-Távora Biology student, University of Sevilla On 27 July 2004, four arson fires in different points of the Río Tinto mining area (Huelva, SW Spain) led to a wildfire. After a period of abnormally high temperatures and intense drought, … Continue reading

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Impact of erosive processes in mountain areas (Southeastern Spain)

María Burguet Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (IAS-CSIC), Spain The sediment accumulation in the Rules reservoir represents a threat to its useful time. The Granadino (Guadalfeo river) dam was built in 2002, upstream from the reservoir to retain fluvial sediments, as … Continue reading

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Terra rossa

Antonio Jordán University of Sevilla, Spain The term “terra rossa” comes from the Italian for “red soil” or “red earth”. Although terra rossa exists in other places in the world, these soils are common in areas with Mediterranean-type climates: alternation … Continue reading

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When soil does not marry water

Paulo Pereira Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania This picture was taken 3 days after a high severity summer wildfire in Portugal. It is a clear and well known evidence that fire can change importantly soil water properties, with implications on soil … Continue reading

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River Jup basin after fire

Photo submitted by María Burguet, a PhD student at the Institute for Sustainable Agriculture at Córdoba (IAS-CSIC, Spain). His research interests include the sources of sediment, runoff and carbon in Andalusian olive grove at different scales and under different agricultural … Continue reading

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