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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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The impact of citrus production. An approach from the soil system

Artemi Cerdà artemio.cerda@uv.es http://www.uv.es/~acerda Soil Erosion and Degradation Research Group (SEDER). Departament de Geografia. Universitat de València. Blasco Ibàñez, 28, 46010, Valencia, Spain Soil conservation and orchard production Soil conservation is the key to maintaining the food production, soil sustainability, 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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Modelling soil carbon sequestration capacity in Mediterranean soils

Miriam Muñoz-Rojas miriammunozrojas@gmail.com MED_Soil Research Group, University of Seville, Spain Evenor-Tech (CSIC spin-off) Modelling soil carbon sequestration capacity in Mediterranean soils. PhD Thesis During the last decades, land use changes have largely affected the global warming process through emissions of … 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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How many years of four-years politics yet?

Antonio Jordán Lorena M. Zavala University of Seville, Spain Recently, we and some members of our research group visited a burned area in Montellano (province of Sevilla, Southern Spain) to plan some field experiments. This area was affected by a … 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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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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