Soil is the key element in the Earth System for controlling hydrological, biological, erosional and geochemical cycles. Moreover, the soils are the source of food and fiber services and resources for human societies. This key role that soils play makes soil conservation necessary to achieve a sustainable world. Soil erosion is a key threat because agriculture, deforestation, grazing, fire, road construction and mining accelerate soil erosion rates. Soil erosion control can be achieved at the pedon scale and slope scale where the detachment of sediments can be controlled with conservation tillage, catch crops, weeds, mulches or geotextiles, afforestation, check-dams and so on. Generally, the protection of the soil on the slopes needs complementary strategies on the channels as the low sediment concentration of the runoff increases the overland flow efficiency and results in rill and gully incision. In order to avoid the incision of channels and high erosion rates on slopes, management strategies must to be applied. Improving vegetation cover and biodiversity may help to avoid soil degradation. This session will show examples of successful and unsuccessful management actions to rehabilitate and restore degraded ecosystems taking into account soil and vegetation interfaces. We will pay special attention to the strategies and the techniques for restoring arid and semi-arid ecosystems. Thus, this session proposes an exchange of knowledge, ideas and new techniques and strategies that are used in arid and semi-arid ecosystems worldwide. We encourage you to submit papers from your own research experience, review papers, and your experience on research and applied projects in order to establish future guidelines for soil erosion and plant conservation.

Convener: Manuel Esteban Lucas-Borja | Co-conveners: Petter Nyman, Joe Wagenbrenner, Xiangzhou Xu, Demetrio Antonio Zema
| Mon, 08 Apr, 10:45–12:30
Room -2.32
| Attendance Mon, 08 Apr, 16:15–18:00
Hall X1

Attendance time: Monday, 8 April 2019, 16:15–18:00 | Hall X1

Chairperson: Demetrio Antonio Zema
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Jan Nyssen, Birhanu Biruk, Zbelo Tesfamariam, Amaury Frankl, Biadgilgn Demissie, Tesfaalem Ghebreyohannes, Hailemariam Meaza, Jean Poesen, Veerle Van Eetvelde, Amanuel Zenebe, Jozef Deckers, and Mitiku Haile
X1.185 |
Xiangzhou Xu, Xingyang Zhao, Yunzhong Jiang, and Hang Gao
X1.187 |
Jinchao Feng, Hongzhong Dang, Yiben Cheng, Hui Han, and Wenbin Yang
X1.188 |
Evaluation of the Effect of Artificial Water Supplement for Marsh in the Northeast, China
Jianwei Liu and Qiang Zhang
X1.189 |
Sufang Cui, Baoxiang Zhang, Xin Zhang, Qing Shi, Zhenting Wang, Junling Cui, and Shixia Sun
X1.190 |
An evaluation of the short-term effects of olive mill wastewater application on a loamy soil in a semi-arid climate
Demetrio Antonio Zema, Manuel Esteban Lucas Borja, Serafina Andiloro, and Santo Marcello Zimbone
X1.191 |
Methodological approaches to the assessment of ecological forest potential in Caucasian Mineralnye Vody region
Elena Chalaya, Natalia Efimenko, Victor Slepykh, Olga Slepykh, and Nina Povolotskaya
X1.192 |
Joe Wagenbrenner, Sergio Prats, Maruxa Malvar, and Celeste Coelho
X1.193 |
Xuan Li, Guoli Wang, Guohua Liang, and Bin He
X1.194 |
Bingyao Zhang, Wei Ding, Yu Li, and Bo Xu
X1.195 |
Víctor Javier Marín Moreno, Luciano Mateos, Agustín Bermejo Fernández, Diego Barranco, Concepción Muñoz, Rafael Pérez, Enrique Albert Belda, and Encarnación Victoria Taguas