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e-ISSN: 2589-059X

Isotopic insights on quantitative assessments of interaction of eco-hydrological processes in multi-scale karst watersheds

The dynamics of hydrological processes and the storage mechanisms of karst water resources are the most important issues in karst hydrology. The impact of environmental changes on water quantity, and...

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Towards defining soil quality of Mediterranean calcareous agricultural soils: Reference values and potential core indicator set

To avoid soil degradation, adapt to climate change and comply with the Sustainable Development goals 2030 (UN General Assembly), establishing the quality/fertility of the agricultural soils of the Mediterranean...

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Remote estimates of suspended particulate matter in global lakes using machine learning models

Suspended particulate matter (SPM) in lakes exerts strong impact on light propagation, aquatic ecosystem productivity, which co-varies with nutrients, heavy metal and micro-pollutant in waters. In lakes,...

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Soil type and wetting intensity control the enhancement extent of N2O efflux in soil with drought and rewetting cycles

Climate change alters the intensity and frequency of drought and rewetting (D/W) events; however, the influence patterns of D/W on soil N2O efflux in the water-limited area were not fully understood....

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Temporal variability of global potential water erosion based on an improved USLE model

Assessing spatiotemporal variation in global soil erosion is essential for identifying areas that require greater attention and management under the effects of anthropogenic activities and climate change....

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Assessing gully erosion and rehabilitation using multi temporal LiDAR DEMs: Case study from the Great Barrier Reef catchments, Australia

Millions of dollars are being spent on gully rehabilitation to help reduce excess fine sediment delivery to the Great Barrier Reef (GBR). There is an urgent need for (i) prioritisation of active gullies...

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Runoff and Infiltration responses of revegetated slopes to clipping management on the northern Loess Plateau

Large-scale vegetation restoration can reduce local watershed water yield, limit vegetation establishment and subsequent growth, and influence regional ecosystem functions. Clipping management by reducing...

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Trade-off analyses between food provision and soil conservation service of Grain for Green Program in Mountainous Area

The Grain for Green Program and soil and water conservation engineering initiatives are crucial for controlling erosion in steep-slope agriculture. However, it is still unclear how these two management...

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Semi-automated detection of rangeland runoff and erosion control berms using high-resolution topography data

An inventory of topographic modifications is essential to addressing their impacts on hydrological and morphological processes in human-altered watersheds. However, such inventories are generally lacking....

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Towards accurate mapping of loess waterworn gully by integrating google earth imagery and DEM using deep learning

Accurate mapping of loess waterworn gully (LWG) is essential to further study gully erosion and geomorphological evolution for the Chinese Loess Plateau (CLP). Due to the vertical joint and collapsibility...

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Simulated rainfall in Brazil: An alternative for assesment of soil surface processes and an opportunity for technological development

Rainfall simulators (RS) have been used, above all, to evaluate hydrological processes related to soil water infiltration, surface runoff and soil erosion. They allow repeatability of rain application...

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Spatial distributions of soil nutrients affected by land use, topography and their interactions, in the Loess Plateau of China

Soil nutrient availability and their spatial distributions are strongly related to land use and landscape morphology. This study aims to address the knowledge gap regarding the interaction between these...

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An examination of thematic research, development, and trends in remote sensing applied to conservation agriculture

Conservation agriculture seeks to reduce environmental degradation through sustainable management of agricultural land. Since the 1990s, agricultural research has been conducted using remote sensing...

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Field experimental study on the effect of thawed depth of frozen alpine meadow soil on rill erosion by snowmelt waterflow

Soil erosion by snow or ice melt waterflow is an important type of soil erosion in many high-altitude and high-latitude regions and is further aggravated by climate warming. The snowmelt waterflow erosion...

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Limited impacts of occasional tillage on dry aggregate size distribution and soil carbon and nitrogen fractions in semi-arid drylands

Tillage management that minimizes the frequency and intensity of soil disturbance can increase soil carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) sequestration and improve the resilience of dryland cropping systems,...

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Effects of physical crust on soil detachment by overland flow in the Loess Plateau region of China

Physical soil crust (PSC), a key component of surface soil structure, exists extensively in loess areas. PSC is considered to have a significant effect on soil detachment processes. However, the long-term...

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Best management practices to reduce soil erosion and change water balance components in watersheds under grain and dairy production

Soil erosion and sedimentation are among the most serious global environmental problems. Soil and water conservation measures have been proven effective ways to reduce soil loss. The objective of this...

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Drainage of paddy terraces impacts structures and soil properties in the globally important agricultural heritage of Hani Paddy Terraces, China

Marginalization and abandonment of paddy terraces are widespread, but their effects on the sustainability of subsequent agricultural production are still unknown. Hani Paddy Terraces, included in Globally...

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Agroecology-based land use/land cover change detection, prediction and its implications for land degradation: A case study in the Upper Blue Nile Basin

This study examined land use/land cover (LULC) changes in Chemoga watershed of the Upper Blue Nile Basin, comprising four distinct agroecological regions: Wet Wurch, Moist Dega, Moist Weyna Dega, and...

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VIS-NIR spectroscopy and environmental factors coupled with PLSR models to predict soil organic carbon and nitrogen

Soil profile organic carbon (OC) and total nitrogen (TN) are influenced by topographic attributes, and land use. The visible and near-infrared (Vis-NIR) spectroscopy method can be used for the prediction...

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An integrative analysis of hydroclimatic elements in the three-river source region for historical and future periods: Shift toward an intensified hydrological cycle

The Three-River Source Region (TRSR), China's water tower and an important ecological barrier in China, provides a considerable amount of water to the downstream regions, home to more than 500 million...

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Generation of runoff in an alpine meadow hillslope underlain by permafrost

Permafrost plays an important role in hydrological processes of alpine regions. The frost table in the active layer on the permafrost acts as an impermeable boundary and regulates water generation from...

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Response to comment by Daley et al., on “Assessing gully erosion and rehabilitation using multi temporal LiDAR DEMs: Case study from the Great Barrier Reef catchments, Australia”

Daley et al. (2023a) argue that at least 10–15 years apart Digital Elevation Model (DEM) derived DEMs of Difference (DoD) surveys are needed to detect reliable geomorphic change within the gullied landscapes...

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Geospatial evaluation of the agricultural suitability and land use compatibility in Europe's temperate continental climate region

Land suitability assessment is used in conjunction with geographic information systems to spatially model diverse aspects of soil functions, having the potential to facilitate a sustainable increase...

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New empirical-point pedotransfer functions for water retention data for a wide range of soil texture and climates

Knowing soil hydraulic properties is essential to support soil use and management practices; however, their measuring is commonly expensive and time-consuming. Thus, pedotransfer functions (PTFs) have...

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