Provides a unique and comprehensive assessment of soil erosion throughout Europe, an important aspect to control and manage if landscapes are to be sustained for the future. Written in two parts, Soil Erosion in Europe primarily focuses on current issues, area specific soil erosion rates, on and off-site impacts, government responses, soil conservation measures, and soil erosion risk maps. The first part overviews the erosion processes and the problems encountered within each European country, whilst the second section takes a cross-cutting theme approach. * Based on an EU-funded project that has been running for four years with erosion scientists from 19 countries * Reviews contemporary erosion processes and rates on arable and rangeland in Europe * Looks at current issues, such as socio-economic drivers, controlling factors specific to the country and changes in land use
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Author Biography - John Boardman
Dr John Boardman, is a geomorphologist educated at the Universities of Keele (BA and DSc) and London (BSc and PhD). He is Deputy Director of the ECI and Director of the MSc 'Environmental Change and Management' and also a Research Fellow at Green College. He has published over 100 papers mainly on land degradation and has edited several books. He was Chairman of the EU-funded COST Action 623 'Soil Erosion and Global Change' (1998-2003) with 21 participating countries and now Chairs a Working Group in COST 634 'On and Off-Site Impacts of Runoff and Erosion'. His main research interest is in land degradation in South Africa. Professor Jean Poesen, Professor of Physical Geography, K. U. Leuven, Belgium and his research interests include: Physical geography; Geomorphology; Soil erosion; Soil degradation; Sediment yield; Hillslope hydrology; Desertification processes and mitigation techniques; Soil erosion control; Soil and water conservation and experimental geomorphology (rainfall and runoff simulation).