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Scientific Contributions PDF Print E-mail
Written by Erik van den Elsen   
The list on this page gives a brief overview of recent Scientific Contributions originating from the DESIRE project. These contributions can be Scientific Papers in a scientific journal, Conference contributions (oral presentation or poster presentation), or otherwise.

An extensive list with references can be found on the Harmonised Information System (HIS), on the Biobliography pages (please click HERE).

[list UPDATED on 16-03-2010]


 
DESIRE Posters, participation at conferences, and publications, February 2010 – January 2011 (Project year 4)
 
Key Peer-reviewed Publications with several DESIRE partners among the authors:
 
Knowledge management for land degradation monitoring and assessment: an analysis of contemporary thinking.
Reed MS1, Fazey I2, Stringer LC3, Raymond CM4, Akhtar-Schuster M5, Begni G6, Bigas H7, Brehm S8, Briggs J9, Chanda R10, Davies J11, Diez E12, Essahli W13, Geeson N14, Hartmann I15, Holden J16, Ioris I17, Kruger B18, Laureano P19,Phillipson J20, Prell C21, Quinn CH3, Reeves AD22, Seely M23, Thomas R7, van der Werff Ten Bosch MJ24, Vergunst P16,Wagner L25 Submitted to Land Degradation and Development (DESIRE Partners 3,5,16,20,25)
 
Cross-scale monitoring and assessment of land degradation and sustainable land management: a methodological framework for knowledge management.
 
Combining theoretical frameworks to assess livelihood vulnerability to climate change: a literature review
Reed MS, Podesta G, Fazey I, Beharry NC, Geeson N, Hessel R, Hubacek K, Letson D, Nainggolan D, Prell C, Psarra D, Rickenbach MG, Ritsema C, Schwilch G, Stringer LC, Thomas AD. (DESIRE Partners 1,3,5,25)
 
 
 
DESIRE Product
Contributors
Compiler/editor
Date
Language
DESIRE Newsletter 3: Scientists and stakeholders learn to listen to one another
Partners 4,7,15,20,22,27
Partner 25
July 2010
EN,
DESIRE Newsletter 4: Progress with monitoring field experiments
Partners 4,7,15,20,22,27
Partner 25
July 2010
EN, TR
DESIRE Newsletter 5: DESIRE celebrates the hard work and enthusiasm of the PhD students
PhD students
Partner 25
January 2011
EN,
DESIRE Newsletter 6: More about the work of PhD students in the DESIRE Project.
 
PhD students
Partner 25
February 2011
EN,
DESIRE Info-brief 1: Tackling salinization of soils in arid and semi-arid regions
Partners 15, 25, 26
Partner 25
June 2010
EN, TR
DESIRE Info-brief 2: Sustainable land management enhances our living soils, circulated for World Day to combat desertification, June 17 2010.
Partners 6,7,12,22,27
Partners 1,25
June 2010
EN,
DESIRE Factsheet 1. When researchers talk with local stakeholders, it is a win-win strategy for science and livelihoods
6,15,27,
Partners 25,19,16
January 2011
EN, FR
DESIRE Factsheet 2. Discussions between researchers and policy makers can make all the difference.
 
7,9,20
Partners 25,19,16
January 2011
EN, FR
DESIRE Factsheet 3. Land-users, your views are essential for desertification research !
 
10,11,28
Partners 25,19,16
January 2011
EN, FR
 
Multi-author publications produced by the DESIRE Project
 
 
 
Publications, by DESIRE Partner
 
Partner 1 (Alterra)

 

Partner 2 (KUL)
Published:
Vanmaercke M., Poesen J. Verstraeten G., Maetens W., de Vente J., Ocakoglu F., 2010. Sediment yield in Europe: regional differences in scale dependence. In: Banasik, K., Horowitz, A., Owens, P., Stone, M., Walling, D. (eds). IAHS Publ. 337. Sediment dynamics for a changing Future. Proceedings of the ICCE symposium held at Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW. Warsaw, Poland, pp. 44-52. ISBN 978-1-907161-10-0
 
In press:
Poesen, J., Torri, D., Vanwalleghem, T., 2011. Chapter 19: Gully Erosion: Procedures to Adopt When modelling Soil Erosion in Landscapes Affected by Gullying. In: Morgan, R.P.C., Nearing, M.A. (eds). Handbook of Erosion Modelling, 1st edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., pp. 367-396. ISBN: 978-1-4051-9010-7
 
Nadal-Romero E., Martínez-Murillo, J., Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., 2010. Scale-dependency of sediment yield from badland areas in Mediterranean environments. Progress in Physical Geography
 
López-Vicente, M., Poesen, J., Navas, A. , Gaspar, L., 2010. Predicting runoff connectivity of agricultural terraces and channels and soil erosion for different land use scenarios in the Spanish Pre-Pyrenees. Catena
 
Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., Verstraeten, G., Maetens, W., de Vente, J., 2010. Sediment yield as a desertification risk indicator. Science of the Total Environment
 
In review:
Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., Verstraeten, G., de Vente, J., Maetens, W., Ocakoglu, F., Jankauskas, B., 2010. Sediment Yield in Europe: spatial patterns and scale dependency. Geomorphology, in review.
 
In preparation:
Maetens, W., Poesen, J., Vanmaercke, M., Jankauskas, B., Jankauskiene, G., Ionita, I. Spatial and temporal variability of plot-scale runoff and soil loss in Europe and the Mediterranean region. in preparation.
 
Maetens, W., Poesen, J., Vanmaercke, M. Effects of soil and water conservation techniques on runoff and soil loss by sheet and rill erosion in the Euro-Mediterranean region. in preparation.
 
Vanmaercke, M., Maetens, W., Poesen, J., Verstraeten, G., de Vente, J., Jankauskas, B., Jankauskiene, G., Are hillslope erosion rates representative for catchment sediment yields in Europe? in preparation.
 
Presentations at international conferences:
Maetens, W., Poesen, J. , Vanmaercke, M., 2010. Assessment of runoff and soil loss reduction by soil and water conservation techniques in the Euro-Mediterranean region. In: Vermang, J., Gabriels, D., Cornelis, W. (Ed.) Workshop and Third Conference on Desertification and Land Degradation. Unesco Chair of Eremology, International Centre for Eremology. Ghent, Belgium. 16-17 July 2010. Book of abstracts. pp. 37-38.
 
Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., Maetens, W., de Vente, J., Verstraeten, G., 2010. Sediment yield as a complementary desertification risk indicator. In: Vermang, J., Gabriels, D., Cornelis, W. (Ed.) Workshop and Third Conference on Desertification and Land Degradation. Unesco Chair of Eremology, International Centre for Eremology. Ghent, Belgium. 16-17 July 2010. Book of abstracts. pp. 47.
 
Martínez-Murillo, J., López-Vicente, M., Poesen, J., Ruiz-Sinoga, J., 2010. Modelling the effects of land use changes on runoff and soil erosion in two Mediterranean catchments with active gullies in the South of Spain. In: Zglobicki, W. (ed). Human Impact on Gully Erosion. 5th International Symposium on Gully Erosion. Institute of Earth Sciences, Marie Curie Sklodowska University. Lublin, Poland, 19-24 April 2010. Book of abstracts.
 
Martínez-Murillo, J., Nadal-Romero, E., Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., 2010. Scale effects on sediment yield from badlands in Mediterranean environments. In: Zglobicki, W. (Ed). Human Impact on Gully Erosion. 5th International Symposium on Gully Erosion. Institute of Earth Sciences, Marie Curie Sklodowska University. Lublin, Poland, 19-24 April 2010. Book of abstracts.
 
Poesen, J., 2010. Challenges in gully erosion research. In: Zglobicki, W. (Ed). Human Impact on Gully Erosion. Human Impact on Gully Erosion. 5th International Symposium on Gully Erosion. Institute of Earth Sciences, Marie Curie Sklodowska University. Lublin, Poland, 19-24 April 2010. Book of abstracts.
 
Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., Verstraeten, G., Maetens, W., de Vente, J., Ocakoglu, F., 2010. Regional differences and scale dependency of sediment yield in Europe. In: JFIC2010 Ed. Hydrology and Sedimentation for a Changing Future: Existing and Emerging Issues. Proc. of the Joint Federal Interagency Hydrologic Modelling and Sedimentation Conference. Las Vegas, NV, USA, 27 June – 1 July 2010. Book of abstracts pp. 226, ISBN 978-0-9779007-2-5 and extended abstract on CD ROM: 11 pp., ISBN 978-0-9779007-3-2.
 
Maetens, W., Poesen, J., Vanmaercke, M. 2010. A plot data review and analysis of runoff and soil loss reduction by soil and water conservation techniques in the Euro-Mediterranean. In: Universidad Internaciónal de Andalucía Environment Workshops 2010. Optimizing and integrating predictions of agricultural soil and water conservation models at different scales. Baeza, Spain, 27-29 September 2010. Book of Abstracts.
 
Poesen, J., Maetens, W., Smets, T., Verachtert, E., Vanmaercke, M., Nyssen, J., 2010. Soil and water conservation: problems and research needs for improving predictions. In: Universidad Internaciónal de Andalucía Environment Workshops 2010. Optimizing and integrating predictions of agricultural soil and water conservation models at different scales. Baeza, Spain, 27-29 September 2010. Book of Abstracts.
 
Maetens, W., Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., 2010. Assessment of the effectiveness of soil and water conservation techniques (SWCT) in the Euro-Mediterranean region. International Conference on Combating Land Degradation in Agricultural Areas. LANDCON 1010 conference. World Association of Soil and Water Conservation. Xi’an, China, 11-15 October 2010.
 
Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., Maetens, M., de Vente, J., Verstraeten, G., 2010. Sediment Yield as a Desertification Risk Indicator. International Conference on Combating Land Degradation in Agricultural Areas. LANDCON 1010 conference. World Association of Soil and Water Conservation. Xi’an, China, 11-15 October 2010.
 
Poesen, J. 2011. Research challenges for soil erosion, soil and water conservation. International Association of Geomorphology, Regional Conference, Geomorphology for Human Adaptation to Changing Tropical Environments. Addis Abeba University, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, 18 February-1 March 2011.
 
de Vente, J., Poesen, J., Vanmaercke, M., Verstraeten, G. Predicting soil erosion and sediment yield at the catchment scale: scale issues, modelling and understanding. In: EGU General Assembly 2011. Geophysical Research Abstracts 13, EGU2011-13170, Vienna, Austria, April 3-8. submitted
 
Maetens, W., Poesen, J., Vanmaercke, M. 2011. Inter-annual variation of runoff and soil loss in Europe and the Mediterranean in relation to land use and climate. In: EGU General Assembly 2011. Geophysical Research Abstracts 13, EGU2011-2285. April 3-8, Vienna, Austria. submitted.
 
Maetens, W., Poesen, J., Vanmaercke, M. 2011. Confrontation of the PESERA map with measured soil loss rates at plot scale. In: EGU General Assembly 2011. Geophysical Research Abstracts 13, EGU2011-2287. Vienna, Austria, April 3-8. submitted
 
Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., Maetens, W., de Vente, J., Verstraeten, G. The importance of Sediment Yield as a Desertification Indicator. In: EGU General Assembly 2011. Geophysical Research Abstracts 13, 2011-5044-1 Vienna, Austria, April 3-8. submitted
Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., Maetens, W., de Vente, J., Verstraeten, G. Towards the prediction of pre-anthropocene sediment yields for small catchments in Europe. In: EGU General Assembly 2011. Geophysical Research Abstracts 13, 2011-5021. Vienna, Austria, April 3-8. submitted
 
Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., Maetens, W., de Vente, J., Verstraeten, G. How long should we measure to obtain reliable average catchment sediment yields? In: EGU General Assembly 2011. Geophysical Research Abstracts 13, 2011- 2011-5057. Vienna, Austria, April 3-8. submitted
 
Presentations at national conferences:
Maetens, W., Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., 2010. The effectiveness of soil and water conservation techniques in reducing runoff and soil loss: establishment and analysis of a Euro-Mediterranean database. In: Day of young soil scientists. Belgian Soil Science Society. Brussels, Belgium, February 23 2010. Book of abstracts pp. 12.
 
Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., Verstraeten, G., Maetens, W., de Vente, J., Ocakoglu, F., 2010. Sediment yield in Europe: spatial patterns, scale-dependence and modeling implications. Day of young soil scientists. Belgian Soil Science Society. Brussels, Belgium, February 23 2010. Book of abstracts pp. 10.
 
Nadal-Romero E., Martínez-Murillo J.F., Vanmaercke M., Poesen, J. 2010. Factores de la producción de sedimento en badlands Mediterráneos. In Ubeda, X., Vericat, D. & Batalla, R.J. (Ed.) Avances de la Geomorfología en España 2008-2010. Sociedad Española de Geomorfologia. XI Reunión Nacional de Geomorfología. Solsona, Spain, 20-24 September 2010. Book of Abstracts pp. 153-156. ISBN: 978-84-693-4551-1.
 
Maetens, W., Poesen, J., Vanmaercke, M. A plot data review and analysis of runoff and soil loss reduction by soil and water conservation techniques in the Euro-Mediterranean region. 4th Belgian Geography Days. Geography in a Changing Wold. K.U.Leuven, Heverlee, Belgium. 22 October 2010. Book of abstracts.
 
M. Vanmaercke, J. Poesen, G. Verstraeten, W. Maetens, J. de Vente, F. Ocakoglu: A regional analysis of Sediment Yield and its scale dependence in Europe. 4th Belgian Geography Days. Geography in a Changing Wold. K.U.Leuven, Heverlee, Belgium. 22 October 2010. Book of abstracts.
 
Presentations at DESIRE project meetings:
Maetens, W., Poesen, J., Vanmaercke, M., 2010. Evaluation of the effectiveness of soil and water conservation techniques (SWCT): a plot runoff and soil loss database approach. In: Advances in land degradation research: integrating different approaches. Programme and abstracts of the DESIRE project PhD. workshop. Enschede, The Netherlands, 18-21 May 2010. Book of Abstracts pp. 5-6.
 
Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., Verstraeten, G., de Vente, J., Maetens, W., Ocakoglu, F., 2010. Understanding the spatial patterns and scale effects of sediment yield in Europe. In: Advances in land degradation research: integrating different approaches. Programme and abstracts of the DESIRE project PhD. workshop. Enschede, The Netherlands, 18-21 May 2010. Book of Abstracts pp. 21.
 
Maetens, W., Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., 2010. Assessment of the effectiveness of soil and water conservation techniques (SWCT) in the Euro-Mediterranean region. DESIRE plenary meeting. October Xi’an, China, 11-18 2010.
 
Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., Maetens, M., de Vente, J., Verstraeten, G., 2010. Sediment Yield as a Desertification Risk Indicator. DESIRE plenary meeting. October Xi’an, China, 11-18 2010.
 
DESIRE Newsletters:
Maetens, W. 2011. How effective are soil and water conservation techniques in the Mediterranean? DESIRE newsletter 5.
 
Vanmaercke, M. 2011. Assessing Desertification at the catchment scale. DESIRE newsletter 5.
 
Other:
Poesen, J., 2010. Drought, Water Shortage and Desertification issues in Spain. Belgian national radio channel Radio 1, Radio Interview.
 
Partner 3 (Leeds)
Conferences
Nainggolan, D., Termansen, M., Hubacek, K., & Reed, Mark. International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE) 11th Biennial Conference. Germany on 22 – 25 August 2010. Title of oral presentation: ‘An integrated modelling approach for evaluating land use change in a degradation prone agro-ecosystem of southern Spain’.
Nainggolan, D., Termansen, M., Hubacek, K., & Reed, Mark. RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, 1-3 September 2010: Confronting the Challenges of the Post-Crisis Global Economy and Environment. Royal Geographical Society – London. Title of oral presentation: ‘Integrated Modelling of Land Use Change in Mediterranean Dryland Agro-ecosystem: What can be learnt from the process?’. 
Nainggolan, D., Fleskens, L., Termansen, M., Hubacek, K., & Reed, Mark. Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change. Berlin 8-9 October 2010. Title of oral presentation: ‘Regional Effects of Local Responses to Uncertainty of Agricultural Water Supply in Múrcia, Spain’.
 
Fleskens L, Kirkby MJ, Irvine BJ. 2010. The PESERA-DESMICE modelling framework for grid-based assessment of the physical impact and economic viability of land degradation mitigation technologies DESURVEY/IFAD Conference  28-29 September 2010, Rome, Italy.
Nainggolan D et al. 2010. Regional effects of local responses to uncertainty of agricultural water supply in Múrcia, Spain. Berlin Conference on Environmental Change, 7-8 October 2010, Berlin, Germany.
Verzandvoort S et al. 2010. DESIRE demo-session. DESURVEY/IFAD Conference  28-29 September 2010, Rome, Italy.
 
Papers
Fleskens L, Hubacek K, Reed MS, Termansen M. 2010. Assessing local solutions for global environmental problems: model development and application for the case of mitigating land degradation. International Society for Ecological Economics Conference, 22-25 August 2010, Oldenburg, Germany.
 
 Akhtar-Schuster M, Thomas R, Stringer LC, Chasek P, and Seely M Improving the enabling environment to combat land degradation: institutional, financial, legal and science-policy challenges and solutions. In press in Land Degradation and Development
 
Chasek P, Essahli W, Akhtar-Schuster M, Stringer LC, Thomas R Integrated Land Degradation Monitoring and Assessment: Horizontal Knowledge Management at the National and International Levels. Submitted to Land Degradation and Development.
 
Contribution to a UNDP-UNCCD report called "The forgotten billion - progress towards the MDGs in the drylands"
 
Partner 4 (Swansea)
Journal articles (peer-reviewed)
Urbanek, E., Bodi, M., Doerr, S.H. and Shakesby, R.A. (2010) Autoclaving causes significant alteration of soil wettability. Soil Science Society of America Journal 74, 2086-8.
 
Shakesby, R.A. Post-wildfire soil erosion in the Mediterranean: review and future research directions. Earth-Science Reviews (in press).
 
Conference proceedings
Urbanek, E., Bodi, M., Shakesby, R.A., Doerr, S.H. (2010) Autoclaving as a mean of modifying the soil wettability characteristics. Geophysical Research Abstracts  EGU2010-2487.
 
Ferreira, C.S.S., Walsh, R.P.D., Injai, M., Costa, M., Shakesby, R.A., Ferreira, A.J.D. (2010)
Temporal variability and switching dynamics of soil hydrophobicity: fire impacts. Geophysical Research Abstracts EGU2010-12241.
 
Shakesby, R,.A., Stoof, C.R., Ferreira, C.S.S. Walsh, R.P.D, Urbanek, E. Ferreira, A.J.D. (2010) Monitoring post-fire erosion from plot- to catchment scale using a nested scale approach. Geophysical Research Abstracts EGU2010-14082.
 
Ferreira, C.S.S., Shakesby, R.A., Walsh, R.P.D., Ferreira, A.J.D., Urbanek, E. (2010) Using rainfall simulation to monitor the effect of fire on overland flow and erosion through time. Geophysical Research Abstracts EGU2010-12189.
 
Shakesby, R.A., Ferreira, C.S.S., Walsh, R.P.D., Ferreira, A.J.D., Urbanek, E., Stoof, C.R. (2010) Is timing of prescribed fire critical for limiting post-fire erosion? Lessons from Portugal. Geophysical Research Abstracts  EGU2010-11470.
 
Shakesby, R.A., Ferreira, C.S.S., Walsh, R.P.D., Urbanek, E., Ferreira, A.J.D. and Stoof, C.R. (2010) Temporal changes in sediment, organic matter and nutrient losses following an experimental fire in Atlantic-Mediterranean heath, central Portugal. In Viegas, D.X. (ed.) Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Forest Fire Research, Coimbra 15-18th November 2010.
 
Ferreira, C.S.S., Shakesby R.A., Walsh, R.P.D., González-Pelayo, O.,Ferreira, A.J.D. and Rubio J.L. (2010)Application of rainfall simulation to assessing the hydrological and erosional impacts of fire affecting different lithologies, vegetation types and fuel loads, central Portugal. In Viegas, D.X. (ed.) Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Forest Fire Research, Coimbra,15-18th November 2010.
 
Shakesby, R.A., Ferreira, C.S.S., Walsh, R.P.D., Urbanek, E., Ferreira, A.J.D. & Stoof, C.R. (2010) Soil degradational effects of prescribed fire, central Portugal. International Conference on Combating Land Degradation in Agricultural Areas (LANDCON1010), Xi’an, China, October 11-14, 2010.
 
 
Future conference presentations
Esteves T., Ferreira, A., Soares, J., Kirkby, M., Shakesby, R., Irvine, B., Ferreira, C.S., Coelho, C. & Carreiras, M. (2011) Using PESERA to manage desertification processes following wildfires in Góis and Mação, Portugal. FESP III, International Meeting of Fire Effects on Soil Properties, 15-19 March 2011, Guimarães. Portugal
 
Shakesby, R.A., Ferreira, C.S.S., Walsh, R.P.D., Bento, C., Ferreira, A.J.D. & Stoof,C.A. (2011) Fire impact on soil and nutrient losses in schist mountain areas, central Portugal. FESP III, International Meeting of Fire Effects on Soil Properties, 15-19 March 2011, Guimarães. Portugal
 
Doerr, SH, Shakesby, RA (2011) Do common fire-severity estimation parameters really tell us much about landscape susceptibility to enhanced hydrogeomorphological response? European Geosciences Union, General Assembly, Vienna, 17-22 April 2011
 
 
Conferences attended (and to be attended) and DESIRE results presented
European Geosciences Union, General Assembly, Vienna, 2-7 May 2010
 
International Conference on Combating Land Degradation in Agricultural Areas (LANDCON1010), Xi’an, China, October 11-14, 2010.
 
FESP III, International Meeting of Fire Effects on Soil Properties, 15-19 March 2011, Guimarães. Portugal
 
European Geosciences Union, General Assembly, Vienna, 17-22 April 2011
 
Partner 5 (CDE)
- Presentation of PhD work G. Schwilch at the international DESIRE PhD conference in Enschede 18-20 May 2010
- Presentation of WB3 transdisciplinary experiences at the Swiss Transdisciplinary Network (td-net) conference on 15 Sep 2010 in Geneva.
- Presentation of DESIRE decision support methodology within a WOCAT presentation at the international Tropentag conference in Zürich on 15 Sep 2010
- Presentation of DESIRE and WOCAT methods at the international Desurvey conference in Rome on 28-29 Sep 2010
- Presentation of DESIRE and WOCAT methods at the International LANDCON conference in Xi'ian, China on Oct 12-15 2010
 
Publication of peer-reviewed research papers
Schwilch G., Bestelmeyer B, Bunning S., Critchley W., Herrick J., Kellner K., Liniger H.P., Nachtergaele F., Ritsema C.J., Schuster B., Tabo R., van Lynden G., Winslow M. Experiences in Monitoring and Assessment of Sustainable Land Management. Land Degradation & Development (in press). Doi 10.1002/ldr.1040
 
Partner 6 (Spain)
Some of the project results were presented at National and International conferences, and the following documents published in 2010 or early 2011 acknowledge the DESIRE project:
- Alcalá, F.J., Cantón, Y.,Contreras, S.,Were, A, Serrano-Ortiz, P., Puigdefábregas, J., Solé-Benet,A., Custodio, E., Domingo, F. 2011. Diffuse and concentrated recharge evaluation using physical and tracer techniques: results from a semiarid carbonate massif aquifer in southeastern Spain. Environmental Earth Sciences, 62: 541-557.
- Solé-Benet,A., Lázaro,R., Domingo,F., Cantón,Y., Puigdefábregas,J. 2010. Why most agricultural terraces in steep slopes in semiarid SE Spain remain well preserved since their abandonment 50 years ago? Pirineos, 165:215-235.
- Chamizo,S., Rodríguez-Caballero,E., Miralles-Mellado, I., Afana, A., Lázaro, R., Domingo, F. Calvo-Cases, A., Sole-Benet, A., Cantón, Y. 2010. Características de las costras físicas y biológicas del suelo con mayor influencia sobre la infiltración y la erosión en ecosistemas semiáridos. Pirineos, 165: 69-96.
- Cantón, Y., Solé-Benet, A., deVente, J., Boix-Fayos, C., Calvo-Cases, A., Asensio, C., Puigdefábregas, J. 2011. Runoff generation and soil erosion in semiarid south-eastern Spain. J. Arid Env. (accepted with minor corrections).
Several other publications were submitted and are currently under review in high impact journals.
 
Partners 7 and 18 (Góis and Mação, Portugal)
The following communications were presented:
  • Coelho, C.O.A., Keizer, J.J. (2010). Fire effects on soil and water resources, and their mitigation. Workshop: Forest fires research - beyond burnt area statistics. May 26, 2010. Aveiro, Portugal.
  • Valente, S., Coelho, C., Ferreira, A., Moreira, J., Carreiras, M., Soares, J., Schwilch, G., Bachmann, F., Carvalho, T. (2010). Methodology for participatory SLM appraisal and selection – the Portuguese experience. International Conference on Combating Land Degradation in Agricultural Areas (LANDCON 1010). October 11-15, 2010. Xi’an, China.
  • Coelho, C., Valente, S., Ferreira, A., Soares, J., Carvalho, T., Ribeiro, C. (2010). Forest fires versus Desertification in Portugal. International Conference on Combating Land Degradation in Agricultural Areas (LANDCON 1010). October 11-15, 2010. Xi’an, China.
  • Esteves, T.C.J., Ferreira, A.J.D., Soares, J.A.A., Kirby, M.J., Shakesby, R.A., Irvine, B.J., Ferreira, C.S.S., Coelho, C.O.A., Carreiras, M.A. (2010). Using PESERA to manage desertification processes following wildfires in Góis and Mação, Portugal. International Conference on Combating Land Degradation in Agricultural Areas (LANDCON 1010). October 11-15, 2010. Xi’an, China.
  • Esteves, T.C.J., Ferreira, A.J.D., Soares, J.A.A., Kirby, M.J., Shakesby, R.A., Irvine, B.J., Ferreira, C.S.S., Coelho, C.O.A., Carreiras, M.A. (2010). Modelling runoff and erosion in a fire-prone environmental. International Conference on Combating Land Degradation in Agricultural Areas (LANDCON 1010). October 11-15, 2010. Xi’an, China.
And one book chapter was published:
  • Ferreira, A.J.D., Tavares, J., Baptista, I., Coelho, C.O.A., Reis, A., Varela, L., Bentub, J. (2010). Efficiency of overland and erosion mitigation techniques at Ribeira Seca, Santiago Island, Cape Verde. in Surface Runoff and Overland Flow. Hydrological Science and Engineering Book Series, Nova Science Publishers, New York (2010).
 
Partner 8 (Rendina)
BORSELLI  L., TORRI D. 2010. Soil roughness, slope and surface storage relationship for impervious areas. Journal of Hydrology 393 (2010) 389–400.doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2010.09.002

BORSELLI L., CASSI P.,SALVADOR SANCHIS P. (2009). Soil Erodibility Assessment for Applications at Watershed Scale.In “Manual of Methods for Soil and Land Evaluation”, Edoardo A.C. Costantini ed., Science Publisher Inc., 600 pages. ISBN 978-1-57808-571-2
 
A robust algorithm for estimating probable values of soil erodibility. In preparation.
 
PESERA-L the addendum to PESERA model for shallow landslide contribution to sediment yield . In preparation.
 
Flow connectivity Connectivity and land degradation. Planned.
 
  
Partner 9 (AUA Crete)
AUA has prepared two publications approved for presentation at the 6th ESSC International Congress in Thessaloniki, Greece (9-14 May, 2011), entitled:
                    “The effect of overgrazing on soil erosion and land desertification in grazing land” by: Or. Kairis, Ch. Karavitis , Aik. Kounalaki , V. Fassouli, C. Kosmas.
                    “The effect of land management practices on soil erosion and land desertification in olive groves” by: Or. Kairis, Ch. Karavitis , Aik. Kounalaki , V. Fassouli, C. Kosmas.
 
Partner 10 (Turkey)
 
Partner 11 (Morocco)
 
Partner 12 (Tunisia)
 
Partner 13 (China)
Presentations
1.         Wang Fei, Li Rui, Gudrun Schwilch, Hanspeter Liniger. 2010. Selecting SLM Technologies Using Stakeholder Workshops in the Loess Plateau. International Conference on Combating Land Degradation in Agricultural Areas (LANDCON1010) Xi’an, China 
2.         WANG Fei, MU Xingmin, LI Rui. 2008. Compliant Policy for Sustainable Water Resources Management in the Yellow River Basin, China. International conference of "Water for Future Generations", Yangling, China
 
Publication list
1.         LU Xiang-hui, MU Xing-min, Vinay Nangia, SUI Yan-yan, YAO Yu-qing, WANG Fei, GAO Peng. Validation of the effect of DSSAT model on winter wheat under conservation tillage treatments in west Henan. Agricultural Research in the Arid Areas. 2010, (3): 64-70
2.         WANG Qunxing, LI Rui, WANG Fei, MU Xing-min. Impact of Human Activities on the Runoff and Sediment Change of the Yan River Based on the Similar Precipitation Condition. Bulletin of Soil and Water Conservation. 2010, 20(3): 15-20
3.         LI Jin-peng, WANG Fei, MU Xing-min, LI Rui, YANG Qin-ke. Impacts of Landuse Change on Ecosystem Services Value in the Yanhe River Basin. Research of Soil and Water Conservation, 2010, 17(3):110-114
4.         Wang Fei, Li Rui, Yang Qinke, Jiao Juying.2009, Policy development of soil and water conservation in the Loess Plateau. SCIENCE OF SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION, Vol.7, No1, 103-107
5.         ZHANG Jin-xin, MU Xing-min, WANG Fei, Peter R.hobbs, LIU Yu-lan. Technology and Policy Orientation of Conservation Agriculture Based on Soil Quality. Research of Soil and Water Conservation, 2009,16(1): 264-268
6.         LIU Yu-lan, MU Xing-min ,WANG Fei ,LI Jin-peng ,WANG Jian. Research on Cropping System Regionalization of the Loess Plateau Region. Journal of Henan Agricultural Sciences, 2009, (4): 59-64
7.         JIAO Feng, WEN Zhong-ming, CONG Huai-jun. Makeup of Soil Water Reservoir and Its Quantitative Analysis in the Loess Hilly Region——A Case Study of Ansai County,Shaanxi Province. Research of Soil and Water Conservation, 2009, (2)
8.         WANG Fei, MU Xing-min, JIAO Ju-ying, LI Rui. Natural Runoff Stage Analysis Controlled by the Least Duration of Each Stage of the Yellow River. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 2009, (3): 34-37
9.         WANG Fei , MU Xing-min ,JIAO Ju-ying, LI Rui. 2008, Impact of human activities on runoff and sediment change of Yanhe River based on the periods divided by sediment concentration. JOURNAL OF SEDIMENT RESEARCH, No4:8-13
10.     YUE Man, CHANG Qing-rui, WANG Fei, HUO Ai-di. Research Progress in Soil Organic Carbon Storage. Chinese Journal of Soil Science, 2008, 39(5):1173 ~1178
11.     LU Xiang-hui, SUI Yan-yan, WANG Fei, MU Xing-min. The conservation tillage technique and it's influences on farmland environment. AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH IN THE ARID AREAS. 2007, 25(3): 66-72
12.     Jinxin Zhang, Qingxin Liu, Xingmin Mu, Fei Wang, Qi Lu, Ping Meng, Faqi Wu, Haixia Wei. Configuration of Soil and Water Conservation Tillage Technology Based on Farming System Regionalization of the Loess Plateau. Proceedings of the International Conference on Combating Land Degradation in Agricultural Areas (LANDCON 1010). October 11 to 15, 2010:285-289
13.     Wang Fei. Dryland farming and conservation tillage technologySouth-South Cooperation on Science and Technology to Address Climate Change Applicable Technology Manual. 中国科学技术交流中心 China Science and Technology Exchange Center (Edition 1). November 8, 2010, page 40 (two editions: in English, in Chinese) (http://www.cstec.org.cn)
 
 
Partner 14 (University of Wageningen)
 
Partner 15 (Nestos, Greece)
 
Partner 16 (BothEnds)
 
Partner 17 (ISRIC)
 
Partner 18 (ESAC)
 
Partner 19 (CARI)
 
Partner 20 (Botswana)
 
Partner 21 (ITC)
 
Partner 22 (Mexico)
Presentations and posters, e.g. at conferences, at least part-funded by DESIRE (not peer-reviewed)
Ramos Ramirez, A. G., A. F. Gómez Tagle Rojas, A. Cabrera González, C. Prat, A. Hernández Jiménez, P. Lobbit, L. E. Medina Orozco et M. Alcalá de Jesús, 2009. Relación entre el tiempo de cambio de uso del suelo y su nivel de degradación en la subcuenca de Cointzio, Michoacán. In: 1er Foro académico del posgrado en ciencias biológicas y agropecuarias (Ed.: UMSNHs), Uruapán, Michoacán, México, 4-6/11/09.
 
Alcalá De Jesús, M., J. C. González Cortés et C. Prat, 2010. Secuencia altitudinal de suelos con riesgo de degradación en la Cuenca de Cointzio, Michoacán. In: VII Coloquio internacional multidisciplinario (Ed.: UMSNHs), UMSNH, Huétamo, Mich, México, 30/11-3/12/2010. Poster and abstracts
 
Alvarado-Villanueva Reyna, Ortega-Murillo MarÍa del Rosario, Salles Natache, Némery Julien, Gratiot Nicolas y Hernández-Morales Rubén. 2010. Distribución horizontal del fitoplanctón durante la época estival en la presa de Cointzio, Michoacán, México. V Congreso Nacional de Limnología, Morelia, Michoacán, México, 24-26/11/10. Poster
 
Alvarado‐Villanueva Reyna, Muñoz‐Gaytan Arcadio Antonio, Ortega‐Murillo María del Rosario, Némery Julien, Gratiot Nicolas, Salles Natache y Hernández‐Morales Rubén. 2010. Distribución vertical del zooplanctón durante la época de lluvias en la presa de Cointzio, Michoacán, México. V Congreso Nacional de Limnología, Morelia, Michoacán, México, 24-26/11/10. Oral présentation.
 
Ortega-Murillo María del Rosario, Alvarado-Villanueva Reyna, Salles Natache, Némery Julien, Gratiot Nicolas, Muñoz- Gaytan A. Antonio y Hernández-Morales Rubén. 2010. Riqueza específica del fitoplanctón vivo en la presa de Cointzio, Michoacán, México. V Congreso Nacional de Limnología, Morelia, Michoacán, México, 24-26/11/10. Poster.
 
Cansino-Navarrete N., Hernández-Morales R., Ortega-Murillo M.R. y Alvarado-Villanueva R. 2010. Calidad del agua en la presa de Cointzio, Michoacán, México. V Congreso Nacional de Limnología, Morelia, Michoacán, México, 24-26/11/10. Poster.
 
Catherine Mathuriau, Susana Herrejón y Julien Nemery. 2010. Diagnóstico de la calidad de los ecosistemas acuáticos de la cuenca de Cointzio. V Congreso Nacional de Limnología, Morelia, Michoacán, México, 24-26/11/10. Oral présentation.
 
Publication of peer-reviewed research papers
Evrard, O., J. Némery, N. Gratiot, C. Duvert, S. Ayrault, I. Lefèvre, J. Poulenard, C. Prat, P. Bonté et M. Esteves, 2010. Sediment dynamics during the rainy season in tropical highland catchments of central Mexico using fallout radionuclides. Geomorphology, Vol. 124 (1-2) : 42-54
 
Duvert, C., N. Gratiot, O. Evrard, O. Navratil, J. Némery, C. Prat et M. Esteves, 2010. Drivers of erosion and suspended sediment transport in three headwater catchments of the Mexican Central Highlands. Geomorphology, Vol 123 (3-4): 243-256.
 
Water Resources Management (2010 in review)
Analysing some relationships between land cover, land use change and hydrological processes at watershed level: A multitemporal study in the Cointzio watershed, Mexico. Erna M. López Granados, Ph.D.; Nicolas Gratiot, Ph.D; Manuel E. Mendoza, Ph.D.;Daniel I. González, M.Sc.; F Arnaud, Ph.D.; O Magand, Ph.D.; Christian Prat, Ph.D.; Michel Esteves Ph.D.
 
Erna Lopez-Granados, Manuel E. Mendoza, Daniel I. González (submitted) Linking geomorphologic knowledge, RS and GIS techniques for analysing land cover and land use change: a multitemporal study in the Cointzio watershed, Mexico. Investigaciones Geográficas, Boletín del Instituito de Geografía de la UNAM
 
 
Partner 25 (MEDES is coordinator of WB6)
Publications  in year 4:
                    Continued design and filling of the DESIRE Harmonised Information System http://www.desire-his.eu/
                    Compilation and editing of DESIRE Newsletters 3,4,5,6, and Info-brief 1. Major contribution to editing DESIRE Factsheets 1,2,3.  Contribution to editing Info-brief 2.
                    Contribution of poster and PowerPoint presentation to: Verzandvoort S et al. 2010. DESIRE demo-session. DESURVEY/IFAD Conference  28-29 September 2010, Rome, Italy.
                    Contribution of poster at LANDCON conference, Xi’an, China, October 2010.
                    DESIRE communication and dissemination training video: http://www.vimeo.com/16466066
                    Contributions to 3 multi-author papers listed above (at top of document).
 
Proposed paper"Designing a public on-line information system showing the development and results of the DESIRE Project”.
 
Partner 26 (Russia)
Gave a presentation at XXIX Congress of Soil Science (Brisbane, Australia, 1-6 August 2010) plus 2 posters showing results of research in the DESIRE project.
Presented the results of the DESIRE project at two internal research conference (Moscow, 22-24 April, 2010 and Novocherkassk, 25-26 September, 2010). 
 
Partner 27 (Chile)
Paper accepted for publication
S. Espinoza, C. Ovalle, A. del Pozo, E. Zagal and , S. Urquiaga. 201. Evaluation of biological N2 fixation in Legumes using 15N natural abundance. Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research.

 
Paper submitted
Ingrid Martínez G., Carlos Ovalle, Alejandro Del Pozo, Hamil Uribe, Natalia Valderrama V., Christian Prat, Marco Sandoval, Fernando Fernández and Erick Zagal. Conservation tillage, soil water content and grain cereal yield in compacted alfisols of the Mediterranean climate region of central Chile. (Soil and Tillage Research) 
 
Paper in preparation
Ingrid Martínez, Christian Prat, Carlos Ovalle, Erick Zagal, Neal Stolpe, Alejandro Del Pozo, Hamil Uribe. Mitigation of water erosion and its effect in no tillage systems in Mediterranean climatic zone of central Chile. (Geoderma)
 
 Ingrid Martínez, Christian Prat, Carlos Ovalle, Erick Zagal, Neal Stolpe, Alejandro Del Pozo, Hamil Uribe Effect of soil physical and chemical indicators under conservation and conventional tillage in a degraded alfisol (Agronomy Journal)
 
 Ingrid Martínez, Christian Prat, Carlos Ovalle, Erick Zagal, Neal Stolpe, Alejandro Del Pozo, Hamil Uribe Influence of conservation and conventional tillage systems in soil enzyme activities in Mediterranean climate (Geoderma)
 
Attendance at local, national or international meetings or conferences
Ingrid Martínez, Christian Prat, Carlos Ovalle, Erick Zagal, Neal Stolpe, Hamil Uribe, Alejandro del Pozo. 2010. Evaluación de sistemas de labranza conservacionista para la mitigación de la erosión hídrica en un suelo Alfisol de clima Mediterráneo. 16º Congreso de la Organización Internacional de Conservación de Suelo (ISCO). Pág. 40-48. 08-12 Noviembre de 2010, Santiago, Chile. 
 
Hamil Uribe, Ingrid Martínez, Carlos Ovalle, Christian Prat, Natalia Valderrama, Marco Sandoval, Fernando Fernández, Erick Zagal. 2010. Efecto de prácticas conservacionistas y sistema convencional en el contenido de humedad en el perfil del suelo en condiciones de clima mediterráneo. 16º Congreso de la Organización Internacional de Conservación de Suelo (ISCO). Pág. 61-62. 08-12 Noviembre. Santiago, Chile. 
 
Ingrid Martínez, Carlos Ruiz, Carlos Ovalle, Felipe Infante. 2010. Rol de género en la conservación de suelos y desarrollo rural en el secano interior de Chile. 16º Congreso de la Organización Internacional de Conservación de Suelo (ISCO). Pág. 138-139. 08-12 Noviembre. Santiago, Chile. 
 
Ingrid Martínez, Carlos Ovalle, Alejandro del Pozo, Hamil Uribe, Natalia Valderrama, Christian Prat, Marco Sandoval, Erick Zagal, Fernando Fernández. 2010. Conservation tillage, soil water content and grain yield in an oat-wheat rotation in Alfisols of the Mediterranean climatic region of Central Chile. Conference on Combating Land Degradation in Agricultural Areas (LANDCON). 11-15 Octubre. Xi’an, China.
 
Ingrid Martínez, Christian Prat, Carlos Ovalle, Erick Zagal, Neal Stolpe, Alejandro Del Pozo, Hamil Uribe. 2010. Mitigation of water erosion and its effect in no tillage systems in Mediterranean climatic zone of central Chile. Conference on Combating Land Degradation in Agricultural Areas (LANDCON). 11-15 Octubre. Xi’an, China.
 
Ruiz C., Ovalle C., Martínez I y Van Hulst F. 2010. Adopción de prácticas conservacionistas y la percepción de los productores en el secano interior de Chile. 61° Congreso Agronómico de Chile. 26-29 Septiembre. Santiago, Chile.
 
Extension publications and dissemination
Tecnología de la Cero Labranza en el secano interior de Chile. 2010. Carlos Ovalle, Carlos Ruíz, Germán Ruíz, Ingrid Martínez. Informative Boocklet N° 1.-  INIA, DESIRE, 6º Programa U.E.:“Cambio planetario y ecosistemas, SAG. 
 
Subsolado en el secano interior de Chile. 2010. Carlos Ovalle, Carlos Ruíz, Germán Ruíz, Ingrid Martínez. Informative Boocklet N° 2.  INIA, DESIRE, 6º Programa U.E.:“Cambio planetario y ecosistemas, SAG. 
 
Ingrid Martínez G., C. Ruíz S. Subsolado: facilita cultivos en el secano interior. Abril 2010. Diario la Discusión Rural. pg. 18.
 
Carlos Ruíz S., Ingrid Martínez G. Curvas de desviación para el control de la erosión en el secano interior. Mayo 2010. Diario la Discusión Rural. pg. 12.
 
H. Uribe, Ingrid Martínez G. Zanjas de infiltración de aguas lluvias en el secano interior. Junio 2010. Diario la Discusión Rural.
 
Technical presentations to stakeholders in Conferences and Field days:
·         Field day in No tillage with farmers and technicians from the secano interior, Yumbel, Biobio Region. May 27th, 2010. 80 farmers and technicians attended.
·         Workshop on soil conservation practices. Yumbel County, August 11th, 2010. 120 farmers and technicians attended.
·         Field day on subsoiling and Conservation Agriculture with farmers and technicians from the secano interior, Yumbel, Biobío Region. September 23rd, 2010. 90 farmers and technicians attended
·         Technical visit to the field experiments with policy makers, researchers and PhD students. June 17th, 2010.
·         Field day with farmers and technicians from the secano interior, Cauquenes, Maule Region. November 17th, 2010. 180 farmers and technicians attended.
·         Field day with farmers and technicians from the secano interior, Yumbel, Biobio Region. November 19th, 2010. 120 farmers and technicians attended.
·         Technical visit to the field experiments with students (Curso Edafología), Universidad Adventista de Chile. November 5th, 2010.
  • Training course for technicians and operators in the Soil Conservation Program. Resultados de ensayos de sistemas de manejo conservacionistas de suelo para áreas de secano. Expositor: Sr. Carlos Ovalle Dr. Ingeniero Agrónomo INIA-Quilamapu. Technicians from the secano interior, Cauquenes, Maule Region. January 17th 2011.
·         Training course for technicians and operators of the Soil Conservation Program.  Sistemas de rotaciones de cultivos para áreas de secano Mediterráneo. Expositor: Sr. Carlos Ovalle Dr. Ingeniero Agrónomo INIA-Quilamapu. Technicians from the secano interior, Cauquenes, Maule Region. January 17th 2011.
 
Partner 28 (INIDA)
 
 
 
 

 

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