Global Change

Challenges for Soil Management

Ed.: Miodrag Zlatic

2010. 363 pages, 118 figures, 61 tables, Catena ISBN 978-3-923381-57-9, US-ISBN 1-59326-248-5, 17x24cm, 950 g
Language: English

(Advances in Geoecology, Volume 41)

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This book gathers a selection of peer-reviewed contributions presented and discussed at the successful LANDCON 0905 Conference held at Tara Mountain, Serbia, between May 26-30 2009.
In keeping with the title of the Conference, “Land Conservation: Global Change - Challenges for Soil Management”, this book analyses and discusses the state of the art and future perspectives of the land. Many of the contributed papers are interconnected with natural, socio-economic and environmental changes worldwide. This book is arranged under eight separate but interconnected headings: LANDCON keynote, Global Change and Soil Degradation, Water Management, Soil Erosion, Sediment Transport and Sedimentation Processes, Erosion and Torrent Control in Environmental Change, Desertification, Socio-Economic and Legal and Institutional Aspects of Soil and Water Conservation, Implementing Global and Regional Projects. The book offers reflections, analysis, facts, new data and suggestions/ recommendations on land issues which are the crucial elements in the functioning of biosphere/environment.
Land conservation and erosion control require a site specific approach, the setting up of a persistent institutional activity in the affected river basins - an activity that must be legally based to be effective. In this sense, each region subject to land erosion needs to develop competent teams of experts able to deal with the site-specific problems, and to ensure institutional and legal support for this activity. An important aspect is the multidisciplinary character of the activity. It is essential to organize periodical exchange of information about the experiences of such teams operating in different regions. For the continuity of the ongoing efforts it is essential to educate and train young professionals to take part in the activity. The LANDCON offered an excellent opportunity in these regards and it can be recommended to continue the organization of similar meetings in the future, in different parts of the globe.
Public information and education are most important aspects of land management and it is worth to underline the positive experiences reported at the LANDCON which confirmed that in many cases the local population has been most supportive to promote land conservation, and cases were quoted about areas where land erosion has been reduced with the growth of population and its agricultural activity - to the contrast of the general assumption that land erosion increases with the increase of population. Four key opportunities were proposed that may also help the message of land conservation reach a wider audience. First was the proposal for the formation of an Intergovernmental Panel on Land and Soil (1PLS), a little sister for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that had done so much to influence international policy. Second was the proposal to widen the brief of the UNESCO International Sediment Initiative (ISI) to include wider catchment characteristics and third was the proposal for a Balkan regional coordination group to continue the work begun in Serbia in 2007 on the creation of administrative frameworks for land conservation. Fourth, was the proposal to include a younger scholars forum in every future LANDCON meeting in order to help the development of the next generation of land conservation scientists.

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Miodrag Zlatic
Chapter I
Martin Haigh
Headwater Control: An Agenda for the Future 1
Chapter II
Global change and Soil Degradation
Gustavo Henrique Merten, Jean Paolo Gomes Minella,
Michele Moro and Clamarion Maier Expansion of Brazilian Agricultural
Territory: Changes in Land Use 13
Chapter III
Water Management
Ildefonso Pla Sentis
Sustainable Water Management under Climate Change 22
Slobodan Petkovic
Water Management for Sustainable Development 37
Ludmila Frolova and Svetlana Firsova
Phytoplankton Genetics: A Potential Tool for Screening
Water Quality 56
Jesús Fernández-Gálvez, Robson Clayton Jacques Arthur,
Aránzazu Peña and MJ Dolores Mingorance
Soil Quality as Affected by Wastewater Irrigation in a Semi-arid
Agricultural Land 63
Stevan Prohaska, Aleksandra Ilic, Branka Miloradovic and Tioslav Petkovic
Identification and Classification of Serbia's Historic Floods 71
Codruta Badaluta Minda and Gheorghe Cretu
The Problems Regarding Rehabilitation of the Bega Canal 80
Chapter IV
Soil erosion, Sediment Transport and Sedimentation Processes
Desmond E. Walling and Yusheng Zhang
A National Assessment of Soil Erosion Based on Caesium-
Caesium-137 Measurements 89
Ivan Blinkov and Ivan Mincev
Multi-Hazard Mapping as a Tool for Effective Risk Management 98
Emiliya Velizarova, Ivan Ts. Marinov and Todor Lubenov
Assessment of Soil Erodibility of Different Land-use Types in a Small
Mountain Watershed 108
Hossein Ghadiri, Gholamreza Sanjari, Bofu Yu and Cyril Ciesiolka
Sediment and Pollutant Transport from Grazing Lands of Australia 119
Ioann is A. Kalinderis, Marios Spountzis, Dimitrios Stathis,
Fani Tziaftani, Per is ter a Kourakli and Panagiotis Stefanidis
The Risk of Sedimentation of Artificial Lakes, Following the Soil Loss
and Degradation Process in the Wider Drainage Basin. Artificial Lake
of Smokovo Case Study (Central Greece) 129
Ivica Kisic. Ferdo Basic, Othmar Nestroy and Mijo Sabolic
Soil Erosion under Different Tillage and Cropping Systems
in Central Croatia 141
Paolo Porto, Desmond E. Walling and Giovanni Callegari
Using ,37Cs Measurements to Calibrate and Validate the
Sediment Delivery Distributed (SEDD) Model for Two
Catchments in Southern Italy 150
Ratko Ristic, Sandra Radivojevic, Boris Radic, Nevena Vasiljevic and
Ivana Bjedov
Restoration of Eroded Surfaces in Ski Resorts of Serbia 165
Sevilay Haciyakupoglu, Ahmet Hizal', Ferhat Gökbulak and M. Sahip Kiziltas
A Comparison of Soil Losses Estimated Using Fallout
Radionuclides and the USLE for the Omerli Watershed, Turkey 175
Sonja Braunovic, Svetlana Bilibajkic and Mihailo Ratknic
Calculation of Rainfall Erosivity Factor in the Region of Vranje
(South-Eastern Serbia) 184
Michael Chiari, Christian Scheidl and Dieter Rickenmann
Assessing Morphologic Changes Caused by Torrential Flood
Events with Airborne LiDAR Data 192
Seyed Hamidreza Sadeghi, Pari Saeidi, Hamzeh Noor and Mohammad Bagher Raisi
Understanding Sediment Yield Processes in a Hyrcanian
Forest Watershed 203
Milutin Stefanovic, Zoran Gavrilovic and Irina Milovanovic
Risks of Application of Modified Models for Erosion and Sediment
Processes 208
Chapter V
Erosion and Torrent Control in Environmental Change
Stanimir Kostadinov
Traditional Uses of Check Dams along History: From Classical to
Functional Check Dams 218
Zoran Miletic, Znezana Stajic and Vlado Cokesa
Effect of Artificially Established Stands of Weymouth Pine, Larch and
Douglas-fir on the Site of Hungarian Oak and Turkey Oak with Hornbeam
{Carpino betuli-Quercetum fametto-cerris (Rud.1949) Jov.1979) on Soil
Erodibility 238
Valentin Golosov and Vladimir Belyaev
Recent Advances in the Assessment of Sediment Redistribution
in River Basins 245
Sara Lukic, Milan Knezevic and Snezana Belanovic
Ameliorative Afforestation in Carbon Accumulation 257
Csilla Hudek
Improving Soil and Water Conservation with Mahonia aquifolium
Horticulture in the Hills of Hungary 269
Ivica Ristovic and Ana Borisavljevic
New Technology for Prevention of Eolian Erosion of Ash on the
Ash Disposals in Power Plant Nikola Tesla in Serbia 278
Chapter VI
Socio-Economic, Legal and Institutional Aspects of Soil and Water
Miodrag Zlatic
Socio-Economic Issues of SLM in Serbia 286
Slavoljub Dragicevic and Ivica Milevski
Human Impact of the Landscape - Examples from Serbia
and Macedonia 298
Bernard Vanheusden
Recent Developments in the EU Legal Framework for
Soil Protection 310
Liljana Keca and Sanja Pajic
Financial Aspects of Restoration in Poplar Plantations with Technology
of Full Ground and Soil Preparation 321
Irene L. Heuser
History and Ethics of European (& International) Soil
Protection Law 334
Aoife Shields
Environmental Agreements and the Remediation of Protection Law 354