- EcoSSSoil International Symposium, Republic of Korea -
The great challenge: Reducing environmental impacts of food production
Global impact of 21st century land use change on soil erosion
Human activity and related land use change are the primary cause of accelerated soil erosion, which has substantial implications for nutrient and carbon cycling, land productivity and in turn, worldwide socio-economic conditions. We challenge the previous annual soil erosion reference values as our estimate, of 35.9 Pg yr−1 of soil eroded in 2012, is at least two times lower. Our findings indicate a potential overall increase in global soil erosion driven by cropland expansion. The greatest increases are predicted to occur in Sub-Saharan Africa, South America and Southeast Asia.
21st World Congress of Soil Science
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Human activity and related land use change are the primary cause of accelerated soil erosion. This has substantial implications for nutrient and carbon cycling, land productivity and thus the worldwide socio-economic conditions. In this study we provide quantitative, thorough estimates of soil erosion at the global scale by means of an unprecedentedly high-resolution (250 x 250 m grid), spatially distributed.
UN Global Symposium on Soil Erosion
The Global Symposium on Soil Erosion (GSER19), ‘Stop soil erosion, Save our future’ was held from 15-17 May 2019, at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Headquarters in Rome
Global Soil Erosion Research Forum
Yangling, China. The Global Soil Erosion Research Forum. This forum was jointly sponsored by the World Association of Soil and the Water Conservation, the DesertNet International and the Chinese Society of Soil and Water Conservation, and organized by the Institute of Soil and Water Conservation of CAS&MWR and the State Key Laboratory of Soil Erosion and Dryland Farming on Loess Plateau.
EC JRC workshop
This workshop, which was held on the EC JRC-Ispra site, addressed issues regarding how local/regional modelling results can be upscaled (or applied) to the European scale. The workshop also served as a follow-up of recent JRC modelling developments and published maps on soil erosion by water and wind.