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Title: Numerical modelling of soil erosion susceptibility in the Maltese Islands using geographic information systems and the Revised Uni- versal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE)
Authors: Sultana, Daniel
Keywords: Soil erosion -- Malta
Soil erosion -- Mediterranean Region
Soil erosion -- Mathematical models
Issue Date: 2015-08
Publisher: Malta Chamber of Scientists
Citation: Xjenza. 2015, Vol.3(1), p. 41-50
Abstract: The Mediterranean region is subject to various factors that exacerbate soil erosion pressures. Such factors include agricultural land fragmentation and abandonment, unsustainable agricultural practices and rapid urbanisation. Soil erosion in the Maltese Islands has been identi ed as a predominating land degradation process and a major threat to the sustainability of the agricultural sector. The small scale of the Maltese Islands facilitates an in detail national study of soil erosion processes and contributing socio-economic dynamics. The research methods, erosion rate values and controlling dynamics discussed in this work have a particular relevance to the Mediterranean area.
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