Identification of Degraded Land in the Canary Islands; Tests and Reviews

Santamarta Cerezal, Juan Carlos and Rodriguez Martin, Jesica and Merino, Cristina and Arraiza Bermudez-Cañete, Maria Paz and Lopez, J.V. (2014). Identification of Degraded Land in the Canary Islands; Tests and Reviews. "IERI PROCEDIA 2014" (n. 8); pp. 77-82. ISSN 2212-6678. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ieri.2014.09.013.

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Title: Identification of Degraded Land in the Canary Islands; Tests and Reviews
Author/s:
  • Santamarta Cerezal, Juan Carlos
  • Rodriguez Martin, Jesica
  • Merino, Cristina
  • Arraiza Bermudez-Cañete, Maria Paz
  • Lopez, J.V.
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: IERI PROCEDIA 2014
Date: 2014
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Montes (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería y Gestión Forestal y Ambiental
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Degraded Land is an area that either by natural causes (fires, floods, storms or volcanic eruptions) or more by direct or indirect causes of human action, has been altered or modified from its natural state. Restoration is an activity that initiates or accelerates the recovery of an ecosystem. It can be defined as the set of actions taken in order to reverse or reduce the damage caused in the territory. In the case of the Canary Islands there is a high possibility for the territory to suffer processes that degrade the environment, given that the islands are very fragile ecosystems. Added to this they are territories isolated from the continent, which complicates the process of restoring them. In this paper, the different types of common degraded areas in the Canary Islands are identified, as well as the proposed solutions for remediation, such as afforestation of agricultural land or landfill closure and restoration.

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Item ID: 36026
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/36026/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:36026
DOI: 10.1016/j.ieri.2014.09.013
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212667814000616
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 19 Jun 2015 10:33
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2015 10:53
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