Re-evaluating sheet erosion rates in a popular trekking trail located at the Spanish Central System

Bodoque del Pozo, Jose Maria and Ballesteros Cánovas, Juan Antonio and Rubiales Jimenez, Juan Manuel and Martín-Duque, José F. and Genova Fuster, Maria del Mar and Díez-Herrero, Andrés (2009). Re-evaluating sheet erosion rates in a popular trekking trail located at the Spanish Central System. In: "7th International Conference on Geomorphology (ANZIAG)", 06/07/2009 - 11/07/2009, Melbourne, Australia. ISBN 9781877040740.

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Title: Re-evaluating sheet erosion rates in a popular trekking trail located at the Spanish Central System
Author/s:
  • Bodoque del Pozo, Jose Maria
  • Ballesteros Cánovas, Juan Antonio
  • Rubiales Jimenez, Juan Manuel
  • Martín-Duque, José F.
  • Genova Fuster, Maria del Mar
  • Díez-Herrero, Andrés
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Poster)
Event Title: 7th International Conference on Geomorphology (ANZIAG)
Event Dates: 06/07/2009 - 11/07/2009
Event Location: Melbourne, Australia
Title of Book: Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Geomorphology (ANZIAG)
Date: 2009
ISBN: 9781877040740
Subjects:
Faculty: E.U.I.T. Forestal (UPM)
Department: Producción Vegetal: Botánica y Protección Vegetal [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Degradation of walking tracks, mainly due to sheet erosion associated with hiking activities, damages the natural and recreational value of protected natural areas. Senda Schmidt is a popular trail located on the northern slope of the Sierra de Guadarrama (Central Spanish System), that shows high denudation morphologies on account of accelerated soil-erosion processes basically caused by human influence (trampling by continuous trekking), resulted in exposed roots. Previous works have used dendrogeomorphological methods in this trail to estimate rates of sheet erosion based on the changing morphology of tree rings (from concentric to eccentric) when root is exposed. This study aims to evaluate soil erosion reconstructing the first year of root exposure by analyzing changes in wood anatomical parameters within growth rings. Additionally, different multivariate statistical approaches were used in order to determinate the influence of different environmental factors affecting the variation in velocity of the sheet erosion processes.

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Item ID: 5606
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/5606/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:5606
Official URL: http://www.geomorphology2009.com/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 11 Jan 2011 08:59
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 14:22
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