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Evaluación del factor C de la RUSLE para el manejo de coberturas vegetales en el control de la erosión en la cuenca del Río Birrís, Costa Rica
Year:2009
Research Areas
  • Geology,
  • Ecology,
  • Agriculture
Information
Abstract
RUSLE factor C evaluation for the vegetation cover management in erosion control in the Birrís river basin, Costa Rica. This work contributes to increase the knowledge about the relations between vegetation cover and water erosion. Land-use capability was determined according to MAG and MIRENEM and RUSLE C factor. The land-use capability of the plots consists of Classes V and VI, representing slopes of a 21% and 79%, respectively, slope being a main limitation. Only 21% of the plots showed an appropriate land use, which corresponds with forest, cutting pastures and pasture under a normal level of grazing. The calculated C factor, as expected, varies considerably between agricultural covers C=(0.3-0.4), and other vegetation covers C=(0.002-0.04). Agricultural C factors have lower values than those used in previous studies in the same basin; which seems to indicate that some of the overestimation of agricultural soil loss rates from previous studies has been corrected. To correct the land use conflict and decrease erosion, the implementation of integrated management practices for soil and water conservation is recommended, taking into account the vegetation cover proposals that better protect the soil, on the basis of the results of the present work.
International
Si
JCR
No
Title
Agronomía Costarricense
ISBN
0377-9424
Impact factor JCR
0
Impact info
Volume
33
Journal number
2
From page
217
To page
235
Month
ENERO
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: ELENA LIANES REVILLA (UPM becaria)
  • Autor: Miguel Marchamalo Sacristan (UPM)
  • Autor: Carolina Martinez Santa-Maria (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Hidrobiología
  • Grupo de Investigación: Ecología y Gestión Forestal Sostenible
  • Departamento: Ingeniería y Morfología del Terreno
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Forestal
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