Navigation Links
Agroforestry systems can repair degraded watersheds
Date:3/27/2014

blems, such as floods, droughts, reductions in water quality and increases in soil erosion and downstream sedimentation of irrigation networks.

"The degraded watershed has been largely deforested and replaced with extensive agricultural and grasslands over the last half century", says David Wilson, the lead researcher. "It has disrupted the evenness of river flow, resulting in alternate flooding and drought episodes, an accelerated level of soil erosion as well as downstream sedimentation".

SWAT was used to simulate the impacts of current land-use practices and conservation agriculture with agroforestry in strategic locations. The study results showed a significant reduction in sediment yield (20%) and sediment concentration (35%)in the Gabayan watershed under agroforestry and conservation agriculture.

The study was therefore able to provide scientific evidence that agroforestry, combined with improved land management practices, are an effective land-use strategy for the watersheds.

"Specifically, the use of restored areas that have vegetation next to water resources and contour planting in grasslands appear to be the most effective techniques to reduce sediment transfer to the watershed river network", says Wilson.


'/>"/>

Contact: Daniel Kapsoot
D.Kapsoot@cgiar.org
254-725-733-895
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Towards an agroforestry policy in Indonesia
2. Agroforestry is not rocket science but it might save DPR Korea
3. World Congress on Agroforestry 2014
4. Agroforestry can ensure food security and mitigate the effects of climate change in Africa
5. First International Agroforestry Congress in the Philippines
6. IU biologists offer clearer picture of how protein machine systems tweak gene expression
7. Unexpected crustacean diversity discovered in northern freshwater ecosystems
8. Glacier-fed river systems threatened by climate change
9. Extreme weather threatens rich ecosystems
10. Geographic information systems demonstrate links between health and location
11. Copernicus Award 2012 for German-Polish collaboration in business information systems
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Agroforestry systems can repair degraded watersheds
(Date:9/18/2014)... AZ, Sept. 18, 2014 -- Arizona turned its newborn ... just a few short months, earning it the first-ever Newborn ... The March of Dimes presented Will Humble, M.P.H., Arizona,s Department ... held here today. Mr. Humble established a policy of full ... to send newborn blood samples to the lab for analysis, ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... will be celebrated tonight at the third annual Golden ... health of premature infants and in paving the way ... work was supported by the National Science Foundation, the ... Commission, will be honored at a ceremony at the ... of Members of Congress will be on hand to ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... September 18, 2014 Elsevier, a world-leading provider ... services, and the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS), ... scientists at the 5th Scopus Young Researcher of ... earlier today at the National Convention Centre and ... was attended by guests representing Australia,s and New ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):March of Dimes honors Arizona with first-ever newborn screening award 2March of Dimes honors Arizona with first-ever newborn screening award 33rd annual Golden Goose award ceremony honors 8 researchers; Unusual work had big results 2Elsevier and Australasian Research Management Society award scientists at Scopus ceremony 2
... fluctuations in the populations they target, but its not ... journal Nature by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography ... general underlying mechanism. Research led at Scripps with ... two chief scientific advisors to the United Kingdom) demonstrates ...
... worm, University of Maryland researchers have discovered an important ... absorbed and transported into the body. The finding could ... the worlds number one nutritional disorder., With C. elegans, ... Hamza, assistant professor of animal and avian sciences, and ...
... -- Some primates have evolved big brains because their ... advantage that outweighs the demands of extra years of ... Duke University and the University of Zurich have concluded ... key benchmarks in the development of 28 different primate ...
Cached Biology News:Fishing throws targeted species off balance, Scripps study shows 2Fishing throws targeted species off balance, Scripps study shows 3Bloodless worm sheds light on human blood, iron deficiency 2Bloodless worm sheds light on human blood, iron deficiency 3Slowly-developing primates definitely not dim-witted 2Slowly-developing primates definitely not dim-witted 3
(Date:9/18/2014)... D.C. (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 On ... Durbin and Sen. Jim Risch for National Lab Day ... projects from across the national laboratory system. Durbin and ... which aims to increase awareness of the reach of ... technologies and discoveries to address some of our nation's ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... -- Research and Markets has announced ... Report 2014" report to their offering. ... is a professional and in-depth study on the ... The report provides a basic overview of ... chain structure. The N-acetylcysteine market analysis is provided ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... DUBLIN , Sept. 18, 2014 ... the "Global Companion Diagnostics (Polymerase Chain Reaction, In-situ ... report to their offering. The ... a CAGR of 22.7% from 2014 to 2019. Factors ... treatment, growing adoption of companion diagnostics by the pharmaceutical ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... Sept. 18, 2014  U.S. biotech company Kultevat ... exclusive license for technology developed by the Donald ... in plants, including for applications in production of natural ... The technology was developed under the direction of ... and former president of the Danforth Plant Science Center, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Lab Day Highlight Labs' Contribution to U.S. Competitiveness and Innovation 2Lab Day Highlight Labs' Contribution to U.S. Competitiveness and Innovation 3Global N-acetylcysteine Industry Report 2014 2Global Companion Diagnostics (Polymerase Chain Reaction, In-situ hybridization, Immunohistochemistry) Market - Trends & Forecasts to 2019 2Global Companion Diagnostics (Polymerase Chain Reaction, In-situ hybridization, Immunohistochemistry) Market - Trends & Forecasts to 2019 3Kultevat obtains license of gene switch technology 2
... my wishes are,coming true," says Kristin Shumpert, who is traveling from ... of Las,Vegas ... and to meet the people who "saved my ... held little interest to the young,woman who suffers from a devastating ... time to use the ladies, room. , ...
... Integrated Knowledge Center Outside the United States. , ... ... Knowledge Center (DKC) today, 17 months after breaking ground last summer. ... the city’s Genome Valley, the center will be a research hub ...
... commercial life sciences sales experience to Cyntellect , ... a privately-held life sciences company leading the development and commercialization ... it has appointed Andre Lubarsky as the Company,s Director of ... sales of Cyntellect,s cell purification and cell health products in ...
Cached Biology Technology:Noninvasive Medical Technologies Helps Make Young Tennessee Woman's Wishes Come True 2Noninvasive Medical Technologies Helps Make Young Tennessee Woman's Wishes Come True 3Noninvasive Medical Technologies Helps Make Young Tennessee Woman's Wishes Come True 4Noninvasive Medical Technologies Helps Make Young Tennessee Woman's Wishes Come True 5DuPont Opens Research & Development Center in India 2DuPont Opens Research & Development Center in India 3Cyntellect Appoints Former BD Biosciences Executive Andre Lubarsky as Director of Sales - North America 2
Mouse monoclonal antibody to Lats2....
... (eIF4E-binding protein II) is involved in translation ... kidney. PHAS proteins bind to eIF-4E, the ... capped mRNA in vitro and in cells. ... of PHAS/eIF-4E complexes. This allows eIF-4E to ...
MAb to HSV-2, gG-2 HSV-2 Glycoprotein G-2...
... INK4a-ARF locus encodes two unrelated proteins both ... arrests the cell cycle in a p53-dependent ... the rapid degradation of mdm2 proteinrequired for ... accumulation. This interaction is mediated by ...
Biology Products: