This book reviews the major achievements recently made in soil erosion and sediment redistribution research and management, and identifies future requirements. The book presents work from key players in river basin soil erosion and sediment redistribution from sources to sinks, field to riverbank, from academia to policy and industry. It examines the developments made in three themes - measurement, modelling and management - and covers a variety of scales (in both time and space) and geographical locations.
Section 1: Introduction; Introduction to soil erosion and sediment redistribution in river catchments: measurement, modelling and management in the 21st century, A J Collins and P N Owens; Section 2: Measurement; Tracing versus monitoring: new challenges and opportunities in erosion and sediment delivery research, D E Walling, University of Exeter, UK; A comparison of caesium-137 and erosion pin data from Tai To Yan, Hong Kong, M R Peart, M E Ruse and R D Hill, University of Hong Kong, China; Assessing the contribution of different processes to soil degradation within an arable catchment of the Stavropol upland, southern European Russia, V R Belyaev, A Yu Sidorchuk, V N Golosov, Moscow State University, Russia, P J Wallbrink, CSIRO Land and Water, Australia, and A S Murray, Aarhus University, Denmark; Hillslope soil erosion and bioturbation after the Christmas 2001 forest fires near Sydney, Australia. R A Shakesby, University of Wales, UK, W H Blake, University of Plymouth, UK, S H Doerr, University of Wales, UK, G S Humphreys, Macquarie University, Australia, P J Wallbrink and C J Chafer, Sydney Catchment Authority, Australia; Tracing eroded soil in a burnt water supply catchment, Sydney, Australia: linking magnetic enhancement to soil water repellency, W H Blake, S H Doerr, R A Shakesby, P J Wallbrink, G S Humphreys and C J Chafer; Land use, sediment delivery and yield in England and Wales, R Evans, Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland; Seasonal trends of suspended sediment concentration in a Mediterranean Basin (Anoia River, NE Spain), J Farguell and M Sala, University of Barcelona, Spain; Suspended sediment transport during rainfall and snowmelt-rainfall floods in a small lowland catchment, central Poland, L Hejduk, A Hejduk and K Banasik, Warsaw Agricultural University, Poland; Sediment in the River Bush, Northern Ireland - transport, sources and management implications, D J Evans, Anglia Polytechnic University, UK, and C E Gibson, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Belfast, UK; The physical and biological influence of spawning fish on fine sediment transport and storage, E L Petticrew, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada; Lakes and reservoirs in the sediment delivery system - reconstructing sediment yields, I D L Foster, Coventry University, UK; Section 3: Modelling; Can erosion be predicted?, M A Nearing, USDA-ARS Southwest Watershed Research Center, USA; Erodibility assessment in dynamic event-based erosion models, N J Kuhn, University of Exeter, UK; Double-averaging methodology in stochastic modelling of soil erosion, A Sidorchuk, A Smith and V Nikora, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, USA; Runoff and predicting erosion on hillslopes within catchments, P I A Kinnell, University of Canberra, Australia; The roles of natural and human disturbances in forest soil erosion, W J Elliot, USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station, USA. Runoff and erosion modelling by WEPP in an exper