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- Vasquez-Mendez, Rebeca; Ventura-Ramos, Eusebio; Oleschko, Klaudia; Hernandez-Sandoval, Luis; Parrot, Jean-Francois; Nearing, Mark A.
- Catena 2010 v.80 no.3 pp. 162
- runoff, etc ; soil erosion; dry environmental conditions; arid zones; semiarid zones; vegetation cover; plant communities; spatial distribution; soil organic matter; Acacia farnesiana; Prosopis alba; Opuntia; soil hydraulic properties; vegetation structure; infiltration (hydrology); savannas; shrublands; soil physical properties; bulk density; soil compaction; soil aggregates; aggregate stability; Mexico; Show all 23 Subjects
- ... Vegetation patches in arid and semiarid areas are important in the regulation of surface hydrological processes. Canopy and ground covers developed in these fertility islands are a natural cushion against the impact energy of rainfall. Also, greater levels of organic matter improve the soil physicochemical properties, promoting infiltration and reducing runoff and soil erosion in comparison with t ...