Soils and hydrology

Agro-ecosystems functioning under stress presented by Ilan Stavi (IL) at the 4th Working Group meetings, Polytechnic University of Timisoara (RO), September 2014.

Assessing the effects of land-use and surface processes in soil organic carbon pools presented by Ilan Stavi (IL) at the COST Action ES1104 International Conference on ‘Arid Lands and Drylands Restoration Stories: Chapters for Success’, Thessaloniki (GR), April 2015.

 Biological Soil Crust recovery in a dryland ecosystem presented by Simon Berkowicz (IL) at the 4th Working Group meetings, Polytechnic University of Timisoara (RO), September 2014.

Ephemeral gully response to environmental changes using a landscape evolution model presented by Ariel Cohen (IL) at the 6th Working Group meetings of COST Action ES1104, Antalya (TR), September 2015.

Exploring the role of an unusual green alga in the healthy functioning of a desert crust presented by Isaac Kedem (IL) at the International Conference ‘Restoration of Arid Lands and Combat of Desertification: From Science to Practice’, University of Greenwich (UK), March 2016.

How soil structure and stability of biological soil crusts influence dune stabilization presented by Vincent Felde (DE) at the COST Action ES1104 International Conference on ‘Arid Lands and Drylands Restoration Stories: Chapters for Success’, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR), April 2015.

Humic substances and the potential to counter fight desertification presented by Raimonds Kasparinskis (LV) at the 4th Working Group meetings, Polytechnic University of Timisoara (RO), September 2014.

Hydrological tools for restoration in drylands – twinning studies in southern Europe and Africa presented by Christophe Külls (DE) at the 4th Working Group meetings, Polytechnic University of Timisoara (RO), September 2014.

Investigating the role of extracellular polymeric substances in the physiology of dryland biological soul crusts presented by Alessandra Adessi (IT) at the International Conference ‘Restoration of Arid Lands and Combat of Desertification: From Science to Practice’, University of Greenwich (UK), March 2016.

Land drainage – land restoration presented by Rares Halbac-Cotoara-Zamfir (RO) at the 4th Working Group meetings, Polytechnic University of Timisoara (RO), September 2014.

Landscape approaches to vegetation restoration in drylands presented by Janet Hooke (UK) at the 4th Working Group meetings, Polytechnic University of Timisoara (RO), September 2014.

Landscape approach to dryland restoration: a review of relevant concepts and tools for implementation presented by Janet Hooke (UK) at the COST Action ES1104 Final Conference ‘Restoration of Arid Lands and Combat of Desertification: From Science to Practice’, London (UK), March 2016.

Local application of European soil protection policies presented by Edoardo Costantini (IT) at the 4th Working Group meetings, Polytechnic University of Timisoara (RO), September 2014.

May we apply the concept of ‘genetic erosion’ to soils? presented by Carmelo Dazzi (IT) at the COST Action ES1104 International Conference on ‘Arid Lands and Drylands Restoration Stories: Chapters for Success’, Thessaloniki (GR), April 2015.

Moderate-intensity practices for restoring soil functions and ecosystem services in drylands presented by Ilan Stavi (IL) at the COST Action ES1104 Final Conference ‘Restoration of Arid Lands and Combat of Desertification: From Science to Practice’, London (UK), March 2016.

Morphodynamic modelling of aeolian sediment landscapes with regard to the stabilization of shifting sands presented by Eric Parteli (DE) at the 4th Working Group meetings of COST Action ES1104, Polytechnic University of Timisoara (RO), September 2014.

Soil indicators to assess the effectiveness of restoration strategies in dryland ecosystems presented by Edoardo Costantini (IT) at the COST Action ES1104 Final Conference ‘Restoration of Arid Lands and Combat of Desertification: From Science to Practice’, London (UK), March 2016.

Soil indicators to implement restoration of ecosystem services in drylands presented by Edoardo Costantini (IT) at the COST Action ES1104 International Conference on ‘Arid Lands and Drylands Restoration Stories: Chapters for Success’, Thessaloniki (GR), April 2015.

The impact of environmental change on the development of ephemeral gullies presented by Ariel Cohen (IL) at the International Conference ‘Restoration of Arid Lands and Combat of Desertification: From Science to Practice’, University of Greenwich (UK), March 2016.

The role of cyanobacterial-produced exopolysaccharides in the successful induction of biological soil crusts in desertified areas presented by Federico Rossi (IT) at the International Conference ‘Restoration of Arid Lands and Combat of Desertification: From Science to Practice’, University of Greenwich (UK), March 2016.

The role of microbial-secreted polysaccharides in BSCs in improving soil moisture content presented by Alessandra Adessi (IT) at the 3rd Working Group meetings of COST Action ES1104, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari (IT), September 2013.

Threats to sustainability of soil functions in Central and Southeast Europe presented by Hikmet Gunal (TR) at the COST Action ES1104 International Conference on ‘Arid Lands and Drylands Restoration Stories: Chapters for Success’, Thessaloniki (GR), April 2015.