Soil Erosion and Sediment Redistribution in River Catchments: Measurement, Modelling and Management

Edited by P N Owens and A J Collins 
CABI  July 2006  

Hardback  352 pp  ISBN 9780851990507      £90.00
This book reviews the major achievements that have been made in soil erosion and sediment redistribution research and management. It presents work from key players in river basin soil erosion and sediment redistribution, from sources to sinks, from field to riverbank, and 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. The book concludes by identifying future requirements for river management policies.

Of interest to students, researchers and practitioners in soil science, hydrology and geography.



  • 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


  • 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, Anglia Polytechnic University, UK
  • 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, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, 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


  • 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 experimental Mediterranean watershed, F Licciardello, E Amore, University of Catania, Italy, M A Nearing and S M Zimbone, Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
  • Spatial modelling of ephemeral gully incision: a combined empirical and physical approach, V Jetten, Utrecht University, Netherlands, J Poesen, J Nachtergaele, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, and D van de Vlag, ITC, Netherlands
  • Simulating fine sediment delivery in lowland catchments: model development and application of INCA-Sed, N P Jarritt and D S L Lawrence, University of Reading, UK


  • Estimating sediment generation from hill slopes in England and Wales: development of a management planning tool, G A Wood, M McHugh, R P C Morgan, Cranfield University, UK and A Williamson, Environment Agency, Reading, UK
  • Management of sediment production and prevention in river catchments: a matter of scale?, R J Rickson, Cranfield University, UK
  • Changes in the spatial distribution of erosion within a selectively logged rain-forest catchment in Borneo 1988-2003, R P D Walsh, University of Wales, UK, M A Clarke, Cranfield University, UK, K Bidin, Universiti Malaysia, Malaysia, W H Blake, N A Chappell, Lancaster University, UK, I Douglas, Manchester University, UK, N Ramli, Universiti Malaysia, Malaysia, A M Sayer, University of Wales, UK, W Sinun, Rakyat Berjaya Sedan Berhad, Malaysia, J Larenus and J Hanapi, Danum Valley Field Centre, Malaysia
  • Erosion and deposition rates on "headlands" in low-gradient sugarcane land in Australia, F Visser, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
  • Land-use change, sediment fluxes and reef conservation in Belize, Central America, R S Nunny, Ambios Ltd, Somerset, UK, P Stone, University of Exeter, UK and D E Walling
  • Understanding the distribution, structure and behaviour of urban sediments and associated metals towards improving water management strategies, I G Droppo, Environment Canada, Canada, K N Irvine, State University of New York, USA, K J Curran, Dalhousie University, Canada, E Carrigan, S Mayo, McMaster University, Canada, C Jaskot and B Trapp, Environment Canada, Canada
  • Managing sediment in the landscape: current practices and future vision, R P C Morgan, Cranfield University, UK


  • Soil erosion and sediment redistribution in river catchments: summary, outlook and future requirements, P N Owens and A J Collins
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