George N. Zaimes

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Well-established perennial vegetation in riparian areas of agricultural lands can stabilize the end points of gullies and reduce their overall erosion. The objective of this study was to investigate the impacts of riparian land management on gully erosion. A field survey documented the number of gullies and cattle access points in riparian forest buffers,(More)
A major initiative in Europe is the protection of its biodiversity. To accomplish this, specific areas from all countries of the European Union are protected by the establishment of the "Natura 2000" network. One of the major threats to these areas and in general to ecosystems is soil erosion. The objective of this study was to quantitatively estimate(More)
Mitigating soil erosion, especially in Mediterranean countries such as Greece, is essential in order to maintain environmental and agricultural sustainability. In this paper, scientific publications related to soil erosion studies in Greece were reviewed and categorized. To accomplish this, the online search engine of Scopus was used. The key words were(More)
Riparian areas provide a wide range of ecosystem services. Population growth in Arizona has led to the urban encroachment of riparian areas. Urbanization alters microclimatic conditions that can affect ecosystems processes. This study investigated the impacts of urbanization levels on ecosystems processes (decomposition rates) of riparian areas along(More)
Riparian areas in Arizona are being encroached upon by urban developments. This study investigated the impacts of different urban housing densities on riparian vegetation structure along ephemeral streams. Nine sites representing three levels of housing density were selected within the town of Marana, located in southeast Arizona. The housing densities were(More)
Soil erosion is one of the biggest global environmental problems. Finding new innovative systems to measure soil erosion more accurately is a priority. An effort is being carried out in this study to use automated electronics in order to systematically and accurately measure soil erosion. In addition, the frequent measurements taken will help collect a(More)
Environmental problems are often difficult to be solved due to the large number of parameters, data required and the conflicting interests of stakeholders. Multi-criteria decision analysis is considered as an analytical approach that is used to simultaneously take into account the multiple parameters, and incorporate the perspectives and preferences of the(More)
The advancements in technology allow the development of a new system that can continuously measure surface soil erosion. Continuous soil erosion measurements are required in order to comprehend the erosional processes and propose effective and efficient conservation measures to mitigate surface erosion. Mitigating soil erosion, especially in Mediterranean(More)