Impact of plant roots on the resistance of soils to erosion by water: a review

@article{Gyssels2005ImpactOP,
  title={Impact of plant roots on the resistance of soils to erosion by water: a review},
  author={Gwendolyn Gyssels and Jean Poesen and Esther Bochet and Y. Li},
  journal={Progress in Physical Geography},
  year={2005},
  volume={29},
  pages={189 - 217}
}
Vegetation controls soil erosion rates significantly. The decrease of water erosion rates with increasing vegetation cover is exponential. This review reveals that the decrease in water erosion rates with increasing root mass is also exponential, according to the equation SEP e b RP where SEP is a soil erosion parameter (e.g., interrill or rill erosion rates relative to erosion rates of bare topsoils without roots), RP is a root parameter (e.g., root density or root length density) and b is a… 

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