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dc.contributor.authorGarcía-Ruiz, José Maríaes_ES
dc.contributor.authorBeguería, Santiagoes_ES
dc.contributor.authorArnáez, Josées_ES
dc.contributor.authorSanjuán, Yasminaes_ES
dc.contributor.authorLana-Renault, Noemíes_ES
dc.contributor.authorGómez-Villar, Ameliaes_ES
dc.contributor.authorÁlvarez-Martínez, Javieres_ES
dc.contributor.authorCoba-Pérez, Pazes_ES
dc.identifier.citationGarcía-Ruiz JM, Beguería S, Arnáez J, Sanjuán Y, Lana-Renault N, Gómez-Villar A, Álvarez-Martínez J, Coba-Pérez P. Deforestation induces shallow landsliding in the montane and subalpine belts of the Urbión Mountains, Iberian Range, Northern Spain. Geomorphology 296: 31-44 (2017)es_ES
dc.description41 Pags.- 14 Figs.- 1 Tabl. The definitive version is available at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/0169555Xes_ES
dc.description.abstractIn this study the spatial distribution of shallow landslides in the upper montane and subalpine belts of the Urbión Mountains (Iberian Range, northern Spain) was investigated, particularly in relation to the spatial organization of deforestation and land cover. The upper montane and subalpine belts have been deforested several times since the Neolithic Period, to enlarge the area of summer grasslands for feeding transhumant sheep flocks. Consequently, the timberline was lowered by 400–600 m, and increased the occurrence of severe erosion processes, particularly shallow landslides. This study shows that most of the landslide scars are in the summer grasslands area, and that a remarkable extent of the subalpine belt area has been subjected to mass movements. In addition to land use, the soil characteristics and topography help explain the development of conditions most favorable to landsliding. Shallow landslide susceptibility was highest in the upper parts of the slopes near the divides, in areas having slope gradients of 10–30° and deep soils with an increasing proportion of clay with depth. The landslides were clustered and not randomly distributed, and the causes of this spatial distribution are discussed. The current trend of woody encroachment in the upper montane and subalpine belts, resulting from decreasing livestock pressure, will probably reduce the susceptibility of these areas to shallow landslides in the future.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipSupport for this research was provided by the project CGL2015-65569-R (MINECO/FEDER).es_ES
dc.subjectShallow landslideses_ES
dc.subjectSubalpine beltes_ES
dc.subjectLand cover changeses_ES
dc.subjectUrbión Mountainses_ES
dc.titleDeforestation induces shallow landsliding in the montane and subalpine belts of the Urbión Mountains, Iberian Range, Northern Spaines_ES
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer reviewedes_ES
dc.contributor.funderMinisterio de Economía y Competitividad (España)es_ES
dc.contributor.funderEuropean Commissiones_ES
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