Water-saving techniques for restoring desertified lands: some lessons from the field

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Water-saving techniques for restoring desertified lands: some lessons from the field

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dc.contributor.author Carabassa, Vicenç
dc.contributor.author Alba-Patiño, Daniela
dc.contributor.author García, Sergio
dc.contributor.author Campo Velásquez, Julián
dc.contributor.author Lovenstein, Harrie
dc.contributor.author Van Leijen, Gertruud
dc.contributor.author Castro, Antonio J.
dc.contributor.author González, Francisco
dc.contributor.author Viera, Gustavo
dc.contributor.author Kourkoumpas, Dimitrios-Sotirios
dc.contributor.author Zioga, Argyro Aliki
dc.contributor.author Papadelis, Christos Emmanouel
dc.contributor.author Andreu Pérez, Vicente
dc.contributor.author Gimeno García, Eugenia
dc.contributor.author Kallen, Sven
dc.contributor.author Alcañiz, Josep Maria
dc.date.accessioned 2022-05-13T17:53:28Z
dc.date.available 2022-05-13T17:53:28Z
dc.date.issued 2022
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10550/82772
dc.description.abstract Nature-based solutions can significantly contribute to restoration projects in areas affected by desertification processes, where they are necessary for reversing land degradation. Currently, one innovative solution is The Cocoon , which has been designed as a new ecotechnology for improving seedling establishment. The Cocoon consists of a doughnut-shaped container made of recycled cardboard that provides water and shelter at least during the first year of a seedling, which is the most critical for plant establishment. To determine the effectiveness of this ecotechnology under different conditions, the Cocoon was tested on a variety of soils, climates, vegetation, and land uses. Six planting trials were performed in Spain and Greece, which covered a range from humid to arid climates. With the objective of studying its functionality, the survival of the seedlings, their vigor, and growth were monitored for 2 years. Compared with conventional planting systems, the Cocoon has effectively increased seedling survival, especially under dry growing conditions (low rainfall, soils with low water holding capacity). The Cocoon also allowed for higher growth of some species (olive trees, holm oaks, and Aleppo pines). Moreover, a positive correlation between the rainfall on the site and the biodegradation degree of the Cocoon device was observed. Overall, the Cocoon becomes more efficient in arid climates or adverse growing conditions.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Land Degradation and Development, 2021, vol. 33, num. 1, p. 133-144
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.source Carabassa, Vicenç Alba-Patiño, Daniela García, Sergio Campo Velásquez, Julián Lovenstein, Harrie Van Leijen, Gertruud Castro, Antonio J. González, Francisco Viera, Gustavo Kourkoumpas, Dimitrios-Sotirios Zioga, Argyro Aliki Papadelis, Christos Emmanouel Andreu Pérez, Vicente Gimeno García, Eugenia Kallen, Sven Alcañiz, Josep Maria 2021 Water-saving techniques for restoring desertified lands: some lessons from the field Land Degradation and Development 33 1 133 144
dc.subject Canvis climàtics
dc.subject Sequeres
dc.subject Aigua Utilització
dc.title Water-saving techniques for restoring desertified lands: some lessons from the field
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated 2022-05-13T17:53:28Z
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1002/ldr.4134
dc.identifier.idgrec 152903


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