Land degradation in the relationship to the design of socio-ecological systems

01 October 2022 → 30 September 2026
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Geomorphology and landscape evolution
    • Remote sensing
    • Surfacewater hydrology
land use-based tracers Land Degradation Neutrality Sustainable Development Soil erosion
Project description

High mountain environments are among the most fragile on Earth. Due to anthropogenic disturbances and the exposure to extreme weather events, the rates of soil erosion have recently been accelerating, resulting in ecological degradation and geological hazards. Ecological restoration of mountains and an improved understanding of nature-based solutions to mitigate land degradation is therefore of utmost urgency. This projects aim to support the sustainable development of rural areas based on the development of innovative methodologies in geomorphology.