What happens to ecosystem services after cropland abandonment?

The study in this new publication used the RHESSys model to explore different treatment options after cropland abandonment – illustrating the need to take plant succession and hydrological dynamics into account when designing land management strategies to preserve water resources in Mediterranean mountain areas.

Khorchani, M., Nadal-Romero, E., Lasanta, T., Tague, C. (2021) Effects of vegetation succession and shrub clearing after land abandonment on the hydrological dynamics in the Central Spanish Pyrenees, Catena 204: 105374. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2021.105374

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