The Soil Erosion Site has been operating since June 2000. It is primarily an information gateway for soil erosion. It aims to bring together a wide variety of material relating to all aspects of soil erosion. For the student and/or those who are 'just interested' in soil erosion, there is a background information section which explains the basics of the erosion problem in a non-technical manner.
To supplement this, there are links to more specialist material, including:
More is planned. If you have any suggestions for changes or additions to this site, please email me.
So why did I choose to put together this website? Well...
"Any researcher has to focus on specific technical details, but the occupational risk is that, through a narrow focus on tractable bite-sized problems, one loses the broader perspective. That is why - in their own interests - professional scientists should try to convey their work to non-specialists. Even if we do it badly, the effort is salutary: it reminds us that our efforts are worthwhile only insofar as they help to illuminate the big picture."
From p69 of Martin Rees (2002). Our Cosmic Habitat. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London
Finally, thank you for taking an interest in the global problem of soil erosion!
Dr David Favis-Mortlock, April 2017