The Soil Erosion Site 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, with links
to photos and videos. To supplement this,
there are links to
more specialist material on organisations,
projects, meetings, data, models, etc. More is planned;
however if you have any suggestions for additions
or changes to this site, please contact us.
is responsible for this website? Nearly 50 soil erosion
scientists from 16 countries have contributed,
or agreed to contribute, information to the site.
Sincere thanks to all contributors!
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
initial idea for the Soil Erosion Site was by Dr
David Favis-Mortlock, now of the Environmental
Change Institute, Oxford University Centre for the
Environment, UK. He still administers the
site. (For more about Dave F-M, see here.)
Many thanks to Nick Daisley
for hosting this website.
thank you for taking an interest in the
global problem of soil erosion!