Greater understanding of the occurrence, processes and impacts of soil erosion by water, wind and tillage is needed. Why? Both directly, in order to enhance mankind's ability to tackle the resulting environmental problems; and indirectly, in order to learn more about the processes of erosion and the conditions under which it occurs.
A particular cause for practical concern is soil erosion in the future.
And with regard to the conditions under which erosion occurs, who is not fascinated by erosion on other planets?
Dr David Favis-Mortlock, April 2017