Geomorphology & Soil Lab
Head of the lab: Prof. Sarah Pariente
Manager of the lab: Dr. Natan fragin
The research in the Laboratory of Geomorphology and Soil is focused on:
1. Spatio-dynamics of patterns of soil properties, over land flow and erosion under various climatic conditions and land use activity;
2. Soil - water – vegetation – animals - erosion relationships under the impact of natural and/or anthropogenic factors;
3. Land degradation and desertification;
4. Overland flow generation – surface roughness relations;
Within these general topics studies are carried out. For example:
Overland flow generation and soil erosion in agricultural lands;
Effect of raindrops temperature on overland flow connectivity and soil erosion;
Urban soils status and population behavior: mutual relations;
Resilience of soil (aggregation, organic matter etc.) to environmental change;
Effects of livestock on the ecogeomorphic system in semi-arid zones;
Overland flow generation on various surface roughness (smooth, asphalts etc).
Soil contamination as affected by traffic intensity.