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Dynamics of water balance and soil erosion in cerrado

Grant number: 12/03764-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2013
Effective date (End): December 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Sanitary Engineering - Water Resources
Principal Investigator:Edson Cezar Wendland
Grantee:Paulo Tarso Sanches de Oliveira
Supervisor: Mark A. Nearing
Host Institution: Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos (EESC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Research place: Southwest Watershed Research Center (SWRC), United States  
Associated to the scholarship:10/18788-5 - Water balance and soil erosion in native forest of the Cerrado biome, BP.DR


The land use change of the Cerrado cause modification in water balance and soil erosion intensification, producing adverse effects on soil and water. Thus, it is essential to study the components of water balance and soil erosion in Cerrado biome, for assessment of current conditions in the face of changing land use. In this project, we intend to calculate the components of water balance and soil erosion processes in native forest area representative of Cerrado biome from local data and with use of the mathematical models of physical and empirical basis. The components of water balance and soil erosion will be calculated experimentally and compared with estimated by the Water Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP) model. The WEPP use will be evaluated in conditions of Brazilian Cerrado. We hope that information obtained with the implementation of this project can provide a greater understanding of the impacts of deforestation of native Cerrado areas in the water balance and in the intensification of erosion processes. Moreover, we expect that the results of the factors that make up the WEPP model allow the application of this model in Brazilian conditions. We intend to disclose of results in 2 papers to be published in journals with high impact factor, indexed in the ISI Web of Science, along with a presentation and discussion of results at international scientific congresses. (AU)

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Scientific publications (4)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
OLIVEIRA, P. T. S.; NEARING, M. A.; HAWKINS, R. H.; STONE, J. J.; RODRIGUES, D. B. B.; PANACHUKI, E.; WENDLAND, E.. Curve number estimation from Brazilian Cerrado rainfall and runoff data. JOURNAL OF SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION, v. 71, n. 5, p. 420-429, . (10/18788-5, 11/14273-3, 12/03764-9, 15/05134-0)
OLIVEIRA, PAULO TARSO S.; NEARING, MARK A.; MORAN, M. SUSAN; GOODRICH, DAVID C.; WENDLAND, EDSON; GUPTA, HOSHIN V.. Trends in water balance components across the Brazilian Cerrado. WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH, v. 50, n. 9, p. 7100-7114, . (10/18788-5, 11/14273-3, 12/03764-9)
OLIVEIRA, P. T. S.; WENDLAND, E.; NEARING, M. A.; SCOTT, R. L.; ROSOLEM, R.; DA ROCHA, H. R.. The water balance components of undisturbed tropical woodlands in the Brazilian cerrado. HYDROLOGY AND EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCES, v. 19, n. 6, p. 2899-2910, . (10/18788-5, 11/14273-3, 12/03764-9)
OLIVEIRA, PAULO TARSO S.; NEARING, MARK A.; WENDLAND, EDSON. Orders of magnitude increase in soil erosion associated with land use change from native to cultivated vegetation in a Brazilian savannah environment. EARTH SURFACE PROCESSES AND LANDFORMS, v. 40, n. 11, p. 1524-1532, . (10/18788-5, 11/14273-3, 12/03764-9)

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