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Soil sealing and unsealing: State of the art and examples


Silvia Tobias Franz ConenAdrian DussLeonore M. WenzelChristine BuserChristine Alewell
Soil sealing for urban and infrastructure development constitutes the most intense form of land
degradation and affects all ecosystem services. Researchers and policy makers have become
aware of this fact and call for limiting development and compensating for new soil sealing with
unsealing measures. In a literature review, we found that the state of research about the impacts
of soil sealing is far more advanced than about the potential and prerequisites of unsealing. In
practice, soil restoration after mining and construction activities as well as redevelopment or
renaturation of abandoned industrial sites are increasingly important issues, but systematic
research on the success of soil unsealing and restoration is rare. In particular, the development
of soils and vegetation after unsealing and restoration measures as well as their potential to provide
ecosystem services need more deta…

Certificates of the week


Land degradation is becoming a serious environmental issue threatening fertile agricultural soils and other natural resources.

Oliveira, E.; Tobias, S.; Hersperger, A.M. Can Strategic Spatial Planning Contribute to Land Degradation Reduction in Urban Regions? State of the Art and Future Research. Sustainability201810, 949.

Call for Editors, Early Career Editor and Digital Editor for REGIONAL STUDIES

Call for Editors, Early Career Editor and Digital Editor for REGIONAL STUDIES  The Regional Studies Association seeks to appoint three Editors, one Early Career Editor and a Digital Editor to its flagship journal, Regional Studies. Editors (three positions available) The Editors support the Editor-in-Chief, David Bailey (Aston University, UK), in managing the peer review of submissions in their area of expertise, enhancing the journal’s reputation as a world-leading publication in the field of regional studies, and ensuring that it is in a position to attract the best authors and papers for its readership. Early Career Editor (one position available) The appointment of the Early Career Editor is open to candidates within five years of the date on their PhD certificate on 3rd June 2018. The appointment is similar to the role of Editor (above) but is a mentored role and w…

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