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The mountain-lowland debate: Deforestation and sediment transport in the upper Ganga catchment

Wassan, Robert J; Juyalb, N.; Jaiswal, M.; McCulloch, Malcolm; Sarin, M. M.; Jain, V.; Srivastav, P.; Singhv, A. K.


The Himalaya-Gangetic Plain region is the iconic example of the debate about the impact on lowlands of upland land-use change. Some of the scientific aspects of this debate are revisited by using new techniques to examine the role of deforestation in erosion and river sediment transport. The approach is whole-of-catchment, combining a history of deforestation with a history of sediment sources from well before deforestation. It is shown that deforestation had some effect on one very large...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Environmental Management
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2007.01.046


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