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  • Management of green water for a sustainable hilly agroecosystems.

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    Foreign Title : Gestion de l'eau verte pour la durabilité des agrosystèmes collinaires.

    Author(s) : Mekki, I.Chebbi, R. Z.Masmoudi, M.Mechlia, N. B.Jacob, F.

    Author Affiliation : INRGREF, Tunis, Tunisia.

    Author Email : mekki.insaf@iresa.agrinet.tn

    Journal article : Annales de l'INRGREF 2014 Vol.19 No.Numéro spécial pp.180-191 ref.10

    Abstract : Hilly agroecosystems in semi-arid Mediterranean area are characterized by combinations of anthropogenic forces (fragmentationfragmentationSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    of plots, intensification of agricultureagricultureSubject Category: Disciplines, Occupations and Industries
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    ) and climateclimateSubject Category: Climate Related
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    (rainfall amount and distributions, recurrent droughts) that induce strong pressures on water resourceswater resourcesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    and soils (land degradationland degradationSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , declining groundwatergroundwaterSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    levels). In addition to these driving forces and the resulting tensions, the Cap Bon region is characterized by widespread hill lakeslakesSubject Category: Topographic Features
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    lakesSubject Category: Habitats
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    constructed to collect water and conserve soil resourcessoil resourcesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    . Improving the management of these hilly agroecosystems requires the understanding of their functioning, including responses to anthropogenic and climatic pressures. The objective of this study is to characterize the spatiotemporal dynamics of soil water storagewater storageSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    in relation to the topographytopographySubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , land useland useSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , climate and soils. It covers : (i) the quantification of the variability of water fluxes at different spatial scales (point, plot and watershed), and (ii) the study of the consequences at the regional scale of land use change, in terms of water flowwater flowSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    and partition between blue water and green water. The analysisanalysisSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    is based on: (i) the information on the spatial characteristicscharacteristicsSubject Category: Properties
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    of the land (topography, soil map, land use), and (ii) the hydrological observations data collected on a hilly watershed. This study provides indices to evaluate management scenarios of agroecosystems aiming to increase agro-environmental performances.

    ISSN : 1737-0515

    Record Number : 20219912860

    Publisher : Institut National de Recherches en Génie Rural, Eaux et Forêts

    Location of publication : Tunis

    Country of publication : Tunisia

    Language of text : French

    Language of summary : English Arabic

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    Descriptor(s) : agricultureagricultureSubject Category: Disciplines, Occupations and Industries
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    , analysisanalysisSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    , characteristicscharacteristicsSubject Category: Properties
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    , characterizationcharacterizationSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , climateclimateSubject Category: Climate Related
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    , data collectiondata collectionSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    , degradationdegradationSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , droughtdroughtSubject Category: Climate Related
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    , ecosystemsecosystemsSubject Category: Habitats
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    , fragmentationfragmentationSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , groundwatergroundwaterSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , hydrologyhydrologySubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , indexesindexesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , lakeslakesSubject Category: Habitats
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    , land degradationland degradationSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , land useland useSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , mapsmapsSubject Category: Publications
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    , rainrainSubject Category: Climate Related
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    , semiarid zonessemiarid zonesSubject Category: Climate Related
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    , soilsoilSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , soil resourcessoil resourcesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , soil surveyssoil surveysSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    , soil watersoil waterSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , spatial variationspatial variationSubject Category: Properties
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    , topographytopographySubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , water flowwater flowSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , water resourceswater resourcesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , water storagewater storageSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , watershedswatershedsSubject Category: Topographic Features
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    Identifier(s) : land use change, data logging, Mediterranean countries, rainfall, soil moisture, catchment areas

    Geographical Location(s) : Mediterranean Regionmediterranean regionSubject Category: Biogeographic Regions
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