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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Soil Erosion, Sediment Yield, and Decision Support Systems for Improved Land Management on Semiarid Rangeland on Semiarid Rangeland Watersheds

Location: Southwest Watershed Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Groundwater recharge decrease with increased vegetation density in the Brazilian Cerrado 2322 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(09-Jun-16)
The influence of Holocene vegetation changes on topography and erosion rates: a case study at Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pelletier, J., Nichols, M.H., Nearing, M.A. 2016. The influence of Holocene vegetation changes on topography and erosion rates: a case study at Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed. Earth Surface Dynamics. 4:417-488. doi:10.5194/esurf-4-471-2016.
Models for estimating daily rainfall erosivity in China - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xie, Y., Yin, S., Liu, B., Nearing, M.A., Zhao, Y. 2016. Models for estimating daily rainfall erosivity in China. Journal of Hydrology. 535:547-558.
Curve number estimation from Brazilian Cerrado rainfall and runoff data 2274 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(02-Feb-16)
Quantifying decadal-scale erosion rates and their short-term variability on ecological sites in a semi-arid environment - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Polyakov, V., Nearing, M.A., Stone, J., Holifield Collins, C.D., Nichols, M.H. 2015. Quantifying decadal-scale erosion rates and their short-term variability on ecological sites in a semi-arid environment. Catena. 137:501-507.
A GIS-based procedure for automatically calculating soil loss from the Universal Soil Loss Equation: GISus-M - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oliveira, J., Dominguez, J., Nearing, M.A., Oliveira, P. 2015. A GIS-based procedure for automatically calculating soil loss from the Universal Soil Loss Equation: GISus-M. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. 31(6): 907-917.
Temporal and elevation trends in rainfall erosivity on a 149 km2 watershed in a semi-arid region of the American Southwest - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nearing, M.A., Unkrich, C.L., Goodrich, D.C., Nichols, M.H., Keefer, T.O. 2015. Temporal and elevation trends in rainfall erosivity on a 149 km2 watershed in a semi-arid region of the American Southwest. International Soil and Water Conservation Conference. 3:77-85.
The water balance components of undisturbed tropical woodlands in the Brazilian cerrado - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sanches Oliveira, P., Wendland, E., Nearing, M.A., Scott, R.L., Rosolem, R., Da Rocha, H. 2015. The water balance components of undisturbed tropical woodlands in the Brazilian cerrado. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 19:2899-2910.
A decision support system for rainfed agricultural areas of Mexico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sanchez-Cohen, I., Díaz-Padilla, G., Velasquez-Valle, M., Slack, D., Heilman, P., Pedroza-Sandoval, A. 2015. A decision support system for rainfed agricultural areas of Mexico. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 14:178-188.
Runoff and sediment yield relationships with soil aggregate stability for a state-and-transition model in southeastern Arizona - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Holifield Collins, C.D., Stone, J.J., Cratic Iii, L. 2015. Runoff and sediment yield relationships with soil aggregate stability for a state-and-transition model in southeastern Arizona. Journal of Arid Environments. 117:96-103.
Trends in water balance components across the Brazilian Cerrado - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sanches Oliveira, P., Nearing, M.A., Moran, M.S., Goodrich, D.C., Wendland, E., Gupta, H. 2014. Trends in water balance components across the Brazilian Cerrado. Water Resources Research. 50:7100-7114.
Uncertainty in measuring runoff from small watersheds using instrumented outlet-pond - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nichols, M.H., Anson, E.L., Keefer, T.O. 2014. Uncertainty in measuring runoff from small watersheds using instrumented outlet-pond. Transactions of the ASABE. 57(3):851-859.
Modelling scale-dependent runoff generation in a small semi-arid watershed accounting for rainfall intensity and water depth - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Langhans, C., Govers, G., Diels, J., Stone, J., Nearing, M.A. 2014. Modelling scale-dependent runoff generation in a small semi-arid watershed accounting for rainfall intensity and water depth. Advances in Water Resources. 69:65-78.
Effect of check dams on runoff, sediment yield and retention on small semi-arid watersheds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Polyakov, V.O., Nichols, M.H., Mcclaran, M., Nearing, M.A. 2014. Effect of check dams on runoff, sediment yield and retention on small semi-arid watersheds. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 69:414-421.
Suspended sediment transport at the instantaneous and event time scales in semiarid watersheds of southeastern Arizona, USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gao, P., Nearing, M.A., Commons, M. 2013. Suspended sediment transport at the instantaneous and event time scales in semiarid watersheds of southeastern Arizona, USA. Water Resources Research. 49:1-14. DOI: 10.1002/wrcr.20549.
Fingerprinting the sources of suspended sediment delivery to a large municipal drinking water reservoir: Falls Lake, Neuse River, North Carolina, USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Voli, M., Wehmann, K., Bohnenstiehl, D., Leithold, E., Osburn, C., Polyakov, V.O. 2013. Fingerprinting the sources of suspended sediment delivery to a large municipal drinking water reservoir: Falls Lake, Neuse River, North Carolina, USA. Journal of Soils and Sediments. 3:1692–1707. DOI: 10.1007/s11368-013-0758-3.
Application of a rangeland soil erosion model using NRI data in southeastern Arizona - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hernandez, M., Nearing, M.A., Stone, J.J., Pierson Jr, F.B., Wei, H., Spaeth, K., Heilman, P., Weltz, M.A., Goodrich, D.C. 2013. Application of a rangeland soil erosion model using NRI data in southeastern Arizona. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation Society. 68(6):512-525.
Controls on the spacing and geometry of rill networks on hillslopes: Rainsplash detachment, initial hillslope roughness, and the competition between fluvial and colluvial transport - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mcguire, L., Pelletier, J., Gomez, J., Nearing, M.A. 2013. Controls on the spacing and geometry of rill networks on hillslopes: Rainsplash detachment, initial hillslope roughness, and the competition between fluvial and colluvial transport. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface. 118: 241–256.
A geomorphic perspective on terrain-modulated organization of vegetation productivity: Analysis in two semiarid grassland ecosystems in Southwestern United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Flores Cervantes, J., Istanbulluoglu, E., Vivoni, E., Holifield Collins, C.D., Bras, R. 2014. A geomorphic perspective on terrain-modulated organization of vegetation productivity: Analysis in two semiarid grassland ecosystems in Southwestern United States. Ecohydrology. 7:242-257.
Last Modified: 7/25/2016
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