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Effectiveness of post-fire soil erosion mitigation treatments: A systematic review and meta-analysis


Antonio Girona-Garcia
Diana C. S. Vieira
Joana Silva
Cristina Fernandez
J. Jacob. Keizer



Publication type:

Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Primary Station(s):

Rocky Mountain Research Station


Earth-Science Reviews. 217: 103611.


Wildfires are known to be one of the main causes of soil erosion and land degradation, and their impacts on ecosystems and society are expected to increase in the future due to changes in climate and land use. It is therefore vital to mitigate the increased hydrological and erosive response after wildfires to maintain the sustainability of ecosystems and protect the values at risk downstream from the fire-affected areas. Soil erosion mitigation treatments have been widely applied after wildfires but assessment of their effectiveness has been limited to local and regional-scale studies, whose conclusions may depend heavily on site-specific conditions. To overcome this limitation, a meta-analysis approach was applied to investigations of post-wildfire soil erosion mitigation treatments published in peer-reviewed journals.


Girona-Garcia, Antonio; Vieira, Diana C. S.; Silva, Joana; Fernandez, Cristina; Robichaud, Peter R.; Keizer, J. Jacob. 2021. Effectiveness of post-fire soil erosion mitigation treatments: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Earth-Science Reviews. 217: 103611.


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