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Avalanches and Landslides

Soil erosion

In the 1950s, the Vranjska Valley in the southernmost parts of Serbia was one of the most threatened regions of Europe in terms of soil erosion (1). Since then, depopulation and the de-intensification of land use have led to a regeneration of the natural land cover, and a reduction of soil erosion. Barren land (with sporadic if any vegetation), which covered 22% of the Vranjska Valley area in 1963, was not found in 2010. A reduction of soil erosion by about 40% is projected by the end of the century compared to 2015 as a result of a 17% fall in the total amount of precipitation. This projection is based on a moderate scenario of climate change (the A1B scenario) (2). The observed results are in accordance with similar local and regional studies, which foresee a general decrease in runoff and sediment production by the end of the century (3).


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  1. Kostadinov et al. (2018), in: Perović et al. (2019)
  2. Perović et al. (2019)
  3. Bangash et al. (2013); Routschek et al. (2014); Serpa et al. (2015); Rodriguez-Lloveras et al. (2016), all in: Perović et al. (2019)

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