Soil cover prevents erosion as it reduces the kinetic energy of raindrops as they hit the soil surface. At the same time, soil cover concentrates water flow, so water delivery rates can exceed the soil's ability to take in water. This research will assess how water infiltrates or runs off a covered soil surface.  

Location: St Lucia

Expected outcomes: knowledge and proficiency in soil and water management

Supervisors: Dr Gunnar Kirchhof

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Project members

Dr Gunnar Kirchhof

Senior Lecturer & Principal Research Fellow
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences