Case Studies

As soil degradation problems are caused by the interplay of biophysical, socio-economic and political factors, all of which vary across Europe, these problems are by definition site-specific and occur at different scales. Therefore, 17 Case Studies of soil threats are included in RECARE to study the various conditions that occur across Europe and to find appropriate responses using an innovative approach combining scientific and local knowledge.

Click on the map below or links below to find out more about the different Case Study sites.

Case Studies

 

Case Studies

  • Aarslev, Denmark

    Case Study - mitigating subsoil compaction by modest wheel loads and inflation pressures The Danish researchers…

  • Broddbo, Sweden

    Case Study Experiment - loss of organic matter in the organic soil The researchers in…

  • Cànyoles River Basin, Spain

    Case Study Experiment - Mitigating soil erosion in agricultural land The Spanish Case Study is…

  • Caramulo, Portugal

     Post-fire mulching experiment Post-fire mulching in forests Burnt areas in forests can reveal some extreme…

  • Copşa Mică, Romania

    Case Study Experiment - immobilization of heavy metals using soil amendments The researchers are testing the…

  • Frienisberg, Switzerland

    Small dams between ploughing furrows In Switzerland, the RECARE researchers are testing the effectiveness of…

  • Guadiamar, Spain

    Case Study Experiment - reduction in contamination through amendment additions and afforestation The researchers are…

  • Gunnarsholt, Iceland

    Case Study Experiment - reclamation methods to increase land resilience to soil erosion by wind The…

  • Isle of Purbeck, UK

    Case Study Experiment – Loss of soil biodiversity The UK case study is assessing the…

  • Myjava Catchment, Slovakia

    Case Study Experiment - Mitigating muddy floods and soil erosion The researchers in Slovakia are…

  • Olden Eibergen, The Netherlands

    Case Study Experiment - increasing or maintaining soil organic matter The RECARE researchers are testing the…

  • Peristerona, Cyprus

    Terraces on mountainous agricultural land The creation of agricultural terraces on steep terrain can provide…

  • Timpaki, Crete

    Case Study experiment 1) Application of biological agents to increase crop resistance to salinity Setting…

  • Vansjø-Hobøl Catchment, Norway

    Case Study Experiment - Preventing floods and landslides The researchers in Norway are testing flood retention…

  • Veenweidegebied, The Netherlands

     Case Study Experiment - decline in organic matter in peat soils The researchers in The Netherlands…

  • Veneto region, Italy

    Case Study Experiment - increasing organic matter with crops and conservation agriculture The Italian researchers…

  • Wroclaw & Poznan, Poland

    Case Study Experiment - Soil information based spatial planning for soil protection The researchers in…

Timbaki, Crete Aarslev, Denmark Wroclaw & Poznan, Poland Canyoles River Basin, Spain Gunnarsholt, Iceland Vansjo-Hobol catchment, Norway Myjava Catchment, Slovakia Veenweidegebied, The Broddbo, Sweden Olden Eibergen, The Netherlands Veneto region, Italy Guadiamar, Spain Copsa Mica, Romania Isle of Purbeck, United Kingdom