Articles | Volume 9, issue 3
Research article
13 Jun 2018
Research article |  | 13 Jun 2018

Assessment of soil erosion vulnerability in the heavily populated and ecologically fragile communities in Motozintla de Mendoza, Chiapas, Mexico

Selene B. González-Morales, Alex Mayer, and Neptalí Ramírez-Marcial


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ED: Publish as is (28 May 2018) by Elias Samankassou
ED: Publish as is (28 May 2018) by Elias Samankassou(Executive Editor)
Short summary
Physical aspects and knowledge of soil erosion in six rural communities in Chiapas, Mexico, were assessed. Average erosion rates estimated using the RUSLE model ranged from 200 to 1200 ha−1 yr−1. Most erosion rates were relatively high due to steep slopes, sandy soils, and bare land cover. The results of a knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) survey showed that some communities with high erosion rates also had less knowledge of and more negative attitudes towards soil erosion management.