|English term or phrase: soil erosion|
|Definition from Biodiversity & human health:|
The loss of topsoil through silt-laden runoff , strong winds, or other forces that transport soil away from its natural location.
- Soil erosion by water, wind and tillage affects both agriculture and the natural environment. soil erosion site
- The potential for severe soil erosion is a consequence of wildfire because as a fire burns it destroys important plant material and the litter layer that stabilizes soil and slows water movement after severe rainstorms. Biblioteca Universia
- On commercial farm lands, overstocking, mono-cropping, and the ploughing of marginal lands unsuitable for cultivation has led to soil erosion and desertification. Enviro Facts
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