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Resistance and Resilience of Ancient Agricultural Soils

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "tRRACES" data sheet

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postcode: YO10 5DD

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 195˙454 €
 EC max contribution 195˙454 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2014
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-08-17   to  2017-08-16


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITY OF YORK UK (YORK NORTH YORKSHIRE) coordinator 195˙454.00


 Project objective

'The sustainability of an agricultural system relies largely on the resistance of soils -their capacity to perform its five environmental functions under disturbance- and in their resilience, meaning the capacity of the soils of restoring its functions after impact. The tRRACES project aims to get insights into how past or indigenous strategies for agricultural management drove pedogenetic pathways with a focus on the sustainability of the agroecosystem. New data on pedogenetic evolution of four ancient agricultural systems in Chile, Ethiopia Spain and Tanzania, spanning a wide range of environmental conditions, are to be put together with archaeological, ethnographical and paleoenvironmental knowledge, in order to show up the effects of ancient soil management strategies on the maintenance of soil environmental functions and therefore on soil resistance and resilience. The results will be used to predict the evolution of these systems when facing impending climatic and socioeconomic changes. tRRACES will provide a sound scientific basis for the so called 'indigenous knowledge' and will contribute highly valuable information for the studies on sustainable land-use, meaning that it is possible to state with confidence that the proposed project will undoubtedly produce useful data for modern developmental and conservationist narratives.'


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 Cruz Ferro-Vázquez, Marta Pérez-Rodríguez, Juan Carlos Nóvoa-Muñoz, Jonatan Klaminder, Richard Bindler, Antonio Martínez Cortizas
Tracing Pb Pollution Penetration in Temperate Podzols
published pages: , ISSN: 1085-3278, DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2777
Land Degradation & Development 2019-06-13
2016 Teresa Taboada, Luis Rodríguez-Lado, Cruz Ferro-Vázquez, Georges Stoops, Antonio Martínez Cortizas
Chemical weathering in the volcanic soils of Isla Santa Cruz (Galápagos Islands, Ecuador)
published pages: 160-168, ISSN: 0016-7061, DOI: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2015.07.019
Geoderma 261 2019-06-13
2017 C. Ferro-Vázquez, C. Lang, J. Kaal, D. Stump
When is a terrace not a terrace? The importance of understanding landscape evolution in studies of terraced agriculture
published pages: 500-513, ISSN: 0301-4797, DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.01.036
Journal of Environmental Management 202 2019-06-13

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