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Annotated Bibliography

First Source:
1. Gyssels, Gwendolyn, et al. "Impact of plant roots on the resistance of soils to erosion by
water: a review." Progress in physical geography 29.2 (2005): 189-217.
2. The main purpose of this work is to review the impact of plant roots on the resistance of
soils to erosion by water.
3. The content of this work includes the relationship between water erosion rates and root
mass, the effectiveness of plant roots in reducing of the plant roots in reducing soil erosion rates,
and studies on vegetation cover effects.
4. The possible audience for this work is college students.
5. The information found in this work is completely relevant as it provides an overview and
proof in various studies of the effect of vegetation on soil.
6. There are no special features.
7. There are no defects, weaknesses, or bias.
Second Source:
1. Mahmoudzadeh, A. "Vegetation cover plays the most important role in soil erosion
control." Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences 10.3 (2007): 388-392.
2. The main purpose of this work is to obtain, characteristics and behaviors of soil erosion
phenomena, to control its harms and reduce its risks using realistic data from soil erosion rates.
3. The content of this work contains a detailed explanation of the experiment used to collect
soil erosion rates from a specified area.
4. The possible audience for this work is pedologists and environmental scientist.
5. This information is fairly relevant. It discusses the importance of vegetation in regards to
soil erosion.
6. There are no special features.
7. There is some bias in this work due to the fact that it claims that vegetation cover is the
most important which is an opinion.
Third Source:
1. Mohammad, Ayed G., and Mohammad A. Adam. "The impact of vegetative cover type on
runoff and soil erosion under different land uses." Catena 81.2 (2010): 97-103.
2. The main purpose of this work is to investigate the effects of different vegetation types on
runoff generation and soil erosion.
3. The content of this work includes the materials and methods used in an experiment,
results collected from an experiment, and conclusions drawn from the data of an experiment that
tested the risk of runoff and soil erosion on different plots of land.
4. The possible audience for this work is scientists and college students.
5. The information found in this work is partially relevant. The use of different vegetation
covers correlates with my research project but the assessment of runoff risk is not necessarily
needed.
6. There are no special features.
7. There are no defects, weaknesses, or bias.
Fourth Source:
1. Zhou, P., et al. "Effect of vegetation cover on soil erosion in a mountainous watershed."
Catena 75.3 (2008): 319-325.
2. The main purpose of the work is to explore the relationship between soil loss and its
influencing factors such as the cover management (C) factor.
3. The content of this work includes the procedures and results of an experiment that
assessed the levels of soil loss in a Geographic Information System.
4. The possible audience for this work is pedologists, environmental scientists, or college
students.

5. The relevance of this information is it completely relevant as it discusses the impacts of


vegetation coverage on soil.
6. There are no special features.
7. There are no defects, weaknesses, or bias.
Fifth source:
1. Zhou, Zh C., Zh P. Shangguan, and D. Zhao. "Modeling vegetation coverage and soil
erosion in the Loess Plateau Area of China." Ecological modelling198.1 (2006): 263-268.
2. The main purpose of this work is to test whether changes in vegetation coverage and soil
erosion is affected by climate factors and human activities in the Loess Plateau in China and
better understand the interaction between vegetation coverage and soil erosion.
3. The content of this work contains a study at watershed Zhifanggou using a model that
estimates soil erosion and vegetation coverage.
4. The possible audience for this work is college students and environmental scientists.
5. This information is partially relevant as it discusses the relationship between vegetation
coverage and soil erosion but the information on what they are affected by isnt particularly
important to my research.
6. There are no special features.
7. There are no defects, weaknesses, or bias.