Articles | Volume 9, issue 1
Original research article
23 Jan 2023
Original research article |  | 23 Jan 2023

Does soil thinning change soil erodibility? An exploration of long-term erosion feedback systems

Pedro V. G. Batista, Daniel L. Evans, Bernardo M. Cândido, and Peter Fiener


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Short summary
Most agricultural soils erode faster than new soil is formed, which leads to soil thinning. Here, we used a model simulation to investigate how soil erosion and soil thinning can alter topsoil properties and change its susceptibility to erosion. We found that soil profiles are sensitive to erosion-induced changes in the soil system, which mostly slow down soil thinning. These findings are likely to impact how we estimate soil lifespans and simulate long-term erosion dynamics.