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Developing a method to estimate the costs of soil erosion in high-risk Scottish catchments: final report

Report from a project which developed and used an ecosystem service framework approach to estimate the costs of soil erosion in Scotland, for five study catchments.

Developing a method to estimate the costs of soil erosion in high-risk Scottish catchments: final report
Appendix 3. Input data for economic modelling (soil bulk density) L = Low, M = Medium, H = High erosion risk

Appendix 3. Input data for economic modelling (soil bulk density) L = Low, M = Medium, H = High erosion risk

Bulk density (mg ha-1) L M H Organo-mineral soils and peats
Ugie
Urban - - - -
Horticulture 0.97 0.97 0.30
Arable intensive 1.04 1.03 1.01 0.26
Arable extensive 1.07 1.01 1.00 0.24
Grassland improved 1.07 1.01 1.00 0.23
Grassland unimproved 1.02 0.10
Rough grassland 1.08 1.01 1.02 0.12
Forestry 1.06 0.91 0.83 0.17
Woodland 1.07 0.97 0.85 0.19
Wildscape 1.04 0.97 0.11
Pow
Urban - - - -
Horticulture #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A
Arable intensive 1.18 1.23 1.24 0.11
Arable extensive 1.16 1.26 1.23 0.21
Grassland improved 1.11 1.23 1.21 0.20
Grassland unimproved #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A
Rough grassland 1.27 1.24 1.17 0.17
Forestry 1.16 0.75 0.65 0.14
Woodland 1.13 0.97 0.74 0.16
Wildscape 1.19 1.23 0.14
Girvan
Urban - - - -
Horticulture #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A
Arable intensive 1.19 1.16
Arable extensive 1.21 1.19 0.73 0.17
Grassland improved 1.23 1.12 0.75 0.12
Grassland unimproved 1.06 0.90 0.70 0.11
Rough grassland 1.17 1.00 0.81 0.12
Forestry 1.12 0.95 0.86 0.12
Woodland 1.17 0.99 0.86 0.15
Wildscape 1.25 0.92 0.77 0.11
Esk
Urban - - - -
Horticulture 1.18 1.21 0.00 0.00
Arable intensive 1.10 1.20 1.20 0.21
Arable extensive 1.12 1.19 1.16 0.20
Grassland improved 1.07 1.08 0.94 0.22
Grassland unimproved 1.00 0.93 0.81 0.22
Rough grassland 1.01 0.74 0.61 0.18
Forestry 1.07 0.72 0.75 0.19
Woodland 1.04 0.86 0.90 0.21
Wildscape 1.05 1.02 0.79 0.20
Tweed
Urban - - - -
Horticulture 0.00 1.29 0.00 0.00
Arable intensive 1.31 1.23 1.13 0.19
Arable extensive 1.37 1.24 1.05 0.14
Grassland improved 1.17 1.10 0.99 0.18
Grassland unimproved 1.05 0.97 0.85 0.19
Rough grassland 1.07 0.95 0.82 0.16
Forestry 1.10 0.96 0.82 0.16
Woodland 1.14 1.04 0.90 0.17
Wildscape 1.04 0.96 0.85 0.14

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