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13 October 2020

The role of mycorrhizal fungi in preventing landslides

An interesting short article points out that mycorrhizal fungi may play a key in reducing the susceptibility to landslides

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31 January 2020

Do trees make slopes more stable?

A new study (Lan et al 2020) explores whether planting trees increases slope stability. Spoiler alert: in general they do on lower angled slopes, but on steep slopes they can reduce stability.

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7 September 2016

Why maintaining forest roads is important – a large landslide triggered by a small culvert failure

Why maintaining forest roads is important – a large landslide triggered by a small culvert failure in the Six Rivers National Forest in California

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12 May 2016

Small headwater streams export surprising amounts of carbon out of Pacific Northwest forests

Scientists have tracked a higher-than-expected amount of carbon flowing out of a Pacific Northwest forest from month to month through a small headwater stream, suggesting that forested watersheds may not store quite as much carbon as previously thought.

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