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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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25 June 2012

First news of another landslide accident in Uganda

An initial report of a large and deadly landslide on the flanks of Mount Elgon in Uganda

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30 July 2011

Landslides associated with tree felling in New Zealand

Three landslide types observed in New Zealand on my travels. All occurred in a recently logged area.

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11 November 2010

Deforestation, erosion and Cholera in Haiti

Deforestation is a major problem in Haiti, with 98% of natural woodlands having been removed. This post highlights a recent suggestion by an NGO that deforestation may be in part a cause of the current cholera outbreak in Haiti. Whilst this idea is unproven, the need for afforestation to be a part of the rehabilitation of Haiti is undeniable.

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18 January 2009

Landslide in Lombok, Indonesia

The Jakarta Globe is today reporting a quite large landslide at Buwun Mas village in West Nusa Tenggara Province. This slide is reported to have killed at least four people, with a further 11 potential victims believed to be buried in the debris. The report is quite interesting as it says that: “The area, [Rustam Pakaya, the head of the Ministry of Health’s Crisis Center] said, is used for illegal …

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3 November 2008

Malaysia talk

The following is my presentation at the International Symposium on Slopes in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is an invited paper on the topic of landslides in Asia in relation to climate change and other environmental pressures. I hope you find it of interest. The file should appear below: http://www.authorstream.com/player.swf?p=102769_633612995446250000Uploaded on authorSTREAM by Dr_Dave If you cannot see the file then click on the highlighted Dr_Dave link above. The full Powerpoint …

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