Hydrological effect of vegetation against shallow landslides: a technical approach

A.A. Gonzalez Ollauri*, S.B. Mickovski

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Vegetation has been recognized as an effective and sustainable eco-engineering mitigation measure against shallow landslides.However, its contribution has been largely attributed to the roots mechanical reinforcement while the hydrological effects have beenpoorly quantified. Moreover, the effect of vegetation on slope stability will depend on many other factors and the assessment of its successmay be expensive and time consuming. The implementation of physically-based models may represent a time and cost-effective techniquefor the assessment of the vegetation success for slope stabilisation, and assist in the optimisation of strategies before any intervention isdone. The aim of this paper is to assess the hydrological effect of vegetation against shallow landslides through a physically-based, opensource code model based on low cost and time effective requirements
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeotechnical Engineering for Infrastructure and Development: XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
EditorsM. G. Winter, D. M. Smith, P. J. L. Eldred, D. G. Toll
PublisherICE Publishing
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780727760678
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2015


  • hydrological effect
  • vegetation
  • shallow landslides


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