This volume brings together papers from geotechnical and civil engineers, biologists, ecologists and foresters. They discuss current problems in slope stability research and how to address them using ground bio- and eco-engineering techniques. Coverage presents studies by scientists and practitioners on slope instability, erosion, soil hydrology, mountain ecology, land use and restoration and how to mitigate these problems using vegetation.These clays are prone to softening with time leading to shallow slope failures and costly repairs. Reinforcement by natural vegetation is potentially a cost-effective method of stabilising these types of slopes over the mediumalong term. ... pull system with a spring balance and manual recording of force for oak roots or a jacking system with electronic data logging of applied ... The failure of the roots can be categorised into three modes: Type A: single root failure with rapid rise in pull-outanbsp;...
|Title||:||Eco- and Ground Bio-Engineering: The Use of Vegetation to Improve Slope Stability|
|Author||:||A. Stokes, Ioannis Spanos, Joanne E. Norris, Erik Cammeraat|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-04-10|