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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Soil reinfocement by the roots of six dominant species on eroded mountainous marly slopes (Southern Alps, France)

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BURYLO M. (1) ; HUDEK C. (2) ; REY F. (1) ;
(1) Cemagref UR EMGR, Saint-Martin d'Hères, FRANCE
(2) Corvinus Univ., Fac. of Horticultural Science, Dep. of Soil Science and Water Management, Budapest, HONGRIE

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to evaluate and compare the suitability for preventing surficial landslides referred as miniature debris flows (MDF) of 6 dominant species at the juvenile stage, growing on marly slopes. Juvenile individuals of each species (tree, shrubby, herbaceous) were collected on site and the AA. measured root tensile strength and root system distribution with depth. Their contribution to slope stability was calculated using Wu's reinforcement model and their suitability for erosion control was assessed. The study site is located in the Saignon catchment, situated in North-East of Sisteron (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department, France), a gully catchment on marls

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 84, no1-2 [pp. 70-78]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 6 fig., 5 tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1016/j.catena.2010.09.007

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