Eco-and Ground Bio-Engineering: The Use of Vegetation to Improve Slope Stability

Proceedings of the First International Conference on Eco-Engineering 13–17 September 2004

ISBN: 978-1-4020-5592-8 (Print) 978-1-4020-5593-5 (Online)

Table of contents (45 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-IX

  2. Mechanisms and modelling of root reinforcement on slopes

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      The influence of cellulose content on tensile strength in tree roots

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      Novel biomechanical analysis of plant roots

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      Pages 21-30

      Root reinforcement: analyses and experiments

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      Pages 31-41

      Root strength and root area ratio of forest species in Lombardy (Northern Italy)

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      Pages 43-51

      Biotechnical characteristics of root systems of typical Mediterranean species

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      Pages 53-60

      Uprooting resistance of vetiver grass (Vetiveria zizanioides)

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      Pages 61-71

      Root reinforcement by hawthorn and oak roots on a highway cut-slope in Southern England

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      Pages 73-79

      Protection roles of forest and non-forest woody species on slopes in Iran

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      Pages 81-90

      Reinforcement of tree roots in slope stability: A case study from the Ozawa slope in Iwate Prefecture, Japan

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      Pages 91-109

      Observation and simulation of root reinforcement on abandoned Mediterranean slopes

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      Pages 111-124

      Slope stabilisation by perennial ‘gramineae’ in Southern Italy: plant growth and temporal performance

  3. Root system morphology and anchorage

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      Pages 127-134

      Root system asymmetry of Mediterranean pines

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      Pages 135-142

      Root morphology, stem growth and field performance of seedlings of two Mediterranean evergreen oak species raised in different container types

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      Pages 143-153

      Stabilising characteristics of New Zealand indigenousriparian colonising plants

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      Pages 155-164

      Mechanical resistance of different tree species to rockfall in the French Alps

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      Pages 165-173

      Root morphology and strain distribution during tree failure on mountain slopes

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      Pages 175-189

      A numerical investigation into the influence of soil type and root architecture on tree anchorage

  4. Methodology applied to eco- and ground bio-engineering

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      Pages 193-202

      SLIP4EX – A program for routine slope stability analysis to include the effects of vegetation, reinforcement and hydrological changes

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      Pages 203-212

      Site investigation for the effects of vegetation on ground stability

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      Pages 213-221

      Mechanics of root-pullout from soil: A novel image and stress analysis procedure

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