Effects of rainfall event characteristics and vegetation regeneration on post-fire hillslope erosion

2019-06-27T06:51:45Z (GMT) by ALEXIS LEE HIN PANG
This research examined the complex interactions of climate, rainfall, vegetation, terrain and soil factors, and consequent hillslope erosion processes under intermediate (nominally five to seven years) post-fire conditions, through a case study of a hillslope in the Licola region, southeast Australia that was severely burnt in the 2006/7 Great Divide Fires. Fieldwork and laboratory research found that different hillslope patches responded variably to rainfall inputs and their modification by the vegetation canopy. The distinctive shape of post-fire juvenile Eucalyptus leaves generated a unique size-range of erosive drops. Theoretical and conceptual contributions to post-fire erosion science were also made.