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

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posted on 27.06.2019, 06:51 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.


Campus location


Principal supervisor

David Llewellyn Dunkerley

Additional supervisor 1

Xuan Zhu

Additional supervisor 2

Dushmanta Dutta

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Earth, Atmosphere and Environment


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Science