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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 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.

History

Campus location

Australia

Principal supervisor

David Llewellyn Dunkerley

Additional supervisor 1

Xuan Zhu

Additional supervisor 2

Dushmanta Dutta

Year of Award

2019

Department, School or Centre

Earth, Atmosphere and Environment

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Science

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