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Walker, Lawrence R
Landslide ecology / Lawrence R. Walker, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Aaron B. Shiels, USDA National Wildlife Research Center, Hilo, Hawaii, USA
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013
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Subject(s) Landslides
Colonization (Ecology)
Physical Description xiv, 300 pages, [16] pages of color plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm
Summary "Despite their often dangerous and unpredictable nature, landslides provide fascinating templates for studying how soil organisms, plants, and animals respond to such destruction. The emerging field of landslide ecology helps us to understand these responses, aiding slope stabilization and restoration and contributing to progress made in geological approaches to landslide prediction and mitigation. Summarizing the growing body of literature on the ecological consequences of landslides, this book provides a framework for the promotion of ecological tools in predicting, stabilizing, and restoring biodiversity to landslide scars at both local and landscape scales. It explores nutrient cycling; soil development; and how soil organisms disperse, colonize, and interact in what is often an inhospitable environment. Recognizing the role that these processes play in providing solutions to the problem of unstable slopes, the authors present ecological approaches as useful, economical, and resilient supplements to landslide management"-- Provided by publisher
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [246]-288) and index
Contents Spatial patterns -- Physical causes and consequences -- Biological consequences -- Biotic interactions and temporal patterns -- Living with landslides -- Large scales and future directions for landslide ecology
Series Ecology, biodiversity, and conservation
Alternate Author Shiels, Aaron B

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