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Title: Linking hydrological, infinite slope stability and land-use change models through GIS for assessing the impact of deforestation on slope stability in high Andean watersheds
Authors: Vanacker, Veerle ×
Vanderschaeghe, Michiel
Govers, Gerard
Willems, Edith
Poesen, Jean
Deckers, Jozef A.
De Bievre, Bert #
Issue Date: Jun-2003
Publisher: Elsevier science bv
Series Title: Geomorphology vol:52 issue:3-4 pages:299-315
Abstract: In the Ecuadorian Andes, episodic slope movements comprising shallow rotational and translational slides and rapid flows of debris and soil material are common. Consequently, not only considerable financial costs are experienced, but also major ecological and environmental problems arise in a larger geographical area. Sediment production by slope movement on hillslopes directly affects sediment transport and deposition in downstream rivers and dams and morphological changes in the stream channels. In developing countries world-wide, slope movement hazards are growing: increasing population pressure and economic development force more people to move to potentially hazardous areas, which are less suitable for agriculture and rangelands.
ISSN: 0169-555X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Division of Geography & Tourism
Division Soil and Water Management
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