Brian Miles

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As coastal disasters become more frequent and costly, a full assessment of costs becomes more important. This paper aims to identify costs of coastal disasters to human, social, built and natural capital and their associated services at the local site of a disaster and in the regions and nations that respond for relief and recovery. The spatial and temporal(More)
Diets containing relatively homogeneous triglycerides composed of 18-carbon chain saturated, monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fatty acids were fed to rats. Cholesterol absorption and turnover were studied. Cholesterol absorption was significantly less in rats fed tristearin than in animals fed triolein or safflower oil. Cholesterol removal from plasma was(More)
The effects of a diet of 10% homogeneous triglycerides of 12 to 18-carbon chain saturated fatty acids on cholesterol absorption and turnover were studied in rats. Cholesterol absorption was successively significantly less in rats fed tristearin than in groups fed tripalmitin, trimyristin and trilaurin. Lesser fatty acid absorption may explain the(More)
The spatial distribution of shallow landslides in steep forested mountains is strongly controlled by aboveground and belowground biomass, including the distribution of root cohesion. While remote sensing of aboveground canopy properties is relatively advanced, estimating the spatial distribution of root cohesion at the forest landscape scale remains(More)
Although non-point source (NPS) pathogen pollution is a leading cause of stream impairment in the United States, the sources of NPS pollution are often difficult to ascertain. While previous studies have employed land use regression methods to develop a greater understanding of the sources and dynamics of microbial NPS pollution, little work has explicitly(More)
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