Root cohesion of forest species in the Italian Alps

  title={Root cohesion of forest species in the Italian Alps},
  author={Gian Battista Bischetti and Enrico Antonio Chiaradia and Thomas Epis and Emanuele Morlotti},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
Forests can prevent and/or mitigate hydrogeomorphic hazards in mountainous landscapes. Their effect is particularly relevant in the case of shallow landslides phenomena, where plants decrease the water content of the soil and increase its mechanical strength. Although such an effect is well known, its quantification is a relatively new challenge. The present work estimates the effect of some forest species on hillslope stability in terms of additional root cohesion by means of a model based on… CONTINUE READING
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