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Landslides are dangerous, fascinating phenomena: understanding their biological and ecological aspects is essential for achieving slope stability and habitat restoration.
Lawrence R. Walker is a Professor of Plant Ecology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His research focuses on the mechanisms that drive plant succession, particularly primary succession on volcanoes, landslides, glacial moraines, floodplains, dunes, mine tailings and abandoned roads. His landslide research has involved field work in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and New Zealand. Aaron B. Shiels is a postdoctoral research associate with the USDA National Wildlife Research Center in Hilo, Hawaii. His research is focused on understanding the local and large-scale impacts of disturbance and invasive species on plant communities and ecosystems. He has worked on landslides in China, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
Winner of Postgraduate Textbooks category, Society of Biology Book Awards 2013.