Postgraduate research opportunities

Engineering vegetation to stabilise slopes at the catchment scale

The project focuses on laboratory and field investigation of the effects of root architecture on evapotranspiration processes and hydraulic conductivity of the rhizosphere. This is aimed at designing remedial measures to prevent diffuse shallow landsliding.

Number of places



12 October 2017




A first class honours degree (or equivalent) in degree in a relevant subject (Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Plant Science). 

Project Details

The aim of this project is to develop innovative concepts for integrated ecological enhancement and geotechnical remediation of slopes. This will be mainly based through laboratory investigation in soil columns (open space on university campus) of hydrological effects of short vegetation (investigating vegetation type, root architecture, hydraulic characteristics of plants).


Alessandro Tarantino

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