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Role of vegetation in sustainability of infrastructure slopes

Role of vegetation in sustainability of infrastructure slopes
Role of vegetation in sustainability of infrastructure slopes
Many aspects of the performance of infrastructure slopes are affected by vegetation, but many are conventionally overlooked by engineers. This paper explores in detail the engineering aspects associated with vegetation on infrastructure slopes and the conflicts that must be managed in order to maintain safety and serviceability. It also examines the importance of roadside corridors as grassland habitats and the difficulties of managing and maintaining the diversity of species using safe and economic management practices. The biodiversity of roadside grassland habitats is discussed in this paper, but these findings indicate general lessons for the vegetation management of infrastructure slopes
1478-4629
101-110
Glendinning, S.
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Loveridge, F.A.
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Starr-Keddle, R.E.
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Bransby, M.F.
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Hughes, P.N.
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Glendinning, S.
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Loveridge, F.A.
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Starr-Keddle, R.E.
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Bransby, M.F.
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Hughes, P.N.
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Glendinning, S., Loveridge, F.A., Starr-Keddle, R.E., Bransby, M.F. and Hughes, P.N. (2009) Role of vegetation in sustainability of infrastructure slopes. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Engineering Sustainability, 162 (2), 101-110. (doi:10.1680/ensu.2009.162.2.101).

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Many aspects of the performance of infrastructure slopes are affected by vegetation, but many are conventionally overlooked by engineers. This paper explores in detail the engineering aspects associated with vegetation on infrastructure slopes and the conflicts that must be managed in order to maintain safety and serviceability. It also examines the importance of roadside corridors as grassland habitats and the difficulties of managing and maintaining the diversity of species using safe and economic management practices. The biodiversity of roadside grassland habitats is discussed in this paper, but these findings indicate general lessons for the vegetation management of infrastructure slopes

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Published date: 2 June 2009
Organisations: Infrastructure Group

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Local EPrints ID: 209311
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/209311
ISSN: 1478-4629
PURE UUID: ed0c9ff9-2aae-4aba-a368-13c13ce6bbf0
ORCID for F.A. Loveridge: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6688-6305

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Date deposited: 27 Jan 2012 15:17
Last modified: 13 Jun 2019 00:32

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