Geology and its relationship to erosion in the Southern Ruahine Range, North Island, New Zealand : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Soil Science at Massey University, Palmerston North

Abstract

An erosion rate of 1215m3/ha/yr for the southern Ruahine Range is of the same order of magnitude as other New Zealand and overseas studies and although considered to be severe it is not unduly excessive. Much of the forest deterioration in this area is due to the opening of the canopy by the successive removal of large tracts of forest vegetation through mass movement processes during episodes of increased rainfall

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http://mro.massey.ac.nz/handle/10179/2856

Description
TitleGeology and its relationship to erosion in the Southern Ruahine Range, North Island, New Zealand : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Soil Science at Massey University, Palmerston North
AuthorMarden, Michael
Date2011
Degree LevelDoctor of Philosophy
Degree GrantorMassey University
FocusSoils; Areal geology
Keywordssoil erosion; erosion; slope stability
LocalityRuahine Ranges