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Publications by [Stoffel M.]

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<p>In this study, dendrogeomorphic techniques are employed to analyse the temporal frequency and spatial distribution of rockfalls on a talus slope of La Teta valley, located on the NW slopes of Cofre de Perote volcano at ~4000 m above sea level. Based on ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: Geomorphology 290 (2017) 142–152
This study reveals that disturbance induced under natural conditions triggers more intense and more widespread anatomical responses than that induced under artificial stimuli, and that experimental laboratory tests considerably underestimate tree response. ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: TREE PHYSIOLOGY VOLUME 29, 2009
To effectively prevent rockfall related disasters below forested slopes, silvicultural, eco-engineering, civil engineering or mixed techniques can be used. To do this in a cost-efficient manner it is necessary to know the following: 1) where rockfall events ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: Schweiz Z Forstwes 158 (2007) 6
We used one of the few rockfall models explicitly taking trees into account and compared the results obtained with the 3D simulation model RockyFor with empirical data on tree impacts at three mountain forests in Switzerland. Even though we used model input ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: Forest Ecology and Management 225 (2006) 113–122
<p>As rockfall consists of falling, bouncing or rolling rocks, impacts on trees occur almost anywhere between ground and several meters above. This paper therefore focuses on 307 discs from three trees to assess the vertical distribution and the visibility ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: Schweiz. Z. Forstwes. 156 (2005) 6: 195–199
Dendrochronology was used to study 25 years of rockfall activity on a forested slope at T&auml;schgufer, T&auml;sch (Swiss Alps). We introduce a new approach by evaluating the initiation of callous tissue and resin duct formation after rockfall occurrence ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: Z. Geomorph. N. F. 49 1 89–106 Berlin · Stuttgart März 2005