Disturbance calls for disaster: Why forest fires increase landslides and rockfall hazards

Disturbances calls for disaster: Why forest fires increase landslides and rockfall hazards

The last thing you want after a forest fire is the imminent threat of natural hazards such as rockfall or landslide. Unfortunately, however, this is quite likely. Fire-injured trees may die, their roots may fail to bolster soil strength, and the ground can easily give way. Built-up areas below forested slopes are especially susceptible, and lives could be in danger. […]

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