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Bioengineering for Soil Slope Stabilisation

Vegetation with Potential for Erosion Control on Sloping Lands in Trinidad

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Soil slope stabilisation in Bioengineering

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Introduction

Bio-engineering is defined as the use of plants or vegetation for engineering purposes. Bio-engineering for soil slope stabilization utilizes living plant materials, viz., stems, branches, and roots, to provide mechanical and hydrological support to the soil against erosion. Although the use of vegetation for soil slope stabilization and erosion control is well known in the Caribbean, there has not been a systematic approach nor a strong conscious effort to use vegetation in this way.

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