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Toussaint, Luc; Barlow, Chris; McClymont, Alastair; Woods, Landon; Yulek, Mustafa

Mitigating Risks to Shallow Trenchless Pipeline Crossings Using Geophysics and Test Pitting Conference

GeoVirtual 2020: Resilience and innovation, 2020.


Dick, Graham; Nunoo, Samuel; Smith, Scott; Newcomen, Warren; Kinakin, Derek; Stilwell, Ian; Danielson, John

Monitoring and Managing Large Deformation Pit Slope Instabilities at a British Columbia Copper Mine Conference

International Symposium on Slope Stability in Open Pit Mining and Civil Engineering, 2020.

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Paterson, Daley; Joseph, Tim; Nychka, John; Curley, Mark

Performance Evaluation of Ultra-Class Mining Shovel Track Roller Paths Journal Article

In: CIM Journal, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 9-19, 2020.

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O'Neill, Brendan; Burn, Chris; Allard, Michel; Arenson, Lukas; Bunn, Melissa; Connon, Ryan; Kokelj, Shawne; Kokelj, Steve; LeBlanc, Anne-Marie; Morse, Peter; Smith, Sharon

Permafrost Thaw and Northern Development Journal Article

In: Nature Climate Change, vol. 10, pp. 722-723, 2020.

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Schermer, Elizabeth; Amos, Colin; Duckworth, Cody; Nelson, Alan; Angster, Stephen; Delano, Jaime; Sherrod, Brian

Postglacial Mw 7.0–7.5 Earthquakes on the North Olympic Fault Zone, Washington Journal Article

In: Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, vol. 111, no. 1, pp. 490-513, 2020.

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Porter, Mike

Prairie Landslide Risk and “Markov Chains” Journal Article

In: Canadian Geotechnique, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 48-51, 2020.


Jakob, Matthias; Mark, Emily; McDougall, Scott; Friele, Pierre; Lau, Carie-Ann; Bale, Stephanie

Regional Debris‐Flow and Debris‐Flood Frequency‐Magnitude Relationships Journal Article

In: Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, vol. 45, no. 12, pp. 2954-2964, 2020.

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Reid, David; Fourie, Andy; Ayala, Juan; Dickinson, Simon; Ochoa-Cornejo, Felipe; Fanni, Riccardo; Garfias, Juan; Fonseca, António; Ghafghazi, Mason; Ovalle, Carlos; Riemer, Michael; Rismanchian, Amin; Olivera, Roberto; Suazo, Gonzalo

Results of a Critical State Line Testing Round Robin Programme Journal Article

In: Géotechnique, vol. 71, no. 7, pp. 616-630, 2020.

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Mitchell, Andrew; Mcdougall, Scott; Aaron, Jordan; Brideau, Marc-Andre

Rock Avalanche-Generated Sediment Mass Flows: Definitions and Hazard Journal Article

In: Frontiers in Earth Sciences, vol. 8, 2020.

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Vlachopoulos, Nicholas; Vazaios, Ioannis; Forbes, Bradley; Carrapatoso, Carla

Rock Mass Structural Characterization through DFN-LiDAR-DOS Methodology Journal Article

In: Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, vol. 38, no. 6, pp. 6231–6244, 2020.

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Whittall, John

Runout Estimates and Risk-Informed Decision Making for Bench Scale Open Pit Slope Failures Journal Article

In: Canadian Geotechnical Journal, vol. 57, no. 7, pp. 1044–1057, 2020.

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Whittall, John; Mitchell, Andrew; McDougall, Scott

Runout of Open Pit Slope Failures: An Update Conference

International Symposium on Slope Stability in Open Pit Mining and Civil Engineering, 2020.

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Kurz, David; Flynn, David; Alfaro, Marolo; Arenson, Lukas; Graham, James

Seasonal Deformations Under a Road Embankment on Degrading Permafrost Journal Article

In: Environmental Geotechnics, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 163-174, 2020.

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Duckworth, W; Amos, Colin; Schermer, Elizabeth; Loveless, John; Rittenour, Tammy

Slip and Strain Accumulation Along the Sadie Creek Fault, Olympic Peninsula, Washington Journal Article

In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, vol. 126, 2020.


Strouth, Alex; McDougall, Scott

Societal Risk Evaluation for Landslides: Historical Synthesis and Proposed Tools Journal Article

In: Landslides, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 1071-1085, 2020.

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Zubrycky, Sophia

Spatial Impact Trends on Debris Flow Fans in Southwestern British Columbia Masters Thesis

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, 2020.


Donati, Davide; Stead, Doug; Lato, Matthew; Gaib, Sarah

Spatio-Temporal Characterization of Slope Damage: Insights from the Ten Mile Slide, British Columbia, Canada Journal Article

In: Landslides, vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 1037–1049, 2020.

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Ball, David; Berge, Johan; Coli, Niccolo; Hrubes, Derek; Leoni, Lorenzo; Major, Graeme; Ness, Michael; Newcomen, Warren; Noon, David; Preston, Cliff; Saunders, Peter; Schwarz, Eric; Sharon, Robert; Stacey, Peter

System Support and Operation: Practical Aspects Book Chapter

In: Guidelines for Slope Performance Monitoring, pp. 131-158, 2020.

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Ghahramani, Negar; Mitchell, Andrew; Rana, Nahyan; Mcdougall, Scott; Evans, Stephen; Take, Andy

Tailings-Flow Runout Analysis: Examining the Applicability of a Semi-Physical Area-Volume Relationship Using a Novel Database Journal Article

In: Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, vol. 20, no. 12, pp. 3425-3438, 2020.

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Stafford, Dylan; de Guzman, Earl; Kaluzny, Samuel; Alfaro, Marolo; Arenson, Lukas; Doré, Guy

Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) Deformation Monitoring of a High-Fill Embankment in the Arctic Conference

GeoVirtual: Resilience and Innovation, 2020.

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Roper, Thomas; Forbes, Bradley; Karlovšek, Jurij

The Application of Distributed Optical Strain Sensing to Measure Rock Bolt Deformation Subject to Bedding Shear Journal Article

In: International Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 86-92, 2020.

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Deane, Evan

The Application of Emerging Monitoring Technologies on Very Slow Vegetated Landslides Masters Thesis

University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, 2020.


Vlachopoulos, Nicholas; Cruz, Daniel; Stanley, Bryan; Tatone, Anthony; Lisjak, Andrea; Mahabadi, Omid; Forbes, Bradley; Carrapatoso, Carla

The Performance of Axially Loaded, Fully Grouted Rock Bolts Based on Pull-Out Experiments Utilizing Fiber Optics Technology and Associated Numerical Modelling of Such Support Elements Journal Article

In: Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 1389-1407, 2020.

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Joseph, Tim; Duncan, Steven; Curley, Mark

The Impact of Broken Rock Angle of Repose on Truck and Shovel Capacity and Tire Life Journal Article

In: CIM Journal, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 165-181, 2020.

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Jakob, Matthias; Church, Michael

The Trouble with Fans Journal Article

In: Innovation, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 30-37, 2020.


Sarantonis, Emmanuel; Etezad, Michael; Ghafghazi, Mason

The Effect of Assumed Residual Strength on Remediation Cost of a Typical Tailings Dam Conference

Tailings and Mine Waste Conference, 2020.


Halawa, Basem; Merhi, S; Tang, Cynthia; Zhou, Qi

Three-Dimensional Visualization of Stratified Turbulent Wakes at Varying Reynolds Number Journal Article

In: Journal of Visualization, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 437-447, 2020.

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Danielson, John; Kinakin, Derek; Stilwell, Ian

Tools for Validating and Creating Reliable Fault Models Conference

International Symposium on Slope Stability in Open Pit Mining and Civil Engineering, 2020.

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Brooks, Heather; Arenson, Lukas

Towards a Guideline for Assessing Climate Change Vulnerabilities of Northern Airports Technical Report


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Cabré, Albert; Aguilar, Germán; Mather, Anne; Fredes, Víctor; Riquelme, Rodrigo

Tributary-Junction Alluvial Fan Response to an ENSO Rainfall Event in the El Huasco Watershed, Northern Chile Journal Article

In: Progress in Physical Geography, vol. 44, no. 5, pp. 679-699, 2020.

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Church, Michael; Jakob, Matthias

What Is a Debris Flood? Journal Article

In: Water Resources Research, vol. 56, no. 8, 2020.

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Vessely, Mark

Whose Risk is it Anyway? Don’t Blame the Event! Journal Article

In: GEOSTRATA, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 44-49, 2020.



Lato, Matthew

3D Holographic Visualization of 4D Data Conference

Keynote presented at the meeting of the London Geological Society, London, England., 2019.

Moase, Emily; Strouth, Alex; Mitchell, Andrew

A Comparison of Different Approaches for Modelling a Fine-Grained Debris Flow at Seton Portage, British Columbia, Canada Conference

Second JTC1 Workshop on Triggering and Propagation of Rapid Flow-like Landslides, 2019.


Stewart, Erin; Toussaint, Luc

Acid Rock Drainage Mitigation for Pipeline Construction Conference

GeoStJohn's 2019: Under land and sea, 2019.


Biagi, Kelly; Clark, Matthew; Humpheys, Elyn; Mendoza, Carl; Carey, Sean

An Evaluation of the Hydrological Functioning of a Constructed Wetland in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region, Canada – Six Years After Commission Journal Article

In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, vol. 21, 2019.

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Harrington, Jordan; Hayashi, Masaki

Application of Distributed Temperature Sensing for Mountain Permafrost Mapping Journal Article

In: Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, vol. 30, iss. 2, pp. 113–120, 2019.

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Iannacone, Jean; Hutchinson, Lauren

Application of InSAR to Landslide Risk in Developing Countries Conference

2019 Living Planet Symposium, 2019.

Stead, Doug; Donati, Davide; Wolter, Andrea; Sturzenegger, Matthieu

Application of Remote Sensing to the Investigation of Rock Slopes: Experience Gained and Lessons Learned Journal Article

In: ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, vol. 8, iss. 7, 2019.

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van Veen, Megan; Porter, Mike; Lato, Matthew; Mitchell, Andrew; Whadcoat, Siobhan; van Gassen, Wim

Assessing Landslide Deformation using Trees in Terrestrial Lidar Data Conference

GeoStJohn's 2019: Under land and sea, 2019.


Li, Ivy; Lato, Matthew; Magnusson, Gerald; Roca, Joan; Reid, Elliot

Augmented Reality and Applied Augmented Reality and Applied Earth Science: A New Tool for Site Characterization Conference

Vancouver Geotechnical Society Symposium, 2019.


Lato, Matthew

Book Review: Pinliang Dong and Qi Chen: LiDAR Remote Sensingand Applications Journal Article

In: Mathematical Geosciences, vol. 51, pp. 691-692, 2019.

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Stevenson, Rebecca

CGS Young Professionals Icebreaker at GeoEdmonton, 2018 Journal Article

In: Geotechnical News, vol. 37, iss. 1, pp. 29, 2019.


Arenson, Lukas

Challenges from Climate Change to All Season Roads in Canada Conference

International Conference on Adaptation of Transport Infrastructure to Climate Change, 2019.


Porter, Mike; Lato, Matthew; Quinn, Pete; Whittall, John

Challenges with Use of Risk Matrices for Geohazard Risk Management for Resource Development Projects Conference

First International Conference on Mining Geomechanical Risk, 2019.


Weidner, Luke; Walton, Gabriel; Kromer, Ryan

Classification Methods for Point Clouds in Rock Slope Monitoring: A Novel Machine Learning Approach and Comparative Analysis Journal Article

In: Engineering Geology, vol. 263, 2019.

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Devonald, Martin; Mitchell, Andrew; Stirling, Jan; McDougall, Scott; Evensen, Heidi

Consolidation Behaviour of Colluvium Derived from Overconsolidated Glaciolacustrine Deposits Under Highway Embankment Fills Conference

GeoStJohn’s 2019: Under land and sea, 2019.


Baum, Rex; Scheevel, Caroline; Jones, Eric

Constraining Parameter Uncertainty in Modeling Debris-Flow Initiation During the September 2013 Colorado Front Range Storm Conference

Debris-flow hazards mitigation: Mechanics, monitoring, modeling, and assessment, 2019.

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Küpper, Angela; Roca, Joan; Wenger, Greg; Stephenson, Gord

Construction of the A21 Dike at the Diavik Diamond Mine Conference

GeoStJohn’s 2019: Under land and sea, 2019.


Harrington, Jordan; Edmunds, Alan; Wainstein, Pablo; Arenson, Lukas; Allard, Michel

Cryohydrogeology of Rock Glaciers in the Central Andes (31-35 degS) Conference

Meeting of the Geological Association of Canada, Canada Mineralogical Association, and International Association of Hydrogeologists Quebec, 2019.


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