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Research

SLOPE MASS-WASTING UNDER CLIMATE CHANGE


  • 2016-2019 National Research Project "Slope mass-wasting under climate change. Physical mechanisms, predictive modelling and possible mitigation strategies." (SMuCPhy) (web)
  • 2011-2014  National Research Project on ANALYSIS OF THE INITIATION MECHANISMS FOR RAINFALL-INDUCED MASS MOVEMENTS IN SUPERFICIAL DEPOSITS FOCUSSING ON DEBRIS FLOWS AND SHALLOW SLIDES (DEBRISTART) (web)
  • 2002-2005  National Research Project CLIMLAD:  Reconstruction of past landslide activity and its relationship with climate.
  • 2001-Monitoring and analysis of Vallcebre landslide

DEBRIS FLOWS - DEBRIS FLOODS


  • 1994  Potential starting zones of debris flows in the periglacial of the Oberengadine (Swiss Alps), D.Sc. thesis at the ETH Zurich
  • 2000   Research stay at WSL (debris flow observation stations in Switzerland and numerical simulations
  •  2001-   Analysis of debris flows in the Spanish Pyrenees
  • 2002-2006  Hazard assessment of debris flows in the Principality of Andorra
  • 2003   Numerical simulation and laboratory flume tests (in collaboration with GITS)
  • 2009-2011   National Research Project on DEBRIS-FLOW HAZARD ASSESSMENT AT CATCHMENT SCALE, DEBRISCATCH (web)
  • 2011-2014 - National Research Project on  ANALYSIS OF THE INITIATION MECHANISMS FOR RAINFALL-INDUCED MASS MOVEMENTS IN SUPERFICIAL DEPOSITS FOCUSSING ON DEBRIS FLOWS AND SHALLOW SLIDES (DEBRISTART) (web)
  • 2013 - 2014 - Research stay at WSL working on hillslope debris flows.

VOLCANIC LANDSLIDES GEOTECHNICAL ANALYSIS OF VOLCANIC MATERIALS


ROCKSLOPE STABILITY (Sagging/Toppling)

  • 2001-2003 IMIRILAND: Impact of large landslides in mountain envirnonment (EU-project)
  • 2001-2005 Analysis of large-scale "sagging" at Encampadana Peak, Andorra

APPLICATIONS OF GEOMATIC TECHNIQUES

  • Application of TLS, UAV and digital photogrammetry to evaluate slope mass-wasting in torrential catchments
  • GIS database for landslide events in Catalonia: LLISCAT (web)
  • Simple runout models for mass movements in GIS