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USGS Researchers and Academic Collaborator Win Best Paper Award at International Conference on Landslides and Climate Change

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Brian Collins receives the Best Paper Award from Councillor Roger Mazillius
Above: USGS scientist and Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Fellow Brian Collins (left) receives the Best Paper Award from Councillor Roger Mazillius, Chairman of the Isle of Wight Council, while attending the International Conference on Landslides and Climate Change on the Isle of Wight, United Kingdom. [larger version]

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientist and Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Fellow Brian Collins received the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Landslides and Climate Change, held May 21-24 on the Isle of Wight in the United Kingdom. He wrote the award-winning paper with fellow USGS researcher Robert Kayen and Professor Nicholas Sitar of the University of California, Berkeley. Titled "Process-based Empirical Prediction of Landslides in Weakly Lithified Coastal Cliffs, San Francisco, California, USA," the paper describes recent research on the prediction of coastal-bluff landslides in response to various climate-change scenarios using indices of wave action and precipitation. The model is based on a detailed field-monitoring program conducted by Collins since 2001 along the coast south of San Francisco, California. The conference was attended by landslide experts from countries around the globe, including England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Canada, Norway, Italy, Spain, Austria, Ecuador, Australia, China, and Malaysia.

The citation of the winning paper is: Collins, B.D., Kayen, Robert, and Sitar, Nicholas, 2007, Process-based empirical prediction of landslides in weakly lithified coastal cliffs, San Francisco, California, USA, in McInnes, R., Jakeways, J., Fairbank, H., Mathie, E., eds., Landslides and climate change—Proceedings of the International Conference on Landslides and Climate Change, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom, May 2007: London, Taylor & Francis, p. 175-184.

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