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Sam McCollEngineering Geology Team Leader

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Engineering Geology

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  • PhD, Geology
  • BSc, Physical Geography

Areas of expertise

  • Geomorphology: Flood and landslide hazard assessment
  • Geomorphology: Soil erosion and conservation
  • Geomorphology: Landscape evolution
  • Engineering: Landslide investigation
  • Engineering: Post landslide reconnaissance
  • Geomorphology: Catchment-based erosion research
  • Geomorphology: Paleoenvironmental reconstruction
  • Geomorphology: Storm damage assessment
  • Geomorphology: Hazard Assessment
  • Geomorphology: Aerial photograph interpretation
  • Geomorphology: Geological and geomorphological mapping
  • Geomorphology: Digital photogrammetry
  • Geomorphology: Geospatial analysis
  • Business Development: Geotechnical slope stability software
  • Business Development: UAV Pilot

Major Publications

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  • McColl, S.T. 2022. Landslide causes and triggers, Landslide hazards, risks, and disasters : p. 13-41. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-818464-6.00011-1. p. 13-41
  • McColl, S.T.; Holdsworth, C.N.; Fuller, I.C.; Todd, M.; Williams, F. 2022. Disproportionate and chronic sediment delivery from a fluvially controlled, deep-seated landslide in Aotearoa New Zealand, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 47(8): p. 1972-1988. DOI: 10.1002/esp.5358. p. 1972-1988
  • Spiekermann, R.I.; Smith, H.G.; McColl, S.T.; Buritt, L.; Fuller, I.C. 2022. Quantifying effectiveness of trees for landslide erosion control, Geomorphology 396: article 107993. DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2021.107993. article 107993
  • Draebing, D.; Mayer, T.; Jacobs, B.; McColl, S.T. 2022. Alpine rockwall erosion patterns follow elevation-dependent climate trajectories, Communications Earth & Environment 3: article 21. DOI: 10.1038/s43247-022-00348-2. article 21
  • Fuller, I.C.; Strohmaier, F.; McColl, S.T.; Tunnicliffe, J.; Marden, M. 2020. Badass gully morphodynamics and sediment generation in Waipaoa Catchment, New Zealand, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 45(15): p. 3917-1930. DOI: 10.1002/esp.5010. p. 3917-1930
  • McColl, S.T. 2020. The anomalously old Bush Stream Rock Avalanche and its implications for landslide inventories in dynamic landscapes, Frontiers in Earth Science 8: article 103. DOI: 10.3389/feart.2020.00103. article 103
  • McColl, S.T.; Cook, S.J.; Stahl, T.; Davies, T.R.H. 2019. Origin and age of The Hillocks and implications for post-glacial landscape development in the upper Lake Wakatipu catchment, New Zealand, Journal of Quaternary Science 34(8): p. 685-696. DOI: 10.1002/jqs.3168. p. 685-696
  • McColl, S.T.; Draebing, D. 2019. Rock slope instability in the proglacial zone : state of the art, Geomorphology of proglacial systems : landform and sediment dynamics in recently deglaciated alpine landscapes : p. 119-141. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-94184-4_8. p. 119-141
  • McColl, S.T.; Davies, T.R.H. 2013. Large ice-contact slope movements : glacial buttressing, deformation and erosion, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 38(10): p. 1102-1115. DOI: 10.1002/esp.3346. p. 1102-1115
  • McColl, S.T. 2012. Paraglacial rock-slope stability, Geomorphology 153-154: p. 1-16. DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2012.02.015. p. 1-16
  • McColl, S.T.; Davies, T.R.H.; McSaveney, M.J. 2012. The effect of glaciation on the intensity of seismic ground motion, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 37(12): p. 1290-1301. DOI: 10.1002/esp.3251. p. 1290-1301

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