Shahla's research focus is to develop a more effective and universal soil erosion  model and apply it to the simulation of erosion on rehabilitated landforms.

Rehabilitated landforms are often characterised by topographies, material properties and vegetation features untypical for the environment they are constructed in. Changed topography, decreased infiltration capacity and reduced vegetation cover often result in altered surface hydrological behaviours, typically resulting in increased surface runoff, which may be the cause for serious soil erosion.

Supervisor

Professor Neil McIntyre & Associate Professor Thomas Baumgartl