Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environement

The Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environnement is the official journal of the IAEG and is published by Springer-Verlag from June 1998.

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Editor in Chief

Resat Ulusay
Dept. of Geological Engineering,
Applied Geology Division
Ankara, Turkey

Editor in Chief

Louis Wong
Department of Earth Sciences
University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Co-Editor

Jean Alain Fleurisson
Mines ParisTech
Centre du Geosciences
France

Assistant Editors

John Cripps
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
University of Sheffield
United Kingdom
Paul Nathanail
School of Geography
University of Nottingham
United Kingdom
Philip Paige-Green
Paige-Green Consulting (Pty) Ltd
Pretoria
South Africa

Editorial Board

Hongey Chen
Department of Geosciences
National Taiwan University, Taipei
Taiwan
Yi-Feng Chen
State Key Laboratory of Water Resources and Hydropower Engineering Science
Wuhan University, Wuhan
China
C. Y. Chin
URS New Zealand Ltd.
Auckland
New Zealand
Ranjan Kumar Dahal
Central Department of Geology
Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu
Nepal
Feng Dai
School of Water Resource & Hydropower
Sichuan University, Sichuan
P. R. China
John Deceuster
Geology and Applied Geology Department
University of Mons, Mons
Belgium
Angelo Doglioni
Dipartimento di Scienze dell’Ingegneria Civile e dell’Architettura
Politecnico di Bari
Italy
Laurance Donnelly
Arup
Manchester
United Kingdom
Jean-Louis Durville
Ministère de l’Equipement
CETE de Lyon, Bron
France
Enlong Liu
College of Water Resources and Hydropower
Sichuan University, Chengdu
China
Olga Eremina
Institute of Environmental Geosciences
Moscow
Russia
Xuanmei Fan
State Key Laboratory of Geohazard Prevention and Geoenvironment Protection
Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu
P. R. China
Maria Ferentinou
Geological Sciences
University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban
South Africa
Isabel Fernandes
Department of Geology
University of Lisbon
Portugal
Irina Galitskaya
Institute of Environmental Geosciences
Moscow
Russia
Daniele Giordan
Research Institute for Hydrogeological Protection (IRPI)
National Research Council, Torino
Italy
Wenping Gong
Glenn Department of Civil Engineering
Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina
United States of America
Salvatore Grasso
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Architettura
Università degli Studi di Catania
Italy
Francesco Guadagno
Department of Geology and the Environment
University of Sannio, Benevento
Italy
Siming He
Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu
China
Yunjin Hu
School of Civil Engineering
Shaoxing University, Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province 312000
P. R. China
Yu Huang
Department of Geotechnical Engineering
Tongji University, Shanghai
P. R. China
Jeff Keaton
Amec Foster Wheeler, Los Angeles
United States of America
Hengxing Lan
State Key Laboratory of Resource and Environment Information System
Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Beijing
P. R. China
Valentina Lentini
Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
University of Enna “Kore”, Enna
Italy
Dennis Yanrong Li
AGECON Ltd,. Hong Kong
P. R. China
Dian-Qing Li
School of Water Resources and Hydropower Engineering
Wuhan University, Wuhan
P. R. China
Francisco Locati
CICTERRA Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales
Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Córdoba
Argentina
Zhengxin Lu
Wardell-Armstrong International, Stoke-on-Trent
United Kingdom
Andrea Manconi
Research Institute for Hydrogeological Protection (IRPI)
National Research Council, Torino
Italy
Silvina Marfil
Universidad Nacional del Sur, Bahia Blanca, Provincia de Buenos Aires
Argentina
Paul Marinos
Independent Consulting Engineer
Athens
Greece
Vassilis Marinos
Laboratory of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessalonika
Greece
Maria Massimino
Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture
University of Catania
Italy
Hakan Nefeslioglu
Department of Geological Engineering
Akdeniz University, Antalya
Turkey
Francisco Nogueira De Jorge
Independent Consultant
Sao Paulo
Brazil
David Norbury
Independent Consultant
Berkshire
United Kingdom
Hyeong-Dong Park
Department of Energy Systems Engineering
Seoul National University, Seoul
South Korea
Davor Pollak
Department of Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology
Croatian Geological Survey, Zagreb
Croatia
Richard Prikryl
Charles University in Prague, Prague
Czech Republic
Shengwen QI
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
P. R. China
Paola Revellino
Department of Sciences and Technology
University of Sannio, Benevento
Italy
Haris Saroglou
Department of Geotechnical Engineering
National Technical University of Athens, Athens
Greece
Bjorn Schouenborg
Swedish Cement and Concrete Research Institute, Boras
Sweden
Ákos Török
Department of Construction Materials and Engineering Geology
Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest
Hungary
George Tuckwell
RSK Ltd., Hemel Hempstead
United Kingdom
Atiye Tugrul
Department of Geological Engineering
University of Istanbul, Istanbul
Turkey
Ergun Tuncay
School of Geological Engineering
Hacettepe University, Ankara
Turkey
Resat Ulusay
School of Geological Engineering
Hacettepe University, Ankara
Turkey
Giovania Vessia
Department of Engineering and Geology
University ‘G. d’Annunzio’ of Chieti-Pescara, Chieti Scalo
Italy
Lei Wang
Glenn Department of Civil Engineering
Clemson University, South Carolina
United States of America
Shanyong Wang
Civil, Surveying and Environmental Engineering
The University of Newcastle
Australia
Ann Williams
Beca Infrastructure Ltd., Auckland
New Zealand
Mike Winter
TRL Ltd., Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Faquan Wu
Insitute of Geology and Geophysics
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
P. R. China
Qiang Xue
Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan
P. R. China
Jianhong Ye
Department of Civil and Environment Engineering
The Hong Kong University of Sciences and Technology
Hong Kong
Weimin Ye
Office of Educational Administration
Tongji University, Shanghai
P. R. China
Isik Yilmaz
Department of Geological Engineering
Cumhuriyet University, Sivas
Turkey
Lulu Zhang
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai
P. R. China
Omer Aydan
Department of Civil Engineering
University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa
Japan
Ulrich Burbaum
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Applied Sciences, Darmstadt
Germany
Manuela Cecconi
Department of Engineering
University of Perugia, Perugia
Italy
Zhiyi Chen
Department of Geotechnical Engineering
Tongji University, Shanghai
China
Tom Dijkstra
School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
University of Loughborough, Loughborough
United Kingdom
Mehmet Ekmekçi
Hacettepe University
Beytepe, Ankara
Turkey
Antonio Ferraro
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Architettura
Università degli Studi di Catania, Catania
Italy
Stefano Gariano
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Instituto di Ricerca per la Protezione Idrogeologica, Perugia
Italy
Dave Gunn
British Geological Survey
Nottingham
United Kingdom
Johan Kasperski
Centre d’Etudie des Tunnels
Bron
France
Xiaolei Liu
Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Marine Environment and Geological Engineering
Ocean University of China, Qingdao
China
Zhijun Wu
School of Civil Engineering
Wuhan University, Wuhan
China
Jia-wen Zhou
State Key Laboratory of Hydraulics and Mountain Engineering
Sichuan University, Chengdu
China