Recent Publications: 2002-2018

Works Submitted for Publication.

Francioni, M., Salvini, R, Stead, D., and Coggan, J.  2018. Improvements in the integration of remote sensing and rock slope modelling, (under revision Natural Hazards)

MacLeod, R., Bobrowsky, P. Huntley, D., Mariampillai, D., Donati,D., Stead, D., Lintern, G., Macciotta, R. and Hendry, M. 2018. Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Remote Sensing Techniques for Fine Scale Mapping and Monitoring of Landslides in British Columbia, Abstract submitted to IAEG Congress, San Francisco.

Huntley, D.,  Bobrowsky, P., Sawai, Y., Tanigawa, K., Goff, J., Chague-Goff, C., Stead, D. and Donati, D.  2018; Extending the terrestrial depositional record of marine geohazards in coastal northwest British Columbia, Manuscript Number GSLSpecPub17-062, Geological Society of London Special Publication, Subaqueous Mass Movements and Their Consequences: Assessing Geohazards, Environmenta Implications and Economic Significance of Subaqueous Landslides, 14pp.

Spreafico, M., Stead, D.., Borgatti, L. and Landuzzi, A.  2018. Investigating  Structural  Control on Landslide Kinematics and Slope  Evolution: A Numerical Modeling Approach, (submitted to International Journal of Rock Mechanics)

Elmo, D. and Stead, D. 2018. Definition of intact rock bridges for 2D and 3D slope stability problems, Slope Stability 2018, Seville, Spain. (Submitted Abstract)

Donati, D., Onsel, E. and Stead, D. 2018. An integrated, multi-sensor remote sensing -geovisualization workflow approach for the improved rock slope characterization. Slope Stability 2018, Seville, Spain, (Submitted abstract)

Eberhardt, E., Stead, D. 2017. Innovative applications of new monitoring techologies, Chapter XX, Submitted to Large OPen Pit Guidelines book on Monitoring, Ed. R. Sharon. (in Prep)

Completed/Accepted

2017

Francioni, M., Stead, D., Clague, J., Westin, A. 2017. Identification and analysis of a large paleo-landslide at Mount Burnaby, British Columbia , GSA Environmental and Engineering Geology, (Accepted)

Clayton, A., Stead, D., Kinakin, D., and Wolter, A.  2017. Engineering Geomorphological Interpretation of Mitchell Creek Landslide Development, Landslides, 21pp, DOI 10.1007/s10346-017-0811-1

Hamdi, P.. Stead, D.,  Elmo, D and Toyra, J. 2017. Use of an Integrated Finite/Discrete Element Method-Discrete Fracture Network Approach (FDEM-DFN) for Characterizing Surface Subsidence Associated with Sub-Level Caving, Int J. Rock Mechanics.

Spreafico, M., Cervi, F., Francioni, M., Stead, D. and Borgatti, L. 2017  An investigation of the development of secondary toppling phenomena at the edges of a fractured rock plateau using a numerical modelling approach, Geomorphology, 288 (2017) 83–98

Mitelman, A. , Elmo, D. and  and Stead, D.  2016. Development of a Spring Analogue Approach for the Study of Pillars and Shafts,:  International Journal of Mining Science and Technology, (Accepted)

Hutchinson, L., Stead, D., Rosser, N. 2017. High resolution measurement of earthquake impacts on rock slope stability and damage using pre- and post-earthquake terrestrial laser scans, submitted to EGU, NH3.3/GI3.11/SSS2.27

Moase, E., Strouth, A., Jakob, M. Stead, D.. 2017. Guidance for debris-flow mitigation design in Canada. Proc. CGS Conf, GeoOttawa, 9pp.

Donati, D., Stead, D., Brideau, M-A, Ghirotti, M. 2017. A model-oriented, remote sensing approach for the derivation of numerical modelling input data: Insights from the Hope Slide, Canada., Proc ISRM Regional Conf., Afrirocks, Cape Town, S.A., 15pp.

Danielson, J., Stead, D., Kinakin, D. and Smith, S. 2017. The use of specific energy for fault mapping in an open pit mine, Proc. ARMA, Paper 17-246, 8pp, San Francisco.

Gao, F., Stead, D and Kang, H. 2017. Numerical simulation of roadway squeezing due to time-dependent
strength degradation, Proc. ARMA, ARMA 17-0634, 5pp.

Hamdi, P., Stead, D. and Elmo, D, 2017.  A Review of the Application of Numerical Modelling in the Prediction of Depth of Spalling Damage around Underground Openings, Proc. ARMA, ARMA 17- 778, 9pp.

Sampaleanu, C., Stead, D., Donati, D., Griffith, C and D'Ambra,. S.  2017. Terrestrial LiDAR for characterizing brittle fracture induced rockfall in an open sub-level retreat excavation, ARMA Paper 17-236, 7pp.

Wang, R., Elmo, D., Stead, D. and Rogers, S. 2017.Study of scale effects of rock quality designation (RQD) measurements using a discrete fracture network approach, Proc. ARMA 2017, San Francisco, Paper 17-760,

Eberhardt, E., Stead, D. abd Low, S. 2017. Progressive failure, rock mass fatigue and early warning ap-plied to deep-seated rock slope failures, Progressive rock failure conference, Monte Verità, 5–8 June 2017, Abstract), 2pp.

Eberhardt, E., Willenberg, H., Loew, S. and Stead, D. 2017. The Randa case study – Progressive failure and collapse of massive, crystalline rock slopes , 10pp. In "Understanding landslides through case histories", Eds. Lerouel, S. and Picarelli, L. Taylor and Francis. (In Press - to be  published 2017?)

Elmo,D. and Stead, D. 2017. Applications of fracture mechanics to rock slopes, Invited Chapter,  International Society of Rock Mechanics Monograph - Comprehensive Rock Engineering, Vol 3, Chapter 23, p705-725, in press

Lorig, L., and Stead, D. 2017. Invited Chapter 12  on "Numerical modelling of rock slopes". in Wyllie, D and Mah, Rock slope Engineering, 5th Edition , In Press

Mayer, J. and Stead, D. 2017. A Comparison of Traditional, Step-Path, and Geostatistical Techniques in the Stability Analysis of Large Open Pits, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, DOI 10.1007/s00603-016-1148-0

Mayer, J.M. and Stead. D.  2017 Exploration into the causes of uncertainty in UDEC Grain Boundary Models, Computers and Geotechnics, 82:110-123

2016

Wolter, A., Stead, D,,Ward, B.C. Clague, J.C. and Ghirotti, M. 2016 Engineering geomorphological characterisation of the Vajont Slide, Italy, Landslides.Journal. (Accepted)

Sharma, J., Francioni, M., Stead, D.,Donati, D., Onsel, E., Clague, J., Brideau, M-A., and Busler, J. 2016.  Monitoring Landslides in Pipeline Corridors Using a Combined Satellite-Based InSAR - Geomechanical Modelling Approach, Proc. CGS Conf, Vancouver,  10pp.

Sampaleanu,C. Preston, R, and Stead, D. 2016. Application of Laser Scanning Monitoring Methods to Jane Basin, Britannia Creek, BC, Proc. CGS Conference Vancouver, 8pp.

Lato, M., Bobrowsky, P.,  Roberts, N., Bean, S., Powell, McDougall, S., Brideau, M-A., Stead.D. and VanDine, D. 2016. Site Investigation, analysis, monitoring and treatment – Canadian technical guidelines and best practices related to landslides: a national initiative for loss reduction; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 8114, 59 p. doi: 10.4095/299117

Kremsater, R., Stead, D., Wards, B.C. and Millard, T. 2016. Geomorphological Mapping of the Cascade Bay Landslide Using a Combined Airborne LiDAR and Terrestrial Remote Sensing Approach, cYGEGS Conference, Whistler, OCtober 2016., (Abstract and Poster)

Westin, A., Donati, D., Stead, D., Clague, J., Stewart, T. and Lawrence, M. 2016. Characterrzation of large rock slides using an integrated approach,  (Poster and Abstract), CYGEGS Conference, Whistler, Oct 2016.

Dewit, M., Hedley, N., Williams-Jones. G. and Stead, D.  2016. "Upclose with virtual rock outcrops": Geovisualization of a remotely sensed field site   (Poster and Abstract), CYGEGS Conference, Whistler, Oct 2016.

Sampeleanu, C., Stead, D., Bariledum, N. and Schlotfeldt, P. 2016. Evaluating rockfal on the North face of Stawamus Chief, (Poster and Abstract), CYGEGS Conference, Whistler, Oct 2016.

Francioni M., Coggan J.S., Eyre M.L., Vanneschi C.,  Penfound-Marks L.and Stead D. 2016  A multi-scale and multi-disciplinary approach for the study and monitoring of rocky coastlines,, Congress Societa' Geologica Italiana 2016,  abstract.

Havaej, M., Stead, D. and Coggan, J., Elmo, D. 2016  Application of discrete fracture networks (DFN) in the stability analysis of Delabole Slate Quarry, Cornwall, UK,  ARMA 2016, Houston, 2016

Karami,, L., Elmo, D and Stead, D. 2016. Simulation of rock bridge failure at the laboratory scale
using a combined FDEM modeling and discrete crack network approach
Paper 16-588,  ARMA 2016, Houston, Texas,

Stead, D. and Havaej, M. 2016. Characterisation of open pit slopes: Toward an integrated remote sensing-numerical modelling approach, Invited Keynote Paper,, Eurock 2016,, In ; Eds. Ulusay et al., Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering: From the Past to the Future, p85-95. Turkey, ISBN 9781138032651

Spreafico, M., Stead, D and Borgatti, L. 2016. How rock block shape can influence the kinematics and direction of slope displacement: Results from the San Leo rock plateau, Italy.Proc. Int Conf on Landslides, Naples, Italy, 2016, 8pp..

Tuckey, Z. and Stead, D. 2016. Investigation of intact rock bridges and discontinuity persistence in large rock slopes using field mapping and remote sensing, Engineering Geology:208:136-153

Gao, F., Stead, D. and  Elmo, D. 2016 Use of a grain-breakable distinct element grain based model to investigate the effect of heterogeneity on the micromechanical behavior of a low porosity sandstone, Computers and Geotechnics,78:203-217

Havaej, M. and Stead, D. 2016. Investigating the role of kinematics  and damage in the failure of rock slopes, (Computers and Geotechnics, 78:181-193.

Havaej,  M,., Coggan, J., Stead, D. and Elmo, D. 2016. A combined remote sensing–numerical modelling approach to the stability analysis of Delabole Slate Quarry, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, Vol. 49, Issue 4, pp 1227-1245

Wolter, A., Gischig, V,, Stead, D., and Clague, J.J.. 2016 Investigation of geomorphic and seismic effects on the 1959 Madison Canyon, Montana failure using an integrated field, engineering geomorphology mapping, and numerical modelling approach, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering; published online; DOI 10.1007/s00603-015-0889-5

Havaej,  M,., Coggan, J., Stead, D. and Elmo, D. 2016. A combined remote sensing– numerical modelling approach to the stability analysis of Delabole Slate Quarry, Cornwall, UK, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering,Vol. 49, Issue 4, pp 1227-1245

Elmo, E., Eberhardt, E. and Stead, D. 2016. Discrete Fracture Network modelling: importance of accounting for data uncertainty and variability, /Proc. Seventh International Conference & Exhibition on Mass Mining – MassMin 2016, paper 183, 11pp.

2015

Hamdi,P.,Stead, D. and Elmo, D. 2015. Characterizing the influence of stress-induced microcracks on the laboratory strength and fracture development in brittle rocks using a finite/discrete element method-micro discrete fracture network FDEM-µDFN approach, Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol 7, 509-625

Panton, B., Elmo, D. and Stead, D. 2015. A discrete fracture network approach for the design of rock foundation anchorage, Transactions of Mining and Metallurgy A, , Mining Technology Journal;  124:3:150-162, DOI 10.1179/1743286315Y.0000000014

Stead, D. 2015, The influence of shales on slope instability, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 49:635-651

Sturzenegger,M., Stead, D., Gosse, J., Ward, B. and Froese, C. 2015. Reconstruction of the Palliser Rockslide history based on 36Cl cosmogenic nuclide dating and debris volume estimations, Landslides, 12:1097–1106
DOI 10.1007/s10346-014-0527-4

Wolter, A,, Gischig, V., Eberhardt, E., Stead, D., Clague, J.J. 2015 Simulation of progressive rock slope failure due to seismically induced damage, Proc. Slope Stability 2015, Cape Town, Oct 2015, SAIMM,  p529-542

Whittall, J., Eberhardt, E., Hungr, O and Stead, D. 2015.  Runout  of open pit slope failures: using and abusing the fahrböshung method, Proc. Slope Stability 2015, Cape Town, SAIMM, p99-112.

Havaej, M., Wolter,. A, and  Stead, D. 2015. The possible role of brittle rock fracture in the 1963 Vajont Slide, Italy, International Journal of Rock Mechanics, 78:319–330

Westin, A., Francioni, M., Kremsater, R., Stead, D. and Clague, J. 2015. Remote Sensing Analysis of a Rapidly Eroding Sea Cliff at Point Grey, British Columbia, Abstract, AGU 2015, (Poster)

Dewit, M., Francioni, M., So, M.,Kremsater,R,., Williams-Jones and Stead, D. 2015. Applications of terrestrial remote sensing to volcanic rock masses , Abstract, AGU, San Francisco, (Poster)

Brideau, M-A,, Bevington, A.,, Lewkowicz, A.G. and Stead, D. (2015) Engineering geology, electrical resistivity tomography and displacement monitoring of the Dawson City landslide,Yukon. Proc. Canadian Geotech. Conf., Quebec City, 8pp.

Sharma, J., Eppler, J., Kubanskii, M., Busler, J., Francioni, M., Stead, D.,  Clague, J. and Brideau, M-A. 2015. Monitoring geohazards near pipeline corridors with an advanced InSAR technique and geomechanical modelling, Proc. GeoQuebec, Quebec City, 8pp.

Spreafico,M.C., Francioni, M., Cervi, F., Stead, D., Bitelli, G., Ghirotti, M., Girelli, V.A., Lucenti, G.C., Tini, M.A., and Borgatti, L.  2015 Back Analysis of the 2014 San Leo Landslide using Combined Terrestrial Laser Scanning and 3D Distinct Element Modelling, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, (Online in press)

van Zeyl, D., Stead, D., Sturzenegger, M,, Bornhold, B.D. and Clague, J.J. . 2015.Structure, stability, and tsunami hazard associated with a rock slope in Knight Inlet, British Columbia, Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences Journal, 15, 1425–1436

Dick, G.J., Eberhardt, E., Cabrejo-Liévano.A. G., Stead, D. and Rose, N. 2015. Development of an early warning time-of-failure analysis methodology for open pit mine slopes utilizing ground-based slope stability radar monitoring data, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 52: 515–529

Francioni M., Salvini R., Stead D., Giovannini R., Riccucci S., Vanneschi C. and Gullì D. 2015. An integrated remote sensing-GIS approach for the analysis of an open pit sited in the Carrara marble district, Italy: slope stability assessment through kinematic and numerical method, Computers and Geotechnics, 67:46–63.

Stead, D., and Wolter, A. 2015. A critical review of the importance of structural geology in landslide failure mechanisms, Journal of Structural Geology, 74:1-23.

Zhang, Y.,  Stead, D. and Elmo, D. 2015. Characterization of strength and damage of hard rock pillars using a Synthetic Rock Mass method, Computers and Geotechnics, 65:56-72.

Hamdi, P., Stead, D. and Elmo. D. and Toyra, J. 2015. Simulating the Influence of Large Scale Geological Structures on the Surface Subsidence Associated with Sub-Level Caving: An Integrated Finite/Discrete Element Method-Discrete Fracture Network Approach (FDEM-DFN), Proc. ARMA 2015, Paper 15-571, 11pp

Stead, D. 2015. Invited Keynote. The influence of shales on slope stability, Proc. ISRM Congress, Shale Symposium, Montreal, 22pp.

Eberhardt, E. , Woo, K., Stead, D. and Elmo, D. 2015. Invited keynote paper - Transitioning from open pit to underground mass mining: meeting the rock engineering challenges of going deeper, Proc. ISRM Congress, Montreal, 2015, 14pp.

Elmo, D., Stead, D. and Rogers., S. 2015. Guidelines For the quantitative description of discontinuities to be used for use in Discrete Fracture Network modelling. Proc. ISRM Congress, Montreal, May 2015. 

Vivas, J.,Hunt, C., Stead, D., Elmo, D., and Allen, D.  2015 Characterising groundwater in rock slopes using a combined remote sensing-numerical modelling approach, Proc. ISRM Congress, Montreal May 2015, Paper No 670

Clayton, A., Stead, D. and Kinakin, D. 2015. A Discontinuum Numerical Modelling Investigation Of Failure Mechanisms At The Mitchell Creek Landslide, B.C., Canada,Proc. ISRM Congress, Montreal May 2015

Preston, R., Roberts,D., McIntyre, H and Stead, D. 2015.Use of Photogrammetry to Estimate Mine Pillar Damage and Strength, Proc ISRM Congress, Montreal, Paper No. 492.

2014

Clayton, M., Stead, D. and Kinakin, D. 2014. Four Dimensional Modelling of the Mitchell Creek Landslide, B.C., Canada, Proc. Vertical Geology Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, 5pp.

Coggan, J., Havaej, M., and Stead, D. 2014. Digital data acquisition for effective modelling of rock slope behavior, DFNE 2014 Conf., 8pp. Vancouver, Oct 2014.

Coggan, J., Stead, D. and Gao, F. 2014. Numerical modelling of brittle fracture in geological materials, Pro. 28th ACME Conference on computational mechanics, Exeter, UK, April 3-4 2014, Extended Abstract 4pp.

Elmo, D., Rogers, S. Stead, D. and Eberhardt, E. 2014.  A Discrete Fracture Network approach to characterise rock mass fragmentation and implications for geomechanical upscaling. Transactions of the  Australian Inst. Mining Metallurgy, Invited Paper, Mining Technology Journal, Volume: 123, Issue: 3, Sep 2014, pp. 149 - 16

Elmo, D., Pakalnis, R. and Stead, D. 2014. A comparison between simulated results and empirical formulae using a hybrid modelling approach, Rock Mass Characterization for Mine Design 29–30 May 2013, LIMA, Peru, 10pp.

Francioni M., Salvini R. and Stead D. 2014: A case study integrating remote sensing and distinct element analysis to quarry slope stability assessment in the Monte Altissimo area, Italy, Engineering Geology, 183:290-302.

Gao, F., Stead, D. and Kang. H. 2014.  Numerical simulation of squeezing failure in a coal mine roadway due to mining-induced stresses. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, (Online Sept 2014), DOI 10.1007/s00603-014-0653-2

Gao, F.,  Stead, D, Kang, H. . 2014. The influence of scale and anisotropy on coal behaviour : A synthetic rock mass study, International Journal of Coal Geology, 136:25–37

Gao, F., Stead, D. and Coggan, J. 2014. Evaluation of coal longwall caving characteristics using an innovative UDEC Trigon approach, Computers and Geotechnics, 55:448–460.

Gao.  F., Stead, D. and Kang, H. 2014. Simulation of roof shear failure in coal mine roadways using an innovative UDEC Trigon approach, Computers and Geotechnics, 61:33-41

Gao, F., and Stead, D,. 2014. Applications of DFN engineering in simulations of longwall top coal caving, Proc. DFNE 2014, 8pp. Vancouver, Oct 2014.

Gao, F., Stead, D., Kang, H. and Wu, Y.  2014 Numerical simulation of deformation and damage of a roadway driven along an unstable goaf - a case study, International Journal of Coal Geology, V.127:100-110

Gao, F.Q. and Stead, D. 2014. The application of a modified Voronoi logic to brittle fracture modelling at the laboratory and field scale, International Journal of Rock Mechanics & Mining Sciences, 68:1–14 Hamdi, P., Stead, D.,

Elmo, D, Toyra, J. and Stockel, B-N. 2014. Use of an Integrated Finite/Discrete Element Method-Discrete Fracture Network Approach (FDEM-DFN) in characterising surface subsidence associated with sub-level caving, Proc. DFNE 2014, 9pp. Vancouver, Oct 2014.

Hamdi. P. , Stead, D. and Elmo, D. 2014. The influence of micro‐heterogeneity on the strength of the rock material‐ application of FEM/DEM approach, Eurorock 2014, Vigo Spain, (Awarded Best Student Paper - Joint at Conference)

Hamdi. P., Stead, D. and Elmo, D. 2014.  Damage Characterization during Laboratory Strength Testing: a 3D-Finite-Discrete Element Approach, Computers and Geotechnics, V60:33-46

Havaej, M.  Stead, D., , Eberhardt, E.,  and Fisher , B. . 2014. .Characterization of bi-planar and ploughing failure mechanisms in footwall slopes using numerical modelling, Engineering Geology, 178:109-120

Havaej, M., Stead, D., Mayer, J. and Wolter, A  2014.  Modelling the relation between failure kinematics and slope damage in high rock slopes using a lattice scheme approach, Proc ARMA 2014,8pp, Paper#14-7374, Minneapolis

Hu, X., Stead, D.,  Zhai. L  and Kong, D. .2014. Engineering geology and numerical modelling of a steep rock slope for the Ensi-Qianjiang  expressway, China, 7pp,, World Landslide Forum, Beijing, 6pp.

Jackson, L.E. Jr., Blais-Stevens, A., Hermanns, R.L, van Zeyl, D.P., Stead, D., Jermyn, C.E., Barrie, J.V., Conway, W.K., and Hetherington, R., 2014. Late Glacial and Holocene sedimentation and investigation of fiord tsunami potential in lower Howe Sound, British Columbia; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7616, 34 p. doi:10.4095/294834

Lupogo, K., Stead, D., Elmo, D. and Tuckey, Z. 2014. Blast Damage in Rock Slopes: Potential applications of Discrete Fracture Network Engineering, Proc. DFNE 2014, 9pp, DFNE 2014, Vancouver, October 2014.
Mayer, J.M., Hamdi, P. Stead, D. 2014 A modified discrete fracture network approach for geomechanical simulation, Proc. DFNE 2014, 7pp. Vancouver, Oct 2014.

Mayer, J.M, Stead, D., de Bruyn, I. and Nowak, M. 2014. A sequential Gaussian simulation approach to modelling rock mass variability, Proc ARMA 2014, 11pp, Paper # 14-7042, Minneapolis.

Preston, R., McIntyre, H., Stead, D. and Roberts, D. 2014 Use of Photogrammetry and Discrete Fracture Networks to Characterize Pillar Damage and rock mass characteristics, Proc. DFNE 2014, 8pp. Vancouver, Oct 2014.

Salvini, R., Giovannini, R., Vanneschi,C., Francioni, M., Stead, D., Riccucci, S., and Gullì, D. 2014.  The use of remote sensing for discontinuity mapping and analysis in a large marble quarry, Carrara, Italy, DFNE 2014, 8pp. Vancouver, Oct 2014.

Salvini,R., Mastrorocco, G.,Vanneschi,C., Riccucci, S., Francioni. M and Stead, D. 2014. Excavation stability analysis in an underground marble quarry in the Apuan Alps (Italy): Application of terrestrial LIDAR, conventional methods and numerical modeling, Proc. DFNE 2014, 8pp. Vancouver, Oct 2014.

Stead, D. 2014. Hillslope Hydrology and Stability; Lu.N. and Godt, J.W. Book Review, 2pp. Environmental and Engineering Geoscience,  Vol. XX, No. 4:407-8.

Sturzenegger,M., Stead, D., Gosse, J., Ward, B. and Froese, C. 2014. Reconstruction of the Palliser Rockslide history based on 36Cl cosmogenic nuclide dating and debris volume estimations, Landslides, 10pp, DOI 10.1007/s10346-014-0527-4

Sturzenegger, M., Keegan, T., Wen, A., Willms. D., Stead, D. and Edwards, T. 2014. Rockslide hazard characterization using airborne and terrestrial LiDAR and incorporation into numerical modeling,  Proc. IAEG 2014. 8pp., Turin.

Vivas, J., Stead, D., Allen, D, Elmo,D. and D'Ambra 2014. Characterisation of groundwater in rock slopes using a DFN engineering approach, Proc. DFNE 2014, 10pp

Wen, A., Sturzenegger, M. and Stead, D.2014 Analysis of a Complex Rock Slope Instability with a Stepped Failure Surface using Discrete Fracture Network Models, 10pp, Proc. DFNE 2014, 8pp. Vancouver, Oct 2014.

Wolter,A., Stead, D. and Clague., J.C.  2014 A Morphologic characterization of the 1963 Vajont slide, Italy, using long range terrestrial photogrammetry, Geomorphology 206: 147–164

Wolter,A., Stead, D., Clague, J,J,,  Havaej, M,, and Vivas - Becerra, J, 2014. A combined remote sensing – numerical modelling approach to the forensic investigation of three large, catastrophic rock slope failures, Canadian Geotech Conf, Regina, October 2014. 10pp.

Woo KS, Eberhardt, E, Elmo D, Stead D, and Kaiser, P. 2014 .Benchmark Testing of Numerical Capabilities for Modelling the Influence of Undercut Depth on Caving, Fracture Initiation and Subsidence Angles Associated with Block Cave Mining. Transactions of the  Australian Inst. Mining Metallurgy, Invited Paper, Mining Technology Journal,  Volume: 123, Issue: 3, Sep 2014, pp. 128 - 139

Zhang, Y. and Stead, D. 2014. Modelling 3D crack propagation in hard rock pillars using a Synthetic Rock Mass approach, Int. Journal of Rock Mechanics, 72:199–213

2013

Zorzi. L.,, Flaim, L.,, Massironi, M., Genevois , R. and  Stead, D. 2013.,The importance of inherited structures in slope evolution: the Ridnaun Valley, Italy. (Invited Abstract,  AGU, San Francisco).

Elmo, D.,  Stead, D. and Eberhardt, E and Vyazmensky, A. 2013,  Applications of Finite Discrete Element Modelling to Rock Engineering Problems, Invited Paper. ASCE international Journal of Geomechanics, V13, p568-580.

Gao, F. and Stead, D. 2013.Discrete element modelling of cutter roof failure in coal mine roadways, International Journal of Coal Geology, 116–117 158–171

Wolter, A.,,  Havej, M.,  Zorzi, L.,  Stead, D., Clague, J.J.,  Ghirotti, M, and Genevois, R. (2013).  Exploration  of the kinematics of the 1963 Vajont slide, Italy, using a numerical modelling toolbox, International Conference Vajont 1963-2013. Thoughts and analyses after 50 years since the catastrophic landslide Padua, Italy - 8-10 October 2013. Italian Journal of Engineering Geology and Environment - Book Series (6), p 599-612, .DOI: 10.4408/IJEGE.2013-06.B-58

Wolter, A.. Stead, D.., Ward, B.C. and Clague, J.J. 2013. An Engineering Geomorphological Characterization  of the 1963 Vaont Side, Vajont Symposium,  International Conference Vajont 1963-2013. Thoughts and analyses after 50 years since the catastrophic landslide Padua, Italy - 8-10 October 2013. Italian Journal of Engineering Geology and Environment - Book Series (6), p 613-622, DOI: 10.4408/IJEGE.2013-06.B-59

Stead, D. and Eberhardt, E. 2013. Understanding the mechanics of large landslides. Invited keynote and paper,  International Conference Vajont 1963-2013. Thoughts and analyses after 50 years since the catastrophic landslide Padua, Italy - 8-10 October 2013. Italian Journal of Engineering Geology and Environment - Book Series (6), p 85-112,DOI: 10.4408/IJEGE.2013-06.B-07

Wolter, A., Stead, D. and Clague, J.J. 2013, An integrated field-based numerical modelling approach to the study of large catastrophic rockslides, Proc. 4th Geotechnical Engineers and Geoscientists Conference, 2pp, Abstract,

Dick, G., Eberhardt, E., Stead, D. and Rose, N. 2013. Early Detection of Impending Slope Failure in Open Pit Mines using Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Real Aperture Radar Measurements, Proc. Slope Stability 2013, Brisbane September 2013, p949-962

Havaej, M., Wolter, A. Stead, D. Lorig, L. and Eberhardt, E. 2013. Incorporating Brittle Fracture in Three-Dimensional Modelling of High Rock Slopes, Proc. Slope Stability 2013, Brisbane Sept 2013., p625-638

Tuckey, Z., Stead, D. and Eberhardt, E. 2013. An Integrated Approach for Understanding Uncertainty of Discontinuity Persistence and Intact Rock Bridges in Large Open Pit Slopes, Proc. Slope Stability 2013, Brisbane, Sept 2013, p189-204

Stead, D. and Wolter. A 2013. An Integrated Remote Sensing - Geomechanical Modelling Approach to Rock Slope Characterization, Invited Abstract and Presentation (Wolter), AEG Conference, Seattle.

Hamdi, P., Stead, D. and Elmo, D. 2013. Numerical simulation of damage during laboratory testing on rock using a 3D-FEM/DEM approach, Proc.  ARMA 2013, ARMA Paper no. 13-583, 7pp.

Clayton.M.A., Stead, D. and Kinakin, D. 2013. The Mitchell Creek Landslide, B.C., Canada: Investigation using Remote Sensing and Numerical Modeling, Proc. ARMA 2013, San Francisco, ARMA Paper No.  13-314, 8pp.

Vivas, J., Tuckey, Z., Stead, D., Wolter, A., Elmo, D. and D'Ambra, S. 2013. Seepage characterization in high rock slopes using remote sensing, Proc. ARMA, San Francisco ARMA Paper No. 13-462, 19pp.

Preston, R.P., Stead, D., McIntire, H. and Roberts, D.P. 2013. Quantifying the Effects of Adverse Geology on Pillar Strength through Numerical Modeling, Proc. ARMA, San Francisco, ARMA Paper No. 13-478, 7pp.

Coggan, J., Stead, D., Howe, J. and Faulks, I. 2013. Mineralogical controls on the engineering behaviour of altered granites under uniaxial compression, Engineering Geology 160 (2013) 89–102

Moretti, D. Giardino,M., Stead, D.,  Clague, J., Gibson, D., Ghirotti, M. Perotti, L. 2013. Multidisciplinary approach (geology, geomorphology, geomechanics, geomatics) for the characterization of the Blais Creek DsGSD (Monashee Mountains, BC, Canada), EGU2013-7522, NH3.7 Large slope instabilities: characterisation, dating, triggering, monitoring and modelling, EGU Abstract.

Gratchev, I, Shokouhi, A., Kim, D.H.,  Stead, D and Wolter, A. 2013.Assessment of rock slope stability using remote sensing technique in the Gold Coast Area, Australia, 11:53: RPS: RPS-SEAGC 2012, Advances in Geotechnical Infrastructure, Edited by C. F. Leung, S. H. Goh & R. F. Shen Copyright © 2013 Geotechnical Society of Singapore (GeoSS). Published by Research Publishing. ISBN: 978-981-07-4948-4 :: doi:10.3850/978-981-07-4948-4 164, 6pp.

Eberhardt, E., Woo, K., Stead, D. and Elmo, D. 2013. Transitioning from openpit to underground mass mining: Geo-Risk associated with going deeper, Roundup, Mineral Exploration 2013, Abstract, 2pp.

Woo, K.,  Eberhardt, E., Elmo, D. and Stead, D. 2013. Empirical investigation and characterization of surface subsidence related to block cave mining, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 16:31-43

Ghirotti, M. and Stead, D. (2013). The Vaiont Landslide, Italy  Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards, Peter T. Bobrowsky (Ed.), p 1069 -1073, Springer.

2012

Donati, D., Stead, D., Ghirotti, M. and Wolter, A. 2012. A structural interpretation of the Hope Slide, BC., using terrestrial photogrammetry wit rock mass characterization, Rend. Online Soc. Geol. Italy., Vol XX (2012), 3pp., Societa Geologica Italiana, Roma 2012.

Clague, J. and Stead, D. 2012. Editors, Landslides Types, mechanisms and modelling; Cambridge University Press., 420pp., 32 Chapters from invited authors,, published October 2012

Griffiths,J.S, Stokes, M., Stead,D. and Giles,D. 2012. Landscape Evolution and Engineering Geology: results from IAEG Commission 22, Bull Eng Geol and Environment, 71:605-36

Stead, D. and Coggan, J. 2012. Numerical modelling of rock slope stability. Book Chapter, In "Landslide: Types, mechanisms and modelling", Eds Clague, J. and Stead D.; Cambridge University Press., Chapter 13:144-158.

Clague. J. and Stead, D. 2012. Foreword, In Landslide; types, mechanisms and modelling; Cambridge University Press., p xi-xiii.

Tuckey, Z., Stead, D., Sturzenegger, M. and Elmo, D. 2012. An Integrated Field Mapping-Numerical Modelling Approach for Characterising Discontinuity Persistence and Intact Rock Bridges in Large Open Pits, Canadian Geotech Society Conf, Winnipeg, 10pp.

Woo, KS. Eberhardt, E. Rabus, B. Stead, D. Vyazmensky, A. 2012. Integration of field characterization, mine production and InSAR monitoring data to constrain and calibrate 3-D numerical modelling of block caving-induced subsidence. Int. J. Rock Mech. Min. Sci, 53:166-178.

Brideau, M.-A., and Stead, D., 2012. Evaluating Kinematic Controls on Planar Translational Slope Failure Mechanisms Using Three-Dimensional Distinct Element Modelling. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 30(4): 991-1011.

Havaej, M., Stead, D., Lorig, L. and Vivas, J. 2012. Modelling rock bridge failure and brittle fracturing in large open pit rock slopes. ARMA 2012, Chicago, Paper ARMA/248, 9pp.

Tuckey, Z., Stead, D., Sturzenegger, M. and Elmo, D. 2012. Towards a methodology for characterising intact rock bridges and discontinuity persistence in large open pits. Accepted  paper to ARMA 2012, Chicago, 2012.,Paper ARMA/251, 17pp.

Stead, D., Jaboyedoff, M. and Coggan, J. 2012. Invited Keynote Presentation and Paper, Rock slope characterization and geomechanical modelling,  Proc. 11th International and 2nd North American symposium on Landslides and engineered slopes, Landslides and Engineered Slopes: Protecting Society Through Improved Understanding-Eds Eberhardt et al., Banff, Canada, 2012, 1:83-100.

Jaboyedoff,M., Derron, M-A., Pedrazzini, A., Blikra, L., Crosta, G.B., Froese,C., Hermanns, R.,  Oppikofer, T., Böhme, M and Stead, D.  2012.  Fast assessment of susceptibility of massive rock instabilities, Proc. 11th International and 2nd North American symposium on Landslides and engineered slopes, Landslddes and Engineered Slopes: Protecting Society Through Improved Understanding-Eds Eberhardt et al., Banff, Canada, 2012, 1:459-465

Coggan, J., Gao, F., Stead, D. and Elmo, D. 2012. Numerical modelling of the effects of weak immediate roof lithology on coal mine roadway stability, International Journal of Coal geology. (2011), 10pp, doi:10.1016/j.coal.2011.11.003, Elsevier.

Brideau, M-A, Chavin, S, Andrieux, P and Stead, D. 2012. Influence of 3D statistical discontinuity variability on slope stability conditions, Proc. 11th International and 2nd North American symposium on Landslides and engineered slopes, Landslldes and Engineered Slopes: Protecting Society Through Improved Understanding-Eds Eberhardt et al., Banff, Canada, 2012, 1:587-593.

Wolter,A., Stead, D. and Clague, J.J. 2012. A combined photogrammetric-engineering geomorphological approach to the characterization of the 1963 Vajont Slide. (Poster Session), International and 2nd North American symposium on Landslides and engineered slopes, Landslldes and Engineered Slopes: Protecting Society Through Improved Understanding-Eds Eberhardt et al., Banff, Canada, 2012.

Elmo, D., Vyazmensky, A., Stead, D. and Rogers, S.  2012.  Applications of a Finite Discrete Element Approach to Model Block Cave Mining, invited book chapter, in "innovate methods in numerical Modelling, Chapter 15.

Brideau, M.-A., McDougall, S., Stead, D., Evans, S.G., Couture, R., and Turner, K.,  2012. Three-dimensional distinct element modeling and dynamic analysis of a landslide in gneissic rock, British Columbia, Canada. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, 71:467-486

Sturzenegger, M. and Stead, D. 2012.The Palliser Rockslide: characterization and modelling of a stepped failure surface, Geomorphology,138:145-161

2011

Stead, D., Wolter, A. and Clague, J. C. 2011. A critical review of landslide failure mechanisms, Invited Paper, AGU, San Francisco, December 2011. (Abstract and Presentation)

Tuckey, Z., Sturzenegger, M., Stead, D., Elmo, D. 2011.  Towards a methodology for characterising intact rock bridges and discontinuity persistence in large open pits.Abstract/Poster Presentation, Stability 2011, Vancouver.

Wolter, A., Stead, D. and Clague, J,  2011.  Experience in the characterisation of  large natural rockslides using terrestrial photogrammetry: Implications for large open pit slopes..Abstract/Poster  Slope Stability 2011, Vancouver.

Styles, T.D., Stead, D., Eberhardt, E., Rabus, B., Gaida. M. and Bloom, J. 2011. Integrated Numerical modelling and InSAR monitoring of a slow moving slope instability at Bingham Canyon Mine, 10pp, Slope Stability 2011, Vancouver, Sept 2011.

Stead, D, Eberhardt, E. and Scoble, M, 2011. The NRAS Project-  Improving mine safety, economics and sustainability through implementation of geotechnical innovation in British Columbia surface mines., Surface Mining in Westen and Northern Canada, Slope stability 2011.

Eberhardt, E. and Stead, D. 2011. Incorporating the effects of groundwater and coupled hydro-mechanical processes in slope stability analysis. Proc. NATO Conference on Natural and Artificial Rockslide Dams, Eds, Evans, S.G., Hermanns, R.L., Strom, A.L. and Scarascia Mugnozza, G. Bishkek, 499-518, Springer.

Brideau, M-A, Sturzenegger, M., Stead, Jaboyedoff, M., Lawrence, M.,  Roberts, N.J., Ward, B.C.,, Millard, T.H., Clague, J. 2011.  Structural controls on the 2007 Chehalis Lake landslide, British Columbia, Canada, Abstract submitted to NH3.10/GM6.2   "Rock mechanics and structural controls on hillslope processes"  European Geohysical Union General Assemby. Vienna, April 3-8,  2011.

Jaboyedoff, M., Crosta, G and Stead, D. 2011. Slope tectonics: a short introduction. Slope Tectonics, Geol. Soc. London Special Publication 35:1-10.

Wolter, A., Superchi, L.., Stead, D. Clague, J, Genevois, R. and Ghirotti. M. 2011. Preliminary results of a photogrammetric characterisation of the 1963 Vajont rockslide, Geohazards 5, Kelowna, 2010., 8pp.
Sturzenegger, M., Stead, D. and Elmo, E. (2011) Terrestrial remote sensing-based estimation of discontinuity frequency, mean trace length, block size/shape and dependence on observation scale. Engineering Geology,119:(3-4):96-111

Superchi, L., Wolter, A. Stead, D., Clague, J., Ghirotti, M. and  and Genevois, R. 2011. Comparison of photogrammetric and field survey data from the sliding surface of the 1963 Vajont Slide, Italy. Abstract submitted to NH3.10/GM6.2   "Rock mechanics and structural controls on hillslope processes"  European Geohysical Union General Assemby. Vienna, April 3-8,  2011.

Eberhardt,  E. and Stead, D. 2011. Geotechnical Instrumentation, Invited Chapter 8.5, 3rd. Edition Society of Mining Engineers, Mining Engineering Handbook, Ed. P. Darling, 1:551-571.  (5 Reviewers)

Coggan, J, and Stead, D. 2011. Modelling brittle fracture in rock. Invited presenation and extended abstract, Meeting on "Modelling frature in quasi-brittle materials: Achieving consistency between different length scales, March 3rd 2011, University of Manchester.

Brideau, M.-A., and Stead, D., 2011. The influence of three-dimensional kinematic controls on rock slope stability. In: D. Sainsbury , R. Hart, C. Detournay, and M. Nelson (eds) Proceedings of the 2nd International FLAC/DEM Symposium, Melbourne, Australia, February 14-16 2011, pp. 213-220.

Brideau, M-A, Stead, D., Roots, C. and Lipkovsky, P. 2012. Ongoing displacement monitoring at the Dawson City landslide (Dawson map area NTS 116B/3), Yukon Exporation and Geology.

Brideau, M-A, Pedrazzini, A., Stead, D., Froese, C., Jaboyedoff. M, van Zeyl, D. 2011.Three-dimensional slope stability analysis of South Peak, Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, Canada, , 8(2): 139-158. (Winner of Best Paper in Landslide Journal for 2011)

Brideau, M.-A., Stead, D., Bond, J.D., Lipovsky, P.S., and Ward, B.C., 2011. Preliminary stratigraphic and geotechnical investigation of the glaciolacustrine and loess deposits around the city of Whitehorse (NTS 105D/11), Yukon. In: K.E. McFarlane, L.H. Weston and C. Relf (eds), Yukon Exploration and Geology 2010. Yukon Geological Survey pp. 33-53.

2010

Brideau, M-A and Stead, D. 2010. Controls on Block Toppling Using a Three-Dimensional Distinct Element Approach, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, Rock Mech Rock Eng (2010) 43:241–26010.1007/s00603-009-0052-2

Brideau, M-B, Stead, D., Lipoovksy, P., Jaboyedoff, M., Hopkinson, C., Demuth, M., Barlow, J.,  Evans, S. and Delaney, K. (2010). Preliminary description and slope stability analyses of the 2008 Little Salmon Lake and 2007 Mt. Steele landslides, Yukon Exploration and Geology 2009, 119-133.

Brideau, M-A, Stead, D., McDougall, S., Couture, R., Evans, S. and Turner, K. 2010. Three dimensional numerical modelling of the failure mechanisms and runout at the 2002 McCauley Creek Landslide, British Columbia, Canada, Proc IAEG Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, ISBN 979-0-415-60034-7, p53-62

Brideau, M.-A., and Stead, D., 2010. Engineering geological mapping of a large strato-volcano slope failure in northern British Columbia, Canada. GeoNZ 2010, November 2010, Auckland, New Zealand, p. 44 (and poster)

Elmo, D. and Stead, D. 2010. An integrated numerical modelling - discrete fracture network approach applied to the characterisation of rock mass strength of naturally fractured pillars. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, Vol 43 (1): 3-19. (Winner of Victor Milligan Award)

Griffiths, J.S., Stokes, M., Stead, D., and Giles, D. 2010. Preliminary Report on IAEG Commission 22: Landscape Evolution and Engineering Geology. Proc IAEG Conf Auckland, New Zealand, ISBN 978-0-415-60034-7, p1885-1893.

Hensold, G., Stead, D., Clague, J., Moretti, D, and Sturzenegger, M. 2010. Deep-seated gravitational slope deformation at Handcar Peak in the southern Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Proc, 63rd Canadian Geotech Conf, Geo2010, p922-931.

Sivak, T., Brideau, M-A,   Stead, D., Couture, R., and Guthire, R. 2010. Preliminary analysis of the failure mechanism at the Nomash River Landslide, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Proc IAEG Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, ISBN 978-0-415-60034-7, p691-699 (paper and poster)

Styles, T.D., Zhang, Y., Stead, D. Elmo, D., Roberts , D. and Yanske, T, 2010 An integrated photogrammetric-numerical modelling approach to brittle fracture characterization in mine pillars., US Rock Mechanics Symposium, 2010, ARMA10-410, Salt Lake City. 8pp.

Superchi,L., Floris, M. . Ghirotti, M., Genevois, R. Jaboyedoff, M, and Stead, D. 2010. Implementation of a geodatabase of published and unpublished data on the catastrophic Vaiont landslide, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 10, 865–873, 2010

Yan-hui, S., Jiang-bing, P., and Stead, D. 2010. Research on the regular pattern of ground fissure development in the Weihe Basin, China., Proc IAEG Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, ISBN 978-0-415-60034-7, p4483-4490.

Yan-hui, S., Sun, M,, Stead, D. and Ghuang-hong, J.. 2010. Research on rock mass quality classification of hard rock. Proc IAEG Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, ISBN 978-0-415-60034-7, p3589-3597.

Vyazmensky, A., Elmo, D. and Stead, D. 2010, Role of rock mass fabric and faulting in the development of block caving induced surface subsidence, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 43:5:533-56.

Vyazmensky, A., Stead, D., Elmo. D and Moss. A. 2010. Numerical  Analysis of Block Caving Induced Instability in Large Open Pit Slopes: A Finite Element / Discrete Element Approach, Rock Mechanics and Rock Eng., 43(1)21-39. (Most downloaded paper in RMRE for Feb-May 2011)

Woo, K, Eberhardt, E., Ghuman, P., Stead, D. 2010.  A. Integration of 3-D Numerical Modelling and InSAR Deformation Monitoring to Characterize Block Caving Induced Surface Subsidence, 14pp Caving 2010, Perth.

2009

Rabus, B, Eberhardt, E., Stead, D., Ghuman, P., Nadeau, C., Woo, K., Severin, J., Styles, T. and Gao, F. 2009 Application of InSAR to constrain 3-D numerical modelling of complex discontinuous pit slope deformations, Slope Stability Symposium, Chile, Nov. 2009, 15pp.

Stead, D., Sturzenegger, M., Elmo. D. and Eberhardt, E. 2009 Rock slope characterization for large open pits and high mountain slopes, Slope Stability Symposium, Santiago, Chile, November 2009, 15pp.

Elmo, D., Moffit, K., D'Ambra, S. and Stead, D. 2009. A quantitative characterization of brittle rock fracture mechanisms in rock slope failures, Slope Stabiity Symposium, Chile, Nov 2009, 15pp.

Brideau, M-A., Stead, D., and Lipovsky, P., 2009. 2008 Reactivation of the Little Salmon Lake Landslide (105/L02). Poster presented at 37th Yukon Geoscience Forum, November 22-25 2009, Whitehorse, Yukon

Brideau, M-A., Stead, D., Lipovsky, P., Jaboyedoff, M., Hopkinson, C., Barlow, J., Demuth, M., Evans, S.G., and Delaney, K., 2009. First assessment of the failure mechanism for the 2007 Mt. Steele landslide using airborne LiDAR for discontinuity identification. Poster presented at 37th Yukon Geoscience Forum, November 22-25 2009, Whitehorse, Yukon

Brideau, M-A, Pedrazzini, A., Stead, D. Froese, C. and Jaboyedoff, M. 2009. Preliminary two- and three-dimensional numerical analyses of the South Peak area, Turtle Mountain, Alberta. Abstract submission for the Canadian Geotechnical Conference 2009, Halifax, Nova Scotia, pp382-389

Brideau,M-A, and Stead, D. 2009. The role of rear release surfaces, block size and lateral confinement on the failure mechanism, displacement, volume and shape of the unstable mass in rock slope failures. Abstract submission for Canadian Geotechnical Conference 2009, Halifax, Nova Scotia, pp 489-496.

Sturzenegger, M. and Stead, D. 2009. Close-range terrestrial digital photogrammetry and terrestrial laser scanning for discontinuity characterization on rock cuts. Engineering Geology:106:163-182.

Ghirrotti, M.  Genevois, R., Superchi,L., Floris, M., and Stead, D. 2009. Implementation of a geodatabase of published and non-published data on the catastrophic Vaiont landslide, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 11, EGU2009-13416-5.

Stead, D., Brideau, M-A., Paddington, S., Millard,T. and Turner, K.  2009. "Debris Flow characterization: An integrated field-numerical based approach" ISMFE Conf, Alexandria, Egypt, 4pp.

Sturzenegger, M. and Stead, D. 2009. Quantifying discontinuity orientation and persistence on  high mountain rock slopes and large landslides using terrestrial remote sensing techniques.  Special Issue: Natural Hazards and Earth Systems Science, 9:267-287.

Sturzenegger, M. and Stead, D. 2009. Earth surface mapping using terrestrial digital photogrammetry and terrestrial laser scanning. Journal of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC, Jan/Feb 2009, 3:1:34-37.

Brideau, M-A, Yan. M., and Stead, D. 2009.. The role of tectonic damage and brittle rock fracture in the development of large rock slope failures. Geomorphology, 103:1:30-49.

Sturzenegger, M, Stead, D.,  Beveridge, A.  Lee, S. and van As, A. 2009. Long-range terrestrial digital photogrammetry for discontinuity characterization at Palabora open-pit mine. 3rd Can-US Rock Mech. Symp, Toronto, 2009, 8pp.

Coggan, J., Howe, J. and Stead, D. 2009. Effects of alteration on the engineering behaviour and fracture characteristics of granite under uniaxial compression. Abstract and Poster, Geological Society London, Applied Mineralogy Group Meeting, Falmouth, January 2009.

2008

Karami, A. and Stead, D. 2008. Asperity degradation and damage in the direct shear test: A hybrid DEM/FEM approach. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 48:2:229-266

Stead, D., Elmo, D., Coggan, J. 2008. Model and Method Dependency of Parameters. Invited Paper Presentation. From Rock Mass to Rock Model Workshop. Southern Hemisphere Rock Mechanics Symposium, Perth Australia. CDROM.

Coggan, J., Stead, D., Sturzenegger, M. and Wetherelt, A. 2008. Review of recent applications of remote sensing and photogrammetry for the mining and minerals industry. International Remote Sensing and Photogrammerty Conference. Abstract and Poster.

Jackson, L. Jr;, van Zeyl, D., Hermanns, R., Blais-Stevens, A., Jermyn, C. and Stead, D. 2008. A preliminary investigation of slope stability and evaluation of fiord tsunami hazard, western Bowen Island and adjacent Howe Sound, British Columbia . International Geological Congress, Norway, Abstract.

Brideau, M-A, Stead, D. and Couture, R. 2008. The 1999 Clanwilliam landslide: A preliminary analysis of potential failure mechanisms. (to be submitted to Geohazards IV, Landslide Conference, Quebec City, pp263-270.

Sturzenegger, M., Yan, M, and Stead, D. 2008. Characterizing high mountain rock slope failure surfaces with remote sensing techniques. Slope-Tectonics Congress, Feb 2008, Lausanne, Switzerland, 12pp.

Elmo D., Stead D. and Rogers S. 2008. A quantitative analysis of a fractured rock mass using a discrete fracture network approach: Characterisation of natural fragmentation and implications for current rock mass classification systems. Proceedings of the 5th Conference and Exhibition on Mass Mining, Lulea, Sweden, June 2008, pp1023-1032.

Vyazmensky A., Elmo D., Stead D.and Rance J. 2008. Numerical analysis of the influence of geological structures on development of surface subsidence associated with block caving mining. Proceedings of the 5th Conference and Exhibition on Mass Mining, Lulea, Sweden, June 2008, pp857-866.

Elmo D., Vyazmensky, A., Stead, D.and Rance. J. 2008. Numerical analysis of pit wall deformation induced by block-caving mining: Towards the development of an interaction matrix. Proceedings of the 5th Conference and Exhibition on Mass Mining, Lulea, Sweden, June 2008, pp1073-1082.

Eberhardt, E., and Stead, D. 2008. Rock Mechanics: Meeting society's challenges and demands, Proc. 1st Canada-US Rock Mechanics Symposium, Vancouver, Canada. Eds. Eberhardt, E., Stead,D. and Morrison, T. Int Journ Surface Ming. (Invited Book Review)

Beveridge, A., Stead, D., Sturzenegger, M., Lee, S. 2008. A preliminary report on rock mass characterization using Terrestrial digital photogrammetry and LiDAR. Report submitted to Rio Tinto Mining, December 2008, 63pp.

2007

Yan. M., Stead, D and Sturzenegger, M. 2007. Step-path characterization in rock slopes: An integrated numerical modeling-digital imaging approach. 11th Congress of the International Society for Rock Mechanics. Lisbon, Portugal 9 - 13 July 2007) pp693-696.

Elmo, D., Yan. M., Stead, D. and Rogers, S. 2007. The importance of intact rock bridges in the stability of high rock slopes: A quantitative investigation using an integrated numerical modelling – discrete fracture network approach. International Symposium on Rock Slope Stability in Open Pit Mining and Civil Engineering, Perth 12-14 September 2007, pp253-266.

Stead, D., Coggan, J.S., Elmo, D. and Yan, M. 2007. Modelling brittle fracture in rock slopes: Experience gained and lessons learned. Australian Centre for Geomechanics' International Symposium on Rock Slope Stability in Open Pit and Civil Engineering (Slope Stability07, Perth, Western Australia, September 12-14 2007, pp239-252.

Eberhardt, E., and Stead, D. 2007. Rock Mechanics: Meeting society's challenges and demands, Proc. 1st Canada-US Rock Mechanics Symposium, Vancouver, Canada. Eds. Eberhardt, E., Stead,D. and Morrison, T. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. 40:5:525-526.

Coggan, J.S., Pine, R.J., Styles, T.D. and Stead, D. 2007. Application of hybrid finite/discrete element modelling for back-analysis of rock slope failure mechanisms. Australian Centre for Geomechanics' International Symposium on Rock Slope Stability in Open Pit and Civil Engineering (Slope Stability07, Perth, Western Australia, September 12-14 2007, pp 267-277.

Eberhardt, E., Stead, D., Elmo, D., Dunbar, S., Scoble, M., Moss, A., Sturzenegger, M., Vyazmensky, A., Tollenaar, R., and Eissa, H. 2007. Transition from surface to underground mining: Integrated mapping, monitoring and modeling data to better understand complex rock mass interaction. International Symposium on Rock Slope Stability in Open Pit Mining and Civil Engineering, Perth 12-14 September 2007, pp321-332

Sturzenegger, M., Sartori,M., Jaboyedoff, M. and Stead, D. 2007. Regional deterministic characterization of fracture networks and application to GIS-based rock fall risk. Engineering Geology:94:201-214.

Vyazmensky,A., Elmo, D., Stead, D. and Rance, J,R. 2007. Combined finite-discrete element modelling of surface subsidence associated with block caving mining. Proc. 1st Canada-U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium. Vancouver B.C. 27-31 May 2007. Rock Mechanics Meeting Society's Challenges and Demands, Vol 1:467-475. ISBN 978-0-415-44399-9

Sturzenegger, M., Stead,D, Froese, C., Moreno, F. and Jaboyedoff, M. 2007. Mapping the geological structure of Turtle Mountain, Alberta: A critical interpretation of field, DEM and LiDAR based techniques. Proc. 1st Canada-U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium. Vancouver B.C. 27-31 May 2007. Rock Mechanics Meeting Society's Challenges and Demands, Vol 2:925-932. ISBN 978-0-415-44399-2.

Sturzenegger, M., Yan, M. and Stead, D. and Elmo, D. 2007. Application and limitations of ground-based laser scanning in rock slope characterisation. Proc. 1st Canada-U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium. Vancouver B.C. 27-31 May 2007. Rock Mechanics Meeting Society's Challenges and Demands, Vol 1:29-36. ISBN 978-0-415-44399-9

Elmo, D., Vyazmensky, A., Stead, D. and Rance, J.R. 2007. A hybrid FEM/DEM approach to model the interaction between open pit and underground block caving mining. Proc. 1st Canada-U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium. Vancouver B.C. 27-31 May 2007. Rock Mechanics Meeting Society's Challenges and Demands, Vol 2:1287-94.ISBN 978-0-415-44399-2

Yan, M., Elmo, D. and Stead,D. 2007. Characterization of step-path failure mechanisms: A combined numerical modelling-field based study. Proc. 1st Canada-U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium. Vancouver B.C. 27-31 May 2007. Rock Mechanics Meeting Society's Challenges and Demands, Vol 1:493-501.ISBN 978-0-415-44399-9.

Coggan, J.S., Chilton, J.L., Stead, D., Howe, J.N., and Collins, R. 2007. Effects of alteration on the engineering behaviour and intact rock fracture characteristics of granite under uniaxial compression. Proc. 1st Canada-U.S. RockMechanics Symposium. Vancouver B.C. 27-31 May 2007. Rock Mechanics Meeting Society's Challenges and Demands, Vol 1:547-555. ISBN 978-0-415-44399-9.

Elmo, D., O'Connor, C., Vyazmensky, A., Stead, D., Dunbar, S., Eberhardt, E. and Scoble, M.J. and Moss, A. 2007. Integrated modelling of subsidence mechanisms and impacts due to mine caving. Annual CIM AGM, Montreal. Accepted Paper, 8pp. (Subsequently published electronically on InfoMIne)

Eberhardt, E., Stead, D, and Morrison, T. (Editors) 2007. Proc. 1st Canada-U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium. Vancouver B.C. 27-31 May 2007. Rock Mechanics Meeting Society's Challenges and Demands, Vols 1 and 2,1728pp. ISBN 13 Set 978-0-415-44401-9.

Characterization of Discrete Fracture Networks and their effects on cave propagation, 2007. Tollenaar, R., Elmo, D., Rogers, S. Dunbar, S. and Eberhardt, E. Poster Presentation. 1st Canada-US Rock Mechanics Symposium, May 27-

Vyazmensky, A., Elmo, D. and Stead, D. 2007. Integrated modelling of block cave mining: subsidence mechanisms and transition from surface to underground mining. Two Poster Presentations. 1st Canada-US Rock Mechanics Symposium, May 27-30 2007., Vancouver.

Brideau, M-A, Stead, D., Roots,C. and Orwin, J. 2007. Geomorphology and Engineering Geology of a Landslide in Ultramafic Rocks, Dawson City, Yukon. Engineering Geology:89:3-4:171-194

Dunbar, S., Elmo, D., Vyazmensky, A., O'Connor, C., Stead, D., Eberhardt, E. and Scoble.M. 2007. Modelling in Rock is Hard, Abtract and Presentation, Workshop on Rock Mechaincs and Logistics in Mining, Santiago, Chile, February 26th-March 2, 2007.

2006

Brideau, M-A., Stead, D., Stevens, V., Roots, C., Lipovsky, P., VonGaza, P.,2006. Dawson City Landslide (Dawson map-area 1161B/3) Yukon, D.S.Emon, Lewis, L. Weston, L. (eds) Yukon Exploration and Geology 2006, Yukon Geological Survey (n press)

Stead, D., Yan.M., Elmo, D.and Coggan, J.S. 2006. New developments in rock slope engineering: Implications for open pit slope design. Proc. 59th Canadian Geotechnical Conference and 7th Joint CGS-IAH-CNC Groundwater Speciality Conference, “Sea to Sky 2006”, Vancouver, October 1-4 2006, p1054-1061.

Brideau, M-A., Stead, D., Millard, T. and Patton., G. . 2006 . Runout Characteristics of Open Slope Landslides in Harvested Terrain on Vancouver Island: Preliminary Results of an Integrated Field-Dynamic Modelling Based Study. Proc. 59 th Canadian Geotechnical Conference and 7 th Joint CGS-IAH-CNC Groundwater Speciality Conference, “Sea to Sky 2006”, Vancouver, October 1-4 2006, p342-350.

Stevens,V.M., Stead, D. and Millard, T.. 2006. The Role of Root Reinforcement in Slope Stability: A Review. Proc. 59 th Canadian Geotechnical Conference and 7 th Joint CGS-IAH-CNC Groundwater Speciality Conference, “Sea to Sky 2006”, Vancouver, October 1-4 2006. p327-334.

Van-Zeyl, D, Stead, D.and Bornholm, B. 2006 . Rock Slope Failure Induced Tsunamis: Causes, Characteristics and Engineering Implications. Proc. 59 th Canadian Geotechnical Conference and 7 th Joint CGS-IAH-CNC Groundwater Speciality Conference, “Sea to Sky 2006”, Vancouver, October 1-4 2006, p440-447.

Eberhardt, E. and Stead, D. 2006. Incorporating the effects of groundwater and coupled hydro-mechanical processes in slope stability analysis. Italian Journal of Engineering Geology and Environment,Special Isue on Security of Natural and Artificial Rockslide Dams. Special Issue 1:139-143. ISSN 1825-6635.

McDougall, S., Boultbee, N., Hungr, O., Stead D. and Schwabb, J. 2006 The Zymoetz River Landslide, British Columbia, Canada: Description and Dynamic Analysis of a Rock Slide – Debris Flow. Landslide Journal. 3:195-204.

Brideau, M-A, Stead, D. and Couture, R. 2006. Structural and Engineering Geology of the East Gate Landslide, Purcell Mountains, B.C. Engineering Geology Vol 84: 3-4: 183-206.

Boultbee, N., Stead, D. , Schwabb, J. and Geertsema, M. 2006. The Zymoetz River Rock Avalanche, June 2002, British Columbia, Canada. Engineering Geology, Vol 83:1:76-93.

Stead, D., Eberhardt, E. and Coggan, J.S. 2006. Developments in the characterization of complex rock slope deformations and failure using numerical modelling techniques. Engineering Geology. Vol 83:1:217-235.

Stead, D. and Coggan, J.S. 2006. Numerical modelling of rock slopes using a total slope failure approach. In " Landside from Massive Rock Slope Failure" p131-142. Eds., Evans, S., Hermans, R., and Strom, A.Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands.

2005

Stead, D., Yan, M., Coggan, J.S. and Eberhardt,E. 2005. New developments in the analysis of surface mine slopes. Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium om Mine Planning and Equipment Selection and the 5th International Conference on Computer Applications in the Minerals Industry. Conf. Nov. 2005, Banff, Alberta. p1204-1226. Eds. Singhal,Fytas and Chiwetelu. ISSN 1712-3208.

Coggan, J.S. and Stead, D. 2005.Numerical modelling of the effects of weak mudstone on tunnel roof behaviour. Proc Canadian Geotech Conf. Saskatoon, 6pp.

Coggan, J.S. and Stead, D, and Pine, R.J. 2005. Numerical modelling of Upland Slopes. Abstract and Presentation.Royal Geographical Society, London. Abstract and Invited Presentation

Brideau, M-A., Stead, D., Kinakin, D. and Fecova, K. 2005. The influence of tectonic structures on the Hope slide, British Columbia, Canada. Engineering Geology:80:242-259.

Fowler, C.M.R., Stead.D., Pandit, B.I., Janser, B.W., Nisbet, E.G. and Nover, G. 2005. A database of physical properties of rocks from the Trans Hudson Orogen, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences. Special Issue 42:4:555-572

Kinakin. D. and Stead, D. 2005. Analysis of stress distributions in natural ridge forms: Implications for rock slope deformation mechanisms. Geomorphology Journal.V65:85-100

2004

Eberhardt, E., Stead D. and Coggan. J.S. 2004. Numerical analysis of initiation and progressive failure in natural rock slopes - the 1991 Randa rockslide, IJ.R.M.Vol 41. p69-87.

Stead, D., Coggan, J.S. and Eberhardt, E. 2004. Realistic simulation of rock slope failure mechanisms: The need to incorporate principles of fracture mechanics. SINOROCK 2004: Special Issue of Int. Journal of Rock Mechanics. Vol41 Issue 3. 6pp

D. Stead, E. Eberhardt and J.S. Coggan. 2004. Modelling of complex rock slope failure mechanisms using a hybrid finite-/discrete-element code. Proc. 9th International Symposium on Landslides, Rio de Janeiro – 2004. p1067-1072.

Eberhardt, E, Spillmann T., Mauer, H., Willenberg, H., Loew, S and Stead, D. 2004. The Randa Rockslide Laboratory: Establishing brittle and ductile instability mechanisms using numerical modelling and microseismicity. Proc. 9th International Symposium on Landslides, Rio de Janeiro – 2004. p481-487.

Kinakin, D. and Stead, D. 2004. An Integrated GIS-Geotechnics approach to Landslide Analysis: Application to B.C. High Mountain Rock Slopes. Annual Canadian Geotech Conf. Quebec City. 8pp.

Eberhardt, E., Stead, D., Karami, A. and Coggan, J.S. 2004. Numerical Analysis of brittle fracture propagation and step-path failure in massive rock slopes. Annual Canadian Geotech Conf. Quebec City. 8pp.

Brideau, M-A., Stead, D., Huscroft, C, .Keckova, K. 2004. Quaternary, structural and engineering geology of the Aishihik River Landslide (Cracker Creek NTS 115 A/15), Yukon and Exploration Geology, p83-94.

Paddington, S., Stead, D. Allen, D., Turner, K. and Grainger, B. 2004. The characterization of drainage related landslides on gentle-over-steep forest terrain in the Interior of British Columbia. APEG BC, Whistler. Oct 2004. Abstract and Presentation. 1pp.

Brideau, M-A, Stead, D. Huscroft, C. and Fecova, K. 2004. Preliminary results from the fieldwork performed at the Aishihik River Landslide (Cracker Creek NTS 115A/15). Poster Session. Yukon Convention Centre, Yukon Geol Surv Meeting, Nov. 2004.

2003

Eberhardt, E., Stead, D., Coggan, J.S., Willenberg, H., 2003. Hybrid finite-/discrete-element modelling of progressive failure in massive rock slopes. ISRM 2003–Technology roadmap for rock mechanics, South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 2003, 275-279.

Coggan, J.S., Pine, R.J., Stead, D. and Rance, J. 2003. Numerical modelling of brittle rock failure using a combined finite-discrete element approach: implications for rock engineering design. ISRM 2003–Technology roadmap for rock mechanics, South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 2003, p211-218.

Stead, D, Eberhardt, E. and Coggan, J.S. 2003. New developments in the simulation of rock slope failure. 3rd Canadian Conf. on Geotechnique and Natural Hazards.p130-137.

Stead, D., Wise, M. and Turner, K. 2003. The role of Forestry Geotechnics in BC forestry practice. Invited Paper. Geological Society America. Seattle. Abstract. T6. The role of geology in the management of public and private western temperate forest lands.

Stead, D., Coggan, J.S. and Eberhardt, E. 2003. Geomechanical modelling of complex rock failure mechanisms. Invited Paper. Geological Society America. Seattle. Abstract. T15. Characterising complexity in geomechanics, engineering geology and hydrogeology.

2002

Beer, A.J., Stead, D. and Coggan, J.S. 2002 A critical assessment of discontinuity roughness characterisation. Journal of Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. Vol 35. p65-74.

Stead D., Coggan, J.S., Howe, J.S. and Pascoe. D.M. 2002. Application of hazard and risk assessment techniques to quarry slopes, in P W Scott and C M Bristow, eds., Industrial Minerals and Extractive Industrial Geology. Geological Society of London, London. pp255-261.

Eberhardt, E., Kaiser, P.K. and Stead, D. 2002. Numerical analysis of progressive failure in natural rock slopes. In EUROCK 2002. Proc of the ISRM International Symposium on Rock Engineering for Mountainous Regions, Funchal, Madeira, Eds. de Gama, C. and Sousa, L. P145-153

Eberhardt, E., Stead, D., Coggan, J.S. and Willenberg, H. 2002. An integrated numerical analysis approach applied to the Randa Rockslide. 1st European Landslide Symposium, Prague, 2002, p355-362

Benko, B. and Stead, D. 2002. The factors affecting landslides in forest terrain, coastal British Columbia. Proc. 1st European Landslide Symposium, Prague, 2002,p103-109