Peer-reviewed journals

Leith, K., Fox, M., Moore, J.R., 2018. Signatures of Late Pleistocene fluvial incision in an Alpine landscape. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 483, 13-28.

Nie, W., Krautblatter, M., Leith, K., Thuro, K., Festl, J., (2017)  A modified tank model including snowmelt and infiltration time lags for deep-seated landslides in alpine environments (Aggenalm, Germany), Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci.

Jia, H., Leith, K., Krautblatter, M., (2017) Path-Dependent Frost-Wedging Experiments in Fractured, Low-Permeability Granite. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes.

Fox, M., Leith, K., Bodina, T., Balco, G., Shustera, D.L., (2015) Rate of fluvial incision in the Central Alps constrained through joint inversion of detrital 10Be and thermochronometric data, Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

Leith, K., J.R. Moore, F. Amann, and S. Loew (2014). In situ stress control on micro-crack generation and macroscopic extensional fracture in exhuming bedrock, Journal of Geophysical Research (Solid Earth).

Leith, K., J.R. Moore, F. Amann, and S. Loew (2014). Sub-glacial extensional fracture development and implications for Alpine valley evolution, Journal of Geophysical Research (Earth Surface).

Book chapters

Krautblatter, M., Leith, K. (2015) Glacier/permafrost related slope instabilities. in, The High Mountain Cryosphere: Environmental Changes and Human Risks; Cambridge University Press. eds. Huggel, C. Clague, J. J., Kaab, A., and Carey, M.

Monographs

Leith, K. (2012). Stress development and geomechanical controls on the geomorphic evolution of alpine valleys. Ph.D., ETH Zurich.

Leith, K. (2003). The role of deep-seated landsliding in the geomorphic evolution of the Esk Valley, Hawke’s Bay: An innovative approach to hazard evaluation. M.Sc., University of Canterbury

Conference proceedings

Leith, K., Perras, M., Siren, T., Rantanen, T., Wolter, A., Heinonen, S., Loew, S., (2017).  Development of a new thermally-induced fracture in a 12,000 year old bedrock surface, Extended Abstracts, Progressive rock failure conference, Ascona, Switzerland

Perras, M., Hadener, P., Leith, K., Loew, S., Paraskevopoulou, C. (2017). Influence of sample geometry on constant-strain relaxation tests on limestone, Extended Abstracts, Progressive rock failure conference, Ascona, Switzerland

Voigtlander, A., Leith, K., Krautblatter. M, (2017). Time to failure – progression of joints by subcritical crack growth and stress corrosion cracking in quartzite, Extended Abstracts, Progressive rock failure conference, Ascona, Switzerland

Weraneck, K., Jakobi, M., Graf, M. A., Koch, A. W., Voigtländer, A., Leith, K., Krautblatter, M., Faseroptische Überwachung des Materialverhaltens von Naturstein auf Basis eines myRIO-Messsystems

Leith, K., F. Amann, J.R. Moore, A. Kos,and S. Loew (2010). Conceptual modeling of near-surface extensional fracture in the Matter and Saas Valleys, Switzerland., Proceedings,International Association for Engineering Geology Congress, Auckland, NZ.

Symmans, B.S. K. Leith (2006). Residential Subdivision Over Active Fault and Landslide Terrain; Earthquakes and Urban Development, Proceedings of New Zealand Geotechnical Society 2006 Symposium

Presentations

Voigtlaender, A., Leith, K., Krautblatter, M., and Walter, J. M., (2015) Induced damage in Carrara Marble as a result of long-term low-magnitude environmental stresses, Geophysical Research Abstracts 17, EGU General Assembly, Vienna.

Leith, K., Kupp, J., Geisenhof, B., and Krautblatter, M. (2015)  Induced stress changes and associated fracture development as a result of deglaciation on the Zugspitzplatt, SE Germany, Geophysical Research Abstracts 17, EGU General Assembly, Vienna.

Leith, K., Krammel, L., and Krautblatter, M., (2015) The effect of the 2008 Mw 7.9 Sichuan earthquake on regional landslide patterns between 2001 and 2012, Geophysical Research Abstracts 17, EGU General Assembly, Vienna.

Leith, K., Fox, M., and Moore, J. R. (2015) Fluvial development of major Alpine valleys since the mid-Pleistocene transition, Geophysical Research Abstracts 17, EGU General Assembly, Vienna.

Voigtlaender, A., Leith, K., Krautblatter, M., Walter, J. M., and Scheffzük, C. (2015). Application of neutron diffraction techniques for the observation of residual stress changes due to brittle fracture in intact rock, Geophysical Research Abstracts 17, EGU General Assembly, Vienna.

Leith, K., Voigtländer, A., Kupp, J., Geisenhof, B., and Krautblatter, M. (2014). Stress changes associated with deglaciation on the Zugspitzplatt, Proceedings of the 7th AK Permafrost meeting, 23 – 26 Oct 2014, Ammersee, Bavaria, Germany.

Voigtländer, A., Leith, K.,  and Krautblatter, M. (2014). Fracture development in association with chemical and mechanical processes in carbonate rock, Proceedings of the 7th AK Permafrost meeting, 23 – 26 Oct 2014, Ammersee, Bavaria, Germany.

Leith, K., Voigtländer, A., Kupp, J., Geisenhof, B., and Krautblatter, M. (2014). Deglaciation and stress-induced fracture propagation on the Zugspitzplatt, SE Germany, Proceedings of the 8th I.A.G./A.I.G. working group SEDIBUD, 1 – 4 Sept 2014, Zugspitze/Reintal, Bavaria, Germany.

Leith, K., Moore, J.R., Loew, S., and Krautblatter, M. (2014). Far-field stress changes and progressive rock slope instability resulting from fluvial incision at the axis of a major Alpine valley, Geophysical Research Abstracts 16, EGU General Assembly, Vienna.

Leith, K., J.R. Moore, F. Amann, and S. Loew (2013). Bedrock stresses and extensional fracture development within an evolving Alpine landscape, Geophysical Research Abstracts 15, EGU General Assembly, Vienna.

Leith, K., J.R. Moore, F. Amann, A. Kos,and S. Loew (2010). Slope failure induced by post-glacial extensional fracturing in the Matter and Saas valleys, Switzerland. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 12. EGU General Assembly, Vienna.

Leith, K., A. Kos, S. Loew, and J.R. Moore (2009). Valley Evolution and Controls on Present-Day Rock Slope Processes inthe Matter and Saas Valleys, Switzerland. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 11. EGU General Assembly, Vienna.

Leith, K. (2008). Deep-seated Gravitational Slope Deformation in Emergent Soft Rock Terrain, Hikurangi Subduction Margin, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. Slope Tectonics 08, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Pettinga, J., McKean, J., Mountjoy, J., Pere, V., Leith, K and Mackey, B. (2005) Late Quaternary large-scale rock-mass defect controlled landslides of Eastern North Island, New Zealand: Tectonic and climatic forcing in landscape evolution. In Pettinga, J.R. and Wandres, A.M. (eds) Programme and Abstracts, Geological Society of New Zealand 50th Annual Conference, Kaikoura, New Zealand. Geological Society of New Zealand Misc. Publ. 119A: 68.

Pettinga, J.R., McKean, JA., Mountjoy, J., Pere, VH., Leith, K., Mackey, B. (2005) Late Quaternary Large-Scale Rock-Mass Defect Controlled Landslides of Eastern North Island, New Zealand: Tectonic and Climatic Forcing in Landscape Evolution, Eos Trans. AGU 86(52), Fall meeting Supplement Abstract H31A-1282.

Posters

De Palézieux L., Leith K., Loew S., (2017) Incorporation of hillslope morphology into an analysis of river profile development in NW Bhutan,  Abstract Volume, 15th Swiss Geoscience Meeting, Davos, 17th – 18th November

Leith, K., Perras, M., Loew, S., (2017) Integration of open-source hardware in a low-power, low-cost system to monitor thermally-driven rock fracturing,  Abstract Volume, 15th Swiss Geoscience Meeting, Davos, 17th – 18th November

Leith, K., Schmitt, M., Sickert, S., Metzger, A., Krautblatter, M., (2014). Utilizing web-based geodata for rapid disaster identification and assessment, Geophysical Research Abstracts 16, EGU General Assembly, Vienna.

Leith, K., Fox, M., Moore, J.R., Brosda, J., Krautblatter, M., and Loew, S. (2014). Geomorphic controls on Pleistocene knickpoint migration in Alpine  valleys, Geophysical Research Abstracts 16, EGU General Assembly, Vienna.

Voigtlaender, A., K. Leith, and M. Krautblatter (2014) Stress corrosion-controlled rates of mode I fracture propagation in calcareous bedrock, Geophysical Research Abstracts 16, EGU General Assembly, Vienna.

Leith, K., J.R. Moore, S. Loew, and M. Krautblatter (2013). Progressive rock slope failure resulting from fluvial incision and far-field stress changes in alpine landscapes, NH21A-1507, AGU Fall Assembly 2013.

Leith, K., M. Fox, J.R. Moore, and S. Loew (2013). Transient rock slope processes driven by Pleistocene fluvial incision in Alpine valleys, Geophysical Research Abstracts 15, EGU General Assembly, Vienna.

Leith, K., J.R. Moore, P. Sternai, S.Ivy-Ochs, F. Herman, and S. Loew (2012). Reconstruction of an extensive Younger Dryas glacial stadial in Canton Valais, Switzerland, Geophysical Research Abstracts 14, EGU General Assembly, Vienna.

Leith, K., J.R. Moore, F. Amann, and S. Loew(2012). Long-term intact rock strength and critical in situ stresses in near-surface bedrock, Geophysical Research Abstracts 14, EGU General Assembly, Vienna.

Leith, K., J.R. Moore, F. Amann, and S. Loew(2011). Effect of glacial ice cover on fracturing in critically stressed bedrock, Geophysical Research Abstracts13. EGU General Assembly, Vienna.

Leith, K., J.R. Moore, P. Sternai, S.Ivy-Ochs, F. Herman, and S. Loew (2011). A multidisciplinary approach to the reconstruction of a Lateglacial stadial in Canton Valais, Switzerland, Proceedings, 9th Swiss Geoscience Meeting, Zurich, Switzerland.

Leith, K., A. Pedrazzini, R. Seifert, J.R. Moore, A. Kos, and M. Jaboyedoff (2010). Combined high-resolution terrestrial LIDAR and time-lapse photography for rockfall monitoring and analysis, Geophysical Research Abstracts, 12, EGU2010-5937-1.

Leith, K. (2003). The role of Deep-seated Landslides in the Geomorphic Evolution of the Esk River Valley, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, GSNZ Annual Conference 2003Leith, K. (2003) The Influence of Deep-seated Landslides on the Geomorphic Evolution of the Esk River Valley, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, AQUA Conference 2003