Sinkholes are a fact of life in many parts of Florida. Whilst professional assessment of an area’s geology and history can estimate the risk of a sinkhole forming, there are no guarantees. Given this, what options for remediation are there if a sinkhole does occur? Do they carry on growing indefinitely? Can they be filled […]
About Alison Blyth
Dr Alison Blyth is an earth scientist with a particular interest in karst.
Here research is cross-disciplinary, spanning chemistry, ecology, and earth and environmental sciences. The current focus of her research is connecting the past and future environments and ecosystems of WA.
Entries by Alison Blyth
You have probably seen pictures of sinkholes on the news, when a cavity dramatically opens up in a residential area and threatens houses. However, you might not know what a sinkhole actually is, and why they form. This blog gives some background information on sinkholes, why Florida is particularly prone to them, and some of […]