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Main Title Riparian landscapes /
Author Malanson, George Patrick,
Publisher Cambridge University Press,
Year Published 1995
OCLC Number 26723654
ISBN 0521384311; 9780521384315; 0521566835; 9780521566834
Subjects Landscape ecology. ; Riparian ecology. ; Ecologia. ; âEcologie ripicole. ; âEcologie du paysage. ; Zones humides--Sciences naturelles.
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EJAM  QH541.15.L35M35 1995 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 06/06/1997 STATUS
ESAM  QH541.15.L35M35 1995 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 05/08/1998
Collation 296 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 228-286) and index.
Contents Notes
1. Principles considered -- 2. Riparian topics -- 3. Landscape structure -- 4. Internal structure -- 5. Cascades of material and energy -- 6. Species dynamics -- 7. Organizing the landscape. Riparian Landscapes examines the ecological systems of streamside and floodplain areas from the perspective of landscape ecology. The specific spatial pattern of riparian vegetation is seen as a result of, and a control on, the ecological, geomorphological, and hydrological processes that operate along rivers. Riparian structures are controlled by the spatial dynamics of channels, flooding and soil moisture. These dynamics are part of integrated cascades of water, sediment, nutrients and carbon, to which animal and plant species respond in ways that illuminate community structure and competition. The role of the riparian zone in controlling species distribution and abundance is discussed. Intelligent management of these valuable ecological resources is highlighted. The potential for linking hydrological, geomorphological and ecological simulation models is also explored. This book will be of interest to graduate and professional research workers in environmental science, ecology and physical geography.