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Citation Stoffel, M. and Wilford, D. J. (2012), Hydrogeomorphic processes and vegetation: disturbance, process histories, dependencies and interactions. Earth Surf. Process. Landforms, 37: 9–22. doi: 10.1002/esp.2163
Organization FLNRO
URL http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/esp.2163/abstract
Abstract/Description or Keywords hydrogeomorphic processes;riparian vegetation;dendrogeomorphology;alluvial fans;debris-flow cones;forest management;risk analysis
Riparian vegetation and hydrogeomorphic processes are intimately connected parts of upland catchment and fan environments. Trees, shrubs and grasses and hydrogeomorphic processes interact and depend on each other in complex ways on the hillslopes, channels and cone-shaped fans of torrential watersheds. While the presence and density of vegetation have a profound influence on hydrogeomorphic processes, the occurrence of the latter will also exert control on the presence, vitality, species, and age distribution of vegetation. This contribution aims at providing a review of foundational and more recent work on the dependencies and interactions between hydrogeomorphic processes and vegetation. In particular, we address the role of vegetation in the initiation of hydrogeomorphic processes and its impact on stream morphology as well as immediate and long-term effects of hydrogeomorphic disturbance on vegetation.
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Contact Name Dave Wilford
Contact Email [email protected]