Biogeomorphology, Terrestrial and Freshwater Systems

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C.R. Hupp, Waite Osterkamp, A.D. Howard
Newnes, Dec 2, 2012 - Science - 356 pages
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Biogeomorphology, a relatively new term, refers to relations between the biota and geomorphic form and process. Ecology is the study of organisms in relation to their physical and biotic environment. Thus, ecogeomorphology could have been an equally acceptable name for this publication which stresses the ecological aspects of the larger field of biology. Most of the articles relate vegetation to fluvial geomorphology, erosion, and sedimentation. However, articles showing the significance of animal ecological studies and their bearing on geomorphic form and process are also included.

Geographically the papers range from arid areas in the American Southwest and Israel to the new world tropics. Most articles, however, are concerned with temperate areas of North America and Western Europe.

This is among the first books to approach the role that biota and ecology play in geomorphic processes and should be on the shelf of every landscape ecologist.


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Chapter 1 Little River revisited thirtyfive years after Hack and Goodlett
Towards a conceptual model
Chapter 3 Effects of vegetation change on interrill runoff and erosion Walnut Gulch southern Arizona
Chapter 4 Interactions between seminatural vegetation and hydrogeomorphological processes
Chapter 5 Flow resistance and sediment transport by concentrated overland flow in a grassland valley
Chapter 6 Short and long term effects of bioturbation on soil erosion water resources and soil development in an arid environment
Chapter 7 Geobotanical assessment in the Great Plains Rocky Mountains and Himalaya
Ain River France
Chapter 12 Woody vegetation and channel morphogenesis in lowgradient gravelbed streams in the Ozark Plateaus Missouri and Arkansas
Chapter 13 Geomorphology disturbance and the soil and vegetation of two subtropical wet steepland watersheds of Puerto Rico
Chapter 14 Spatial patterns of hydrology geomorphology and vegetation on the floodplain of the Amazon River in Brazil from a remot e sensing per...
Chapter 15 The cow as a geomorphic agent A critical review
Chapter 16 Sedimentation rates and patterns in beaver ponds in a mountain environment
Chapter 17 A recent downward expansion of shoreline shrubs at Lake Bienville subarctic Quebec
Chapter 18 Geomorphological controls on coastal vegetation at the Virginia Coast Reserve
Chapter 19 How does floodplain width affect floodplain river ecology? A preliminary exploration using simulations

Chapter 9 Larg e woody debris physical process and riparian forest development in montane river networks of the Pacific Northwest
Chapter 10 River stabilisation due to changing climate and vegetation during the late Quaternary in western Tasmania Australia
Chapter 11 Mapping the response of riparian vegetation to possible flow reductions in the Snake River Idaho
Chapter 20 Modelling the links between vegetation and landforms
The problem of scale

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