The hydrological and geomorphological significance of forested floodplains

  • Gurnell A
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Abstract

Within river corridors, the distribution of plant species and communities
is heavily influenced by hydrological and geomorphological processes.
Furthermore, the vegetation can have a direct influence on the detailed
character and rate of hydrogeomorphological processes. This paper
reviews such interactions at a variety of spatial scales ranging
from vegetation gradients across entire floodplains from hillslope
to river channel, to the local influences of bank vegetation and
in-channel accumulations of woody debris.

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  • fluvial geomorphology
  • hydrology

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  • Angela Gurnell

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