Publisher description for Riparian landscapes / George P. Malanson.
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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. The role of the riparian zone in controlling species distribution and abundance is also discussed and intelligent management of these valuable ecological resources is highlighted. The potential for linking hydrological, geomorphological and ecological simulation models is also explored.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Landscape ecology, Riparian ecology