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Geomorphic predictors of riparian vegetation in small mountain watershedsAuthor(s): Blake M. Engelhardt; Jeanne C. Chambers; Peter J. Weisberg
Source: Engelhardt, Blake M.; Chambers, Jeanne C.; Weisberg, Peter J. 2015. Geomorphic predictors of riparian vegetation in small mountain watersheds. Journal of Plant Ecology. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtv002
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionHydrogeomorphic processes operating at watershed, process zone and site scales influence the distribution of riparian vegetation. However, most studies examining the relationships between hydrogeomorphic processes and riparian vegetation are conducted at site scales. We quantified the relative importance of watershed, process zone and site geomorphic characteristics for predicting riparian plant community types and plant species abundances in four small mountain watersheds in central Nevada, USA.
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CitationEngelhardt, Blake M.; Chambers, Jeanne C.; Weisberg, Peter J. 2015. Geomorphic predictors of riparian vegetation in small mountain watersheds. Journal of Plant Ecology. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtv002
KeywordsGreat Basin, multiscale, plant community analysis, process zone, riparian
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