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Research Publications in journals:
Plant traits relevant to fluvial geomorphology and hydrological interactions
Year:2015
Research Areas
  • Hydrology,
  • Geomorphology,
  • Botany
Information
Abstract
Plants can slow water and trap sediment with their canopies and stabilise sediment with their roots. These influences are mediated by the characteristics or traits of the vegetation. Here, we review and investigate the flexibility, size, root form, clonal growth, perennation and Ellenberg F values of 459 European riverine species, considering their role in physical and ecological processes. We make use of existing plant trait datasets to create two typologies: one that identifies the role vegetation has in channel blockage (conveyance) and sediment accrual and a second typology, that indicates vegetation?s ability to stabilize sediment. The two typologies are tools for interpreting botanical survey data collected using standard techniques across large numbers of sites as part of the European Union Water Framework Directive monitoring programmes. As such, they are designed to be used to indicate broad-scale patterns across sites rather than detailed insights into site-specific processes. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
River Research And Applications
ISBN
1535-1459
Impact factor JCR
1,971
Impact info
Volume
10.1002/rra.2940
Journal number
From page
1
To page
11
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Matthie O'Hare (Centre for Ecology)
  • Autor: J.O. Mountford (Centre for Ecology)
  • Autor: Judit Maroto De Mercado (UPM)
  • Autor: I.D.M. Gunn (Centre for Ecology)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Hidrobiología
  • Departamento: Sistemas y Recursos Naturales
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