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Riparian vegetation encroachment ratios in rivers below large dams
Año:2017
Áreas de investigación
  • Medio natural,
  • Hidrología,
  • Geomorfología
Datos
Descripción
Large Dams and reservoirs change the natural flow regime and consequently cause many alterations in riparian vegetation dynamics which may be assessed at different spatial and temporal scales. In Mediterranean regions flow regulation is frequently associated with irrigation. Regulated rivers with this purpose very often show reduced discharges during the wet season when the reservoir is being filled and increased discharges during the dry season when irrigation takes place. This type of regulation frequently promotes riparian vegetation growth as soil moisture levels are increased during summer when a natural drought would otherwise limit its growth. Additionally, flow regulation by large dams promotes the aging of late seral riparian vegetation reducing the frequency of flood disturbance and consequently, the potential recruitment of pioneer species. In this work we study the response of woody riparian vegetation to flow regulation by large dams in four rivers from Central Spain: Jarama, Manzanares, Guadalix and Alberche. The aim is to quantify the annual vegetation encroachment ratios and to develop a model to understand the main controlling factors, such as floodplain and channel traits; flow regulation intensity; type of regulation; present vegetation canopy; distance to the dam; and time since dam commissioning.
Internacional
Si
Nombre congreso
European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017
Tipo de participación
960
Lugar del congreso
Viena (Austria)
Revisores
Si
ISBN o ISSN
1607-7962
DOI
Fecha inicio congreso
24/04/2017
Fecha fin congreso
28/04/2017
Desde la página
10274
Hasta la página
10274
Título de las actas
Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 19, EGU2017-10274,(2017).
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Participantes
  • Autor: Diego M Garcia de Jalon Lastra (UPM)
  • Autor: Vanesa Martinez Fernandez (UPM)
  • Autor: Marta Gonzalez del Tanago Del Rio (UPM)
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  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Hidrobiología
  • Departamento: Sistemas y Recursos Naturales
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