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Transverse and longitudinal variation in woody riparian vegetation along a montane river

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2006

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Friedman, Jonathan M, Auble, Gregor T, Andrews, Edmund D, Kittel, Gwen, Madole, Richard F, Griffin, Eleanor R, and Allred, Tyler M, 2006, Transverse and longitudinal variation in woody riparian vegetation along a montane river: Western North American Naturalist, v. 66, iss. 1, p. 78-91.

Summary

This study explores how the relationship between flow and riparian vegetation varies along a montane river. We mapped occurrence of woody riparian plant communities along 58 km of the San Miguel River in southwest- ern Colorado. We determined the recurrence interval of inundation for each plant community by combining step-back- water hydraulic modeling at 4 representative reaches with Log-Pearson analysis of 4 stream gaging stations. Finally, we mapped bottomland surficial geology and used a Geographic Information System to overlay the coverages of geology and vegetation. Plant communities were distinctly arrayed along the hydrologic gradient. The Salix exigua Nuttall (sand- bar willow) community occurred mostly on surfaces with a [...]

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Added to ScienceBase on Fri Apr 19 15:36:13 MDT 2013 by processing file <b>Former Project River Mechanics.xml</b> in item <a href="https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/513e5a8be4b07b9dc9e7ea6b">https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/513e5a8be4b07b9dc9e7ea6b</a>

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