Floodplain biogeomorphology

  title={Floodplain biogeomorphology},
  author={Francine M. R. Hughes},
  journal={Progress in Physical Geography},
  pages={501 - 529}
  • F. Hughes
  • Published 1 December 1997
  • Environmental Science
  • Progress in Physical Geography
Floodplains are unique ecosystems because of their linear form, the sometimes extreme dynamism of their geomorphology and because they process large fluxes of energy and materials from upstream areas. This article focuses on the importance of hydrological inputs to floodplains through 1) their influence on the arrangement of landforms and vegetation communities and 2) the connections between flooding regimes and the regeneration and turnover time of floodplain vegetation. Many researchers have… 

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