How Vegetation and Sediment Transport Feedbacks Drive Landscape Change in the Everglades and Wetlands Worldwide

  title={How Vegetation and Sediment Transport Feedbacks Drive Landscape Change in the Everglades and Wetlands Worldwide},
  author={L. Larsen and J. Harvey},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  pages={E66 - E79}
  • L. Larsen, J. Harvey
  • Published 2010
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • The American Naturalist
  • Mechanisms reported to promote landscape self‐organization cannot explain vegetation patterning oriented parallel to flow. Recent catastrophic shifts in Everglades landscape pattern and ecological function highlight the need to understand the feedbacks governing these ecosystems. We modeled feedback between vegetation, hydrology, and sediment transport on the basis of a decade of experimentation. Results from more than 100 simulations showed that flows just sufficient to redistribute sediment… CONTINUE READING
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