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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2003)

Document title

The influence of complex systems interactions on Barrier Island dune vegetation pattern and process

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

STALLINS J.A. ; PARKER A.J. ;

Abstract

Studies of dune vegetation patterns have emphasized 2 structuring agents : local environmental gradients that shape the prominent zonation of coastal plant species, and disturbance patches initiated by overwash during coastal storms. For dune systems of 2 barrier islands in the Georgia Bight, the AA. investigate how the interplay of these 2 conceptual frames generate patterns in 1) longitudinal (along-shore) and transverse (across-shore) compositional variability and 2) the arrangement of species along transverse gradients. They discuss the benefit of incorporating a complex adaptive-systems framework into the reductionist methodologies invoked in field-based biogeographical studies

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Annals of the Association of American Geographers / ISSN 0004-5608 / CODEN AAAGAK

Editor : Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC - ETATS-UNIS (1911)

Millesime : 2003, vol. 93, no1 [pp. 13-29]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 5096

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