(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Decadal changes in distribution and frequency of wood in a free meandering river, the Ain River, France

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LASSETTRE N.S. (1) ; PIÉGAY H. (1) ; DUFOUR S. (2) ; ROLLET A.-J. ;
(1) CNRS-UMR 5600 EVS, Univ., Lyon, FRANCE
(2) CEREGE, CNRS UMR 6635, Univ. Aix-Marseille, Aix en Provence, FRANCE


This study examined the temporal dynamics and longitudinal distribution of wood over a multi-decadal timescale at the river reach scale (36 km) and a meander bend scale (300-600 m) in the Ain River, a large gravel-bed river flowing through a forested corridor, and adjusting to regulation and floodplain land-use change. At the reach scale they estimate wood production to the river from the riparian forest by bank erosion over a six-decade time period, and describe the distribution (longitudinal and cross-sectional) and abundance of wood over a ten-year period. At the sub-reach scale, they describe the change in wood distribution and mass over a ten-year period. The increase in wood since 1950 is a response to floodplain afforestation, to a change from braided to meandering channel pattern in response to regulation, and to recent large floods. The results, and the link between sinuosity and wood frequency, establish geomorphology as a dominant wood storage and recruitment control in large gravel-bed rivers


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2008, vol. 33, no7 [pp. 1098-1112]

Bibliographic references : 38 ref.

Collation : 10 fig., 1 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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