(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Pedologic and geomorphic impacts of a tornado blowdown event in a mixed pine-hardwood forest

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

PHILLIPS J.D. (1) ; MARION D.A. (2 1) ; TURKINGTON A.V. (1) ;
(1) Tobacco Road Research Team, Dept. of Geography, Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, ETATS-UNIS
(2) USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Arizona, Hot Springs, ETATS-UNIS


Two blowdown sites caused by a November 2005 tornado in the Ouachita National Forest, Arkansas, allowed a case study examination of bioturbation associated with a specific forest blowdown event, as well as detailed examination of relationships between tree root systems, soils, and underlying bedrock. The sites occur within mixed shortleaf pine and hardwood forests. The propensy for tree roots to penetrate bedrock joints, facilitate weathering, and excavate bedrock during uprooting supports the idea that tree roots play a predominant role in locally deepening soils


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2008, vol. 75, no3 [pp. 278-287]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 8 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1016/j.catena.2008.07.004

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