(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Adjustments in channel form, sediment calibre and vegetation around check-dams in the headwater reaches of mountain torrents, Calabria, Italy

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BOMBINO G. (1) ; GURNELL A.M. (2) ; TAMBURINO V. (1) ; ZEMA D.A. (1) ; ZIMBONE S.M. (1) ;
(1) Dep. of Agro-forest and Environmental Science and Technology, Mediterranean Univ., Reggio Calabria, ITALIE
(2) Dep. of geography, King's College, London, ROYAUME-UNI


The structure and dynamics of vegetation in valley bottoms are both strongly associated with fluvial processes and landform dynamics. The AA. use survey and analysis methods developed previously to investigate the impact of the installation of check-dams within the confined headwaters of steep seasonally-flowing streams (fiumaras) in Calabria, southern Italy, on active channel form, sediment calibre, and the richness, cover and development of riparian vegetation. Discussion of the results obtained for 60 transects located upstream, downstream and at intermediate sites around 20 check-dams in 4 different headwater catchments. The methods have proved to be very sensitive and effective in isolating differences between transects and associations between physical and ecological variables around check-dams


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2009, vol. 34, no7 [pp. 1011-1021]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 6 fig., 4 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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