(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Wood distribution in neotropical forested headwater streams of La Selva, Costa Rica

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

CADOL D. (1) ; WOHL E. (1) ; GOODE J.R. (1) ; JAEGER K.L. (1) ;
(1) Dep. of Geosciences, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, ETATS-UNIS


The aim of this study is to use data data on wood loads from headwater streams in La Selva Biological Station in north-eastern Costa Rica to examine potential differences in wood dynamics between temperate and tropical headwater streams. The variables wood diameter/flow depth, stream power, the presence of backflooding, and channel width/depth are consistently selected as significant predictors by statistical models for wood load. The results along with the spatial distribution of wood with respect to the thalweg, suggest that transport processes exert a greater influence on wood loads than recruitment processes


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, no9 [pp. 1198-1215]

Bibliographic references : 2,5 p.

Collation : 11 fig., 5 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1002/esp.1800

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