(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Environmental controls on multiscale spatial patterns of salt marsh vegetation

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KIM D. (1) ; CAIRNS D.M. (2) ; BARTHOLDY J. (3) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography, Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Dep. of Geography, Texas A&M Univ., ETATS-UNIS
(3) Dep. of Geography and Geology, Univ., Copenhagen, DANEMARK


The AA. investigate the topography-vegetation relationship in a Danish salt marsh, focusing upon 2 scales : a macro-scale (ca. 500 m) across the marsh platform, encompasing seaward and landward areas, and a meso-scale (ca. 25 m) across tidal creeks. While long-term sea-level variation and grazing influenced the macro-scale pattern, short-term fluvial-geomorphic processes drove the meso-scale pattern. The results suggest that, in salt marshes, elevation plays a still more important ecological role than the horizontal position relative to sea water at both macro- and meso-scales


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 31, no1 [pp. 58-78]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 5 fig., 5 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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