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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Transgressive dunefield landforms and vegetation associations, Doña Juana, Veracruz, Mexico

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HESP P. (1) ; MARTINEZ M. (2) ; MIOT DA SILVA G. (3) ; RODRÍGUEZ-REVELO N. (2) ; GUTIERREZ E. (4) ; HUMANES A. (4) ; LAÍNEZ D. (4) ; MONTAÑO I. (4) ; PALACIOS V. (4) ; QUESADA A. (4) ; STORERO L. (4) ; GONZÁLEZ TRILLA G. (4) ; TROCHINE C. (4) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography and Anthropology, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Inst. de Ecología, Veracruz, MEXIQUE
(3) Dep. of Physical Sciences, Nicholls State Univ., Thibodeux, ETATS-UNIS
(4) OTS (Organization for Tropical Studies), La Mancha, MEXIQUE

Abstract

This paper examines 4 separate landform types in a complex coastal transgressive dunefield located in the central Gulf of Mexico, in order to assess the relationships between dunefield habitat, local environmental factors, vegetation associations and landform evolution. Topographic surveys using tape and clinometer were conducted in conjunction with vegetation survey transects at 4 locations across the Doña Juana dunefield. A dual interaction was found such that colonizing species both create and affect topography, and in turn, topography determines vegetation association and succession patterns. In coastal dunes, the vegetation and abiotic environment interact tightly and generate a complex and highly dynamic biogeomorphic system where substrate mobility and colonization processes reinforce one another in positive feedback

Source

Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2011, vol. 36, no3 [pp. 285-295]

Bibliographic references : 69 ref.

Collation : 10 fig.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1002/esp.2035

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