(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

The interactions between vegetation and erosion: new directions for research at the interface of ecology and geomorphology

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

OSTERKAMP W.R. (1) ; HUPP C.R. (2) ; STOFFEL M. (3 4) ;
(1) US Geological Survey, Arizona, Tucson, ETATS-UNIS
(2) US Geological Survey, Virginia, Reston, ETATS-UNIS
(3) Lab. of Dendrogeomorphology, Inst. of Geological Sciences, Univ., Berne, SUISSE
(4) Climate Change and Climate Impacts Research Chair, Inst. for Environmental Sciences, Univ., Geneva, SUISSE


This review suggests new directions for research uniting ecology and geomorphology - the sub-discipline of biogeomorphology. The research, which recently has become vigorous, includes the sources, movement, and fates of fluvial loads of sediment, organic carbon, nutrients, contaminants, and woody debris to low-energy storage sites; the function of biota in causing soil evolution, stability, and sequestration of carbon; the development of new methods to characterize watersheds based on edaphic conditions; and the refinement of current empirical and conceptual models and dendrochronological techniques to measure landscape change. These well acknowledged topics and others less well anticipated ensure that biogeomorphology will remain vibrant


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2012, vol. 37, no1 [pp. 23-36]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 11 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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