(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Hydrological shifts and tree growth responses to river modification along the Apalachicola River, Florida

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SMITH M.C. (1) ; STALLINS J.A. (2) ; MAXWELL J.T. (3) ; VAN DYKE C. (2) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Dept. of Geography, Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, ETATS-UNIS
(3) Dept. of Geography, Indiana University, Bloomington, ETATS-UNIS


Shifts in the hydrologic regime of Florida's Apalachicola River have been attributed to anthropogenic changes throughout its watershed, including local dam construction. To assess impacts of those shifts on floodplain forests, the AA. reconstructed tree growth using dendrochronology and compared these trends with hydrological and climatic variables. Comparisons of stream-gage data before and after dam construction on the Apalachicola River revealed statistically significant mean declines in annual average stage. It is highlighted how hydrograph variability, climate change, and vegetation disturbance are all relevant for gaging and anticipating the range of impacts of river modification on floodplain forests


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

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

Millesime : 2013, vol. 34, no6 [pp. 491-511]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 6 fig., 6 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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