(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1999)

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Edge effects in geomorphology

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Three general types of edges effects are identified and illustrated with examples from the North Carolina coastal plain. First, ecological edge effects may have a geomorphic expression owing to the biogeomorphic impacts of plants and animals. This is illustrated by ant bioturbation along a forest-grass boundary. Second, edge effects may be associated with unique geomorphic controls along boundaries : ferricretes. Third, geomorphic edge effects may be associated with force-resistance differences along landscape boundaries : field-edge eolian ridges. It is important to recognize that landforms and processes along edges may not be representative of those in the adjacent landscapes


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

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

Millesime : 1999, vol. 20, no1 [pp. 53-66]

Bibliographic references : 26 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




American geological institute

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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