Spatial patterns in alpine flora communities in response to variation in glacial melt-water flow

van der Velden, Naomi, Brown, Lee, Carrivick, Jonathan and Dickson, Neil (2009) Spatial patterns in alpine flora communities in response to variation in glacial melt-water flow. In: British Ecological Society Annual Meeting 2009, 7-10 September 2009, University of Hertfordshire. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Alpine glacial retreat alters melt-water flow and impacts streamside flora. We assess spatial patterns in plant communities’ composition and diversity across a glacial braidplain subject to extremes of inundation, desiccation, and sediment deposition. Patterns are related to channel stability and plant community age. Implications for this fragile ecosystem are considered.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies > Forestry, Conservation & Applied Science
Depositing User: Naomi van der Velden
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2016 14:37
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2017 22:36
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2219

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