Process of willow community establishment and topographic change of riverbed in a warm-temperate region of Japan

  • Mahito Kamada


Distinct and separate arcuate bands formed by Salix species are frequently observed near low-water channels on bars (MeKenny et al. 1995; Okabe et al. 2001). Each band of willow community seems to be evenly aged with gaps in ages between the bands, and tree age increases moving inland from the stream, as reported for cottonwoods (Everitt 1968; Noble 1979; Bradley & Smith 1986).


Hydrological Condition Alien Plant Species Flood Disturbance Willow Tree Salix Species 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mahito Kamada
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  1. 1.Division of Ecosystem Design, Institute of Technology and Sciencethe University of TokushimaTokushimaJapan

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