Distribution pattern and regeneration of swamp forest species with respect to site conditions

  • Hiroko Eujtta
  • Yoshiyasu Fujimura


Japan, on the eastern margin of the Eurasian continent, has numerous and various types of wetlands owing to its temperate climate and abundant precipitation under the influence of the monsoon. Many of these wetlands have developed on floodplains. River dynamics have a great influence on the generation of topographic features such as mesic natural levees and poorly drained back swamps on floodplains. These floodplains support various wetland vegetation types such as reed swamps, sedge grasslands, swamp forests, and bog communities. In this chapter, we give an outline of swamp forests on floodplains in the cool temperate zone of Japan.


English Summary Mesic Site Natural Levee Alder Forest Reed Swamp 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroko Eujtta
    • 1
  • Yoshiyasu Fujimura
    • 1
  1. 1.Botanic Garden, Field Science Center for Northern BiosphereHokkaido UniversitySapporo, HokkaidoJapan

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