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Coexistence mechanisms of three riparian species in the upper basin with respect to their life histories, ecophysiology, and disturbance regimes

  • Hitoshi Sakio
  • Masako Kubo
  • Koji Shimano
  • Keiichi Ohno

Abstract

Forest vegetation in the upper basin was strongly dependent upon the topography. More specifically, landforms vary in the riparian zone, and the valley floors are mosaics that include active channels, abandoned channels, floodplains, terraces, and alluvial fans Gregory et al. 1991; Sakio 1997. These complex mosaic structures of landforms result from various disturbance regimes in the riparian zone, and the high diversity of microsites and disturbance regimes may promote the coexistence of canopy trees in riparian zones.

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Riparian Zone Riparian Forest Riparian Species Flooding Treatment Canopy Tree Species 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hitoshi Sakio
    • 1
  • Masako Kubo
    • 2
  • Koji Shimano
    • 3
  • Keiichi Ohno
    • 4
  1. 1.Saitama Prefecture Agriculture & Forestry Research CenterKumagaya, SaitamaJapan
  2. 2.Yamanashi Forest Research InstituteMasuho, YamanashiJapan
  3. 3.Faculty of ScienceShinshu UniversityMatsumoto, NaganoJapan
  4. 4.Faculty of Environment and Information ScienceYokohama National UniverityYokohama, KanagawaJapan

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