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Jacobson, P.J., Jacobson, K.M., Angermeier, P.L. and Cherry, D.S. 1999. Transport, retention, and ecological significance of woody debris within a large ephemeral river. Journal of the North American Benthological Society, 18(4): 429-444


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Transport, retention, and ecological significance of woody debris within a large ephemeral river.

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The spatiotemporal patterns and ecological significance of the retention of coarse particulate organic matter and large woody debris have been intensively studied in perennial rivers and streams but are virtually unknown in ephemeral systems. We examined the influence of 2 features characteristic of ephemeral systems, downstream hydrologic decay and in-channel tree growth, on the distribution, transport, and retention of woody debris following a flood having a ∼2.6-y recurrence interval in the ephemeral Kuiseb River in southwestern Africa. Keywords: wood, organic matter, hydrology, coarse particulate organic matter, fine particulate organic matter, Namibia, Namib desert, geomorphology, sediment.

Year: 1999

Type: Journal Article

URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1468376


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