Chapter 16. Hydrogeomorphological and Ecological Interactions in Tropical Floodplains: The Significance of Confluence Zones in the Orinoco Basin, Venezuela

  1. Paul J. Wood Senior Lecturer4,
  2. David M. Hannah Senior Lecturer5 and
  3. Jonathan P. Sadler Reader5
  1. Judith Rosales1,
  2. Ligia Blanco-Belmonte2 and
  3. Chris Bradley3

Published Online: 15 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470010198.ch16

Hydroecology and Ecohydrology: Past, Present and Future

Hydroecology and Ecohydrology: Past, Present and Future

How to Cite

Rosales, J., Blanco-Belmonte, L. and Bradley, C. (2008) Hydrogeomorphological and Ecological Interactions in Tropical Floodplains: The Significance of Confluence Zones in the Orinoco Basin, Venezuela, in Hydroecology and Ecohydrology: Past, Present and Future (eds P. J. Wood, D. M. Hannah and J. P. Sadler), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470010198.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Department of Geography, Loughborough University, UK

  2. 5

    School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Universidad Nacional Experimental de Guayana, Centro de Investigaciones Ecológicas, Venezuela

  2. 2

    Fundación La Salle de Ciencias Naturales, Estación de Investigaciones Hidrobiológica de Guayana, Venezuela

  3. 3

    School of Geography, Earth and Envirommental Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 11 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470010174

Online ISBN: 9780470010198

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Keywords:

  • lateral and longitudinal variations;
  • spatial and temporal variability;
  • physical and ecological processes interdependence;
  • flow acceleration downstream;
  • local groundwater dynamics;
  • inter-tropical convergence zone;
  • floodplain and alluvial sediments;
  • coastal deltaic floodplain;
  • spatial and temporal trends;
  • regional groundwater flow

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Hydrogeomorphological Dynamics

  • The Riparian Ecosystem

  • Longitudinal Gradients at Confluence Zones

  • Synthesis and Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References