Earth Surface Processes and Landforms

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Edited By: Professor S. N. Lane

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Disturbance regimes at the interface of geomorphology and ecology - Special Issue, October 2012

Guest Editors: Stephen Rice, Markus Stoffel, Jens M. Turowski, Annett Wolf

We introduce thirteen papers that investigate the interactions and feedbacks between geomorphological disturbance regimes and ecosystem functions. These papers reveal the singularity of wildfire impacts, the importance of landsliding for carbon budgeting and of vegetation accumulation for landsliding, the zoogeomorphic role of iconic and ‘Cinderella’ animals in fluvial geomorphology, biophysical interactions in aeolian, fluvial and torrential environments and the utility of living ecosystems as archives of geomorphic events. Most of these papers were first presented in a conference session at the European Geoscience Union General Assembly in 2010 and several others are from recent volumes of Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

ESEX Commentary
Disturbance regimes at the interface of geomorphology and ecology
Stephen Rice, Markus Stoffel, Jens M. Turowski, Annett Wolf

Articles in this issue:

Interactions between river flows and colonizing vegetation on a braided river: exploring spatial and temporal dynamics in riparian vegetation cover using satellite data
W. Bertoldi, N. A. Drake, A. M. Gurnell

Characteristics of beaver ponds on deltas in a mountain environment
David R. Butler

Tree establishment on bars in low-order gravel-bed mountain streams
Isabelle Charron, Edward A. Johnson, Y. E. Martin

Transgressive dunefield landforms and vegetation associations, Doña Juana, Veracruz, Mexico
Patrick Hesp, Marisa Martinez, Graziela Miot da Silva, Natalia Rodríguez-Revelo, Erika Gutierrez, Adriana Humanes, Daniela Laínez, Irene Montaño, Verónica Palacios, Agustín Quesada, Lorena Storero, Gabriela González Trilla, Carolina Trochine

Landslide impact on organic carbon cycling in a temperate montane forest
Robert G. Hilton, Patrick Meunier, Niels Hovius, Peter J. Bellingham, Albert Galy

Increase in coarse sediment transport associated with disturbance of gravel river beds by signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus)
Matthew F. Johnson, Stephen P Rice, Ian Reid

Negligible soil erosion in a burned mountain watershed, Canadian Rockies: field and modelling investigations considering the role of duff
Y.E. Martin, E.A. Johnson, J.M. Gallaway, O. Chaikina

The interactions between vegetation and erosion: new directions for research at the interface of ecology and geomorphology
W. R. Osterkamp, C. R. Hupp, Markus Stoffel

The beaver meadow complex revisited – the role of beavers in post-glacial floodplain development
Lina E. Polvi, Ellen Wohl

Exploring debris-flow history and process dynamics using an integrative approach on a dolomitic cone in western Austria
Emily Procter, Markus Stoffel, Michelle Schneuwly-Bollschweiler, Mathias Neumann

Disturbance, geomorphic processes and recovery of wildfire slopes in North Tyrol
Oliver Sass, Michael Heel, Iris Leistner, Florence Stöger, Karl-Friedrich Wetzel, Arne Friedmann

Hydrogeomorphic processes and vegetation: disturbance, process histories, dependencies and interactions
Markus Stoffel, David J. Wilford

Biotic controls on shallow translational landslides
Peter Vorpahl, Claudia Dislich, Helmut Elsenbeer, Michael Märker, Boris Schröder