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Author: Chris Swann
Last Updated: 27-11-2019 18:26
Jansson, R., Zinko, U., Merritt, D. M., Nilsson, C. 2005. Hydrochory Increases Riparian Plant Species Richness: A Comparison Between a Free-Flowing and a Regulated River. Journal of Ecology. British Ecological Society. 93. 1094-1103
Analysis, Fresh water, Hydrology, Monitoring, Riparian buffer, Rivers, Streams, Streamflow, Vegetation, Riparian, Flow conditions, Dams, Species richness, Herbaceous cover, Fluvial
This study evaluated the role of hydrochory (dispersal via water) on the riparian plant community compositions along the Ume and Vindel Rivers (Sweden). The results indicate that plant dispersal by water and fluvial disturbances (like dams) play important roles in the determining the species richness of riparian plant communities.