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By Hitoshi Sakio,Toshikazu Tamura

Riparian forests alongside streams and rivers are diversified in species, constitution, and regeneration methods, and feature vital ecological capabilities in preserving panorama and biodiversity. This publication discusses riparian forests from subpolar to warm-temperate zones, masking headwater streams, braided rivers on alluvial fanatics, and low-gradient meandering rivers. It offers the dynamics and mechanisms that govern the coexistence of riparian tree species, tree demography, the reaction to water pressure of timber, and the conservation of endangered species, and specializes in average disturbances, life-history options, and the ecophysiology of bushes. simply because many riparian landscapes were degraded and are disappearing at an alarming cost, the regeneration of the rest riparian ecosystems is pressing. With contributions through greater than 20 specialists in varied fields, this ebook bargains beneficial details for the conservation, recovery, and rehabilitation of riparian ecosystems that stay in international streams and rivers.

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