Special Issue "Riparian Vegetation in River Functioning"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019).
Dr. Simon Dufour
University of Rennes, France
Interests: riparian vegetation; fluvial landscape; riparian systems; environmental assessment; fluvial remote sensing analysis; river management
Riparian vegetation is an essential component of river systems and controls fluvial functioning (i.e. morphodynamics, nutrient fluxes, floods, etc.). Plants within river corridors reciprocally interact with fluvial processes, for example influencing hydraulic conditions and erosion, transport and deposition of sediments. Research on vegetation and fluvial processes has increased considerably in the last decades, recognizing the role of plants as river system engineers and the importance of riparian vegetation responses to many human disturbances leading river hydromorphological trajectories and ecological status. Considerable advances in spatial analysis, fluvial remote sensing and process-based modelling offer nowadays great opportunities for gaining knowledge on river behaviour under natural and human-induced stressors. More recently, the increasing awareness of the importance of riparian and aquatic vegetation on the provision of ecosystem services by aquatic ecosystems has simultaneously reinforced the interest on river vegetation research from multiple perspectives.
This Special Issue aims to provide an up-dated collection of articles, where scientists, researchers and experts can submit their novel results and innovative approaches dealing with the role of vegetation in river functioning (morphodynamics, water quality, flood management, etc.), riverine landscapes, river hydromorphological assessment and river management. It intends to include studies from different disciplines, since riverine plants taxonomy to riverine plants dynamic modelling; since vegetation as an essential component of fluvial hydromorphological and ecological assessments, having a major role as biological indicator of fluvial process, quality of river physical habitat and ecosystem services, to vegetation as a key component of remote sensing and spatial and temporal analysis of the landscape, or vegetation as a crucial management tool for river restoration and conservation.
Dr. Marta González del Tánago
Dr. Simon Dufour
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- Riparian vegetation
- aquatic vegetation
- fluvial analysis
- river environmental assessments
- morphodynamic modelling
- vegetation responses
- riverine landscape
- riparian ecosystem services
- water quality