Ecology of Riparian Forests in Japan

Disturbance, Life History, and Regeneration

Editors: Sakio, Hitoshi, Tamura, Toshikazu (Eds.)

  • Thorough treatment of riparian ecology

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Riparian forests along streams and rivers are diverse in species, structure, and regeneration processes, and have important ecological functions in maintaining landscape and biodiversity. This book discusses riparian forests from subpolar to warm-temperate zones, covering headwater streams, braided rivers on alluvial fans, and low-gradient meandering rivers. It presents the dynamics and mechanisms that govern the coexistence of riparian tree species, tree demography, the response to water stress of trees, and the conservation of endangered species, and focuses on natural disturbances, life-history strategies, and the ecophysiology of trees. Because many riparian landscapes have been degraded and are disappearing at an alarming rate, the regeneration of the remaining riparian ecosystems is urgent. With contributions by more than 20 experts in diverse fields, this book offers useful information for the conservation, restoration, and rehabilitation of riparian ecosystems that remain in world streams and rivers.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Features of riparian forests in Japan

    Sakio, Hitoshi

    Pages 3-11

  • Occurrence of hillslope processes affecting riparian vegetation in upstream watersheds of Japan

    Tamura, Toshikazu

    Pages 15-30

  • Sediment dynamics and characteristics with respect to river disturbance

    Yanai, Seiji

    Pages 31-45

  • Vegetation-geographic evaluation of the syntaxonomic system of valley-bottom forests occurring in the cooltemperate zone of the Japanese Archipelago

    Ohno, Keiichi

    Pages 49-72

  • Coexistence mechanisms of three riparian species in the upper basin with respect to their life histories, ecophysiology, and disturbance regimes

    Sakio, Hitoshi (et al.)

    Pages 75-90

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eBook $129.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-4-431-76737-4
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-4-431-76736-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-4-431-99841-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecology of Riparian Forests in Japan
Book Subtitle
Disturbance, Life History, and Regeneration
Editors
  • Hitoshi Sakio
  • Toshikazu Tamura
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Tokyo
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-76737-4
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-76737-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-76736-7
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-99841-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 339
Number of Illustrations and Tables
140 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
Topics