Effects of flooding duration, -frequency and -depth on the presence of saplings of six woody species in north-west Europe

S.J. Vreugdenhil, K. Kramer, T. Pelsma

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Abstract

Under natural conditions the zonation of woody species in floodplains is to a large extent determined by hydrological conditions. Flood survival varies even among closely related species of the same genus. Most studies that quantify flood survival of seedlings and saplings of European floodplain species focus on species of the genera Salix and Populus, while few studies on saplings of Quercus robur, Fraxinus excelsior, Crataegus monogyna have been carried out, and even less on comparing these species groups. We performed a comparative observational study on the presence of saplings (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-55
JournalForest Ecology and Management
Volume236
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • floodplain forest
  • tree recruitment
  • river
  • survival
  • growth
  • size
  • seedlings
  • plants
  • establishment
  • ecosystems

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