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The Resource The ribbon of green : change in riparian vegetation in the Southwestern United States, Robert H. Webb, Stanley A. Leake, Raymond M. Turner ; principal photography by Dominic Oldershaw

The ribbon of green : change in riparian vegetation in the Southwestern United States, Robert H. Webb, Stanley A. Leake, Raymond M. Turner ; principal photography by Dominic Oldershaw

Label
The ribbon of green : change in riparian vegetation in the Southwestern United States
Title
The ribbon of green
Title remainder
change in riparian vegetation in the Southwestern United States
Statement of responsibility
Robert H. Webb, Stanley A. Leake, Raymond M. Turner ; principal photography by Dominic Oldershaw
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Ribbon of Green, hydrologists Robert H. Webb and Stanley A. Leake and botanist Raymond M. Turner examine the factors that affect the stability of woody riparian vegetation, one of the largest components of riparian areas. Factors that affect the stability of woody riparian vegetation include the diversion of surface water, flood control, and the excessive use of ground water. Combining repeat photography with historical context and information on species composition, they document more than 140 years of change. Contrary to the common assumption of widespread losses of this type of ecosystem, the authors show that vegetation has increased on many river reaches as a result of flood control, favorable climatic conditions, and large winter floods that encourage ecosystem disturbance, germination, and the establishment of species in newly generated openings." "Bringing well-documented and accessible insights to the ecological study of wetlands, this book will influence our perception of change in riparian ecosystems and how riparian restoration is practiced in the Southwest, and it will serve as an important reference in courses on plant ecology, riparian ecology, and ecosystem management."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Webb, Robert H
Dewey number
581.7/68
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QK142
LC item number
.W43 2007
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QK142
NAL item number
.W43 2007
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Leake, S. A
  • Turner, R. M.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Riparian plants
  • Riparian ecology
  • Repeat photography
  • Vegetation dynamics
Label
The ribbon of green : change in riparian vegetation in the Southwestern United States, Robert H. Webb, Stanley A. Leake, Raymond M. Turner ; principal photography by Dominic Oldershaw
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [431]-451) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Escalante and paria rivers
  • Little colorado river
  • Colorado river in grand canyon
  • Kanab creek and havasu creek
  • Virgin river
  • Colorado river reservoirs
  • Bill Williams river and major tributaries
  • Small watersheds in southeastern arizona
  • Upper gila river
  • San francisco and san carlos rivers
  • Value of woody riparian vegetation
  • San pedro river
  • Aravaipa creek and other tributaties of the san pedro river
  • Santa cruz river
  • Tributaries of the santa cruz river
  • Verde river and tributaries
  • Salt river
  • Agua fria, new, and hassayampa rivers
  • Lower gila river
  • Lower colorado river
  • Mojave river
  • Climate, groundwater-surface water interactions, and woody riparian vegetation
  • Interpretation of changes in woody reparian vegetation
  • Regional change in woody riparian vegetation
  • Woody native riparian vegetation
  • Woody nonnative riparian vegetation
  • Repeat photography and riparian vegetation change
  • green river on the colorado plateau
  • Free-flowing colorado river in utah
  • San juan river
Control code
71004146
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
xiv, 462 pages
Isbn
9780816525881
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006026090
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)71004146
Label
The ribbon of green : change in riparian vegetation in the Southwestern United States, Robert H. Webb, Stanley A. Leake, Raymond M. Turner ; principal photography by Dominic Oldershaw
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [431]-451) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Escalante and paria rivers
  • Little colorado river
  • Colorado river in grand canyon
  • Kanab creek and havasu creek
  • Virgin river
  • Colorado river reservoirs
  • Bill Williams river and major tributaries
  • Small watersheds in southeastern arizona
  • Upper gila river
  • San francisco and san carlos rivers
  • Value of woody riparian vegetation
  • San pedro river
  • Aravaipa creek and other tributaties of the san pedro river
  • Santa cruz river
  • Tributaries of the santa cruz river
  • Verde river and tributaries
  • Salt river
  • Agua fria, new, and hassayampa rivers
  • Lower gila river
  • Lower colorado river
  • Mojave river
  • Climate, groundwater-surface water interactions, and woody riparian vegetation
  • Interpretation of changes in woody reparian vegetation
  • Regional change in woody riparian vegetation
  • Woody native riparian vegetation
  • Woody nonnative riparian vegetation
  • Repeat photography and riparian vegetation change
  • green river on the colorado plateau
  • Free-flowing colorado river in utah
  • San juan river
Control code
71004146
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
xiv, 462 pages
Isbn
9780816525881
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006026090
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)71004146

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