riparian zone


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riparian zone

[rī′per·ē·ən ‚zōn]
(ecology)
The part of the watershed immediately adjacent to the stream channel.
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2003) Importance of the riparian zone to the conservation and management of freshwater fish: a review.
Riparian zones increase regional species richness by harboring different, not more, species.
At Kurtna the diatom diversity in the riparian zone of the soft-water eutrophic lake (H = 1.
Mechanisms of Restorative Justice in Riparian Zone Management:
Afterwards, the limits of sub-wetlands, situated in the riparian zone (open grass and mire scrub sub-wetlands), were determined based on satellite imagery and orthophotographs.
A large amount of aquatic plants may pollute water, especially the phytoplankton which can be reduced by ecological restoration of the riparian zone (Andrea et al.
Land-use analysis, forest successional stages and riparian zone width were carried from manual interpretations of high resolution imagery from IKONOS satellite (2006) with lm of spatial resolution, using the functions of a geographical information system (ArcGis 9.
Carolina crane's-bill; TAC 4384) was rare in sandy disturbed areas in the riparian zone of the Brazos River.
One group of species, not strongly associated with the cloud forest, is found exclusively in the riparian zones below 2600m composed primarily of Guzmania species (Guzmania besseae, G.
However, minimal alteration of the riparian zone in Madison County has occurred since 1998.
Although the beetles have munched away miles of tamarisk, it's impossible to predict where the bugs will go, says Stacy Kolegas, executive director of the Tamarisk Coalition, a nonprofit dedicated to restoring riparian zones.
Width of the riparian zone, presence of agriculture fields, and number of roads within 200 m of the river, were measured on georectified aerial photographs.