TITLE

Streamside Forests Control Habitat-Damaging Sediments and Provide Organic Energy to Downstream Reaches

PUB. DATE
January 1996
SOURCE
Riparian Forest Buffers: Function & Design for Protection & Enha;1996, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Report
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the control of sediment flux and food base in the rivers by streamside forests. It reports the ways in which forests affect fish population along the river which include facilitating downstream flow of food, promoting growth of algae and grazers, and contributing debris to the streambed. The forests also stabilize the stream banks and maintain survivorship of fishes, by the regulation of sediment concentrations through large instream debris.
ACCESSION #
43007760

 

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