Floodplains and riparian zones: pattern, process, and management of dynamic ecosystems

Type: Virtual Paper
Theme: Geomorphology Specialty Group River Curated Track
Sponsor Groups: Biogeography Specialty Group, Geomorphology Specialty Group, Water Resources Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/8/2021
Start / End Time: 4:40 PM / 5:55 PM (PST)
Room: Virtual 3
Organizers: Gabrielle Katz, Jessica Salo
Chairs: Gabrielle Katz

Call for Submissions

We are seeking participants in a virtual paper session on riparian zones and floodplains. We welcome all geographic perspectives! Please contact Gabrielle Katz (gkatz@msudenver.edu) with any questions.


This session focuses on the dynamics and management of riparian ecosystems, including riverine wetlands and floodplains. The study of riparian zones lends itself to analysis by geographers, who bring a variety of perspectives and methods to the understanding of these complex environments. Riparian zones occur at the interface between aquatic and terrestrial environments, and experience ecological disturbances typical of uplands (e.g., fire) as well as those associated with the river flow regime (e.g., erosion, sedimentation, and inundation). Riparian zones are often focal points for direct human modifications and also experience substantial indirect anthropogenic impacts. Thus, riparian landscapes are typified by strong physical and ecological gradients and dynamics, as well as substantial human influences. This session will bring together geographers with diverse perspectives and approaches to highlight ongoing research and developments in riparian ecosystems across spatio-temporal scales, with a specific emphasis on understanding patterns, processes, and implications for management decisions. We welcome all geographers to this session, e.g., those engaged in biogeography, landscape ecology, paleoecology, geomorphology, GIS, hydrology, management, human-environment interactions, and planning.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Derek Martin*, Appalachian State University, Robert T. Pavlowsky, Missouri State University, Jacob Bendix, Syracuse University, Toby Dogwiler, Missouri State University, Josh Hess, Missouri State University, Impacts of an Extreme Flood on Large Wood Recruitment and Transport Processes: Implications for System Response to Disturbance 15 4:40 PM
Presenter Suzanne Walther*, University of San Diego, Ravleen Khalsa-Basra, University of San Diego, Michael Bennett, University of San Diego, Quantifying Longitudinal Variation in Morphology, Metals, and Nutrients of Los Peñasquitos Creek, CA 15 4:55 PM
Presenter Matthew Goslin*, University of Oregon, Changes in species composition and channel geomorphology following passive restoration in the Middle Fork John Day River, Oregon 15 5:10 PM
Presenter Pamela Nagler*, USGS, Armando Barreto-Muñoz, University of Arizona, Biosystems Engineering, Tucson, AZ, 85721 USA, Sattar Chavoshi Borujeni, Soil Conservation and Watershed Management Research Department, Isfahan Agricultural and Natural Resources Research and Education Centre, AREEO, Isfahan, Iran, Hamideh Nouri, Division of Agronomy, University of Göttingen, Von-Siebold-Strasse 8, 37075, Göttingen, Germany, Christopher J Jarchow, University of Arizona, Biosystems Engineering, Tucson, AZ, 85721 USA, Kamel Didan, University of Arizona, Biosystems Engineering, Tucson, AZ, 85721 USA, Riparian area changes in greenness and water use on the Lower Colorado River in the USA from 2000-2020 15 5:25 PM
Presenter Jessica Salo*, University of Northern Colorado, Gabrielle Katz, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Quantifying long term spatial dynamics of river channel change. South Platte River, Logan County, Colorado 15 5:40 PM

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