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Hydrological and vegetation analysis of an alluvial floodplain in Belgium

Jan Peters UGent, Roeland Samson, Pascal Boeckx UGent, Wajira Kumuduni Balasooriya Lekamalage UGent and Niko Verhoest UGent (2009) BELGIAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY. 142(1). p.19-38
abstract
In this paper, results from an intensive two-year monitoring campaign of a wetland gradient are presented and analyzed. Two spatially adjacent sites along a wetland gradient are described by means of abiotic variables, groundwater level, and soil temperature and soil moisture at several depths throughout the vertical soil profile. The vegetation of the sites is described on the basis of a species cover inventory, and two different vegetation types are distinguished along the wetland gradient: Arrhenatheretum elatioris at the highest end of the gradient and Caricetum gracilis at the lowest end. Aboveground biomass and leaf area index of both Arrhenatheretum elatioris and Caricetum gracilis were measured on a monthly basis, and their seasonal variation could be related to specific site conditions. Furthermore, evidence was found that vegetation was not passive to the environmental site conditions but actively influenced them. The groundwater at the lower Caricetum gracilis site showed diurnal fluctuations with amplitudes up to 10 cm, which could be attributed to transpiration losses by phreatophytes.
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LAI, groundwater, leaf area, phreatophyte, plant-soil interactions, temporary wetland, sedge, grassland vegetation, aboveground biomass, WATER-TABLE, RIPARIAN VEGETATION, SOIL-MOISTURE, ECOHYDROLOGY, WETLAND, PRECIPITATION, TEMPERATURE, SENSITIVITY, ENVIRONMENT, DYNAMICS
journal title
BELGIAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY
Belgian J. Bot.
volume
142
issue
1
pages
19 - 38
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000270257000002
JCR category
PLANT SCIENCES
JCR impact factor
0.556 (2009)
JCR rank
135/172 (2009)
JCR quartile
4 (2009)
ISSN
0778-4031
language
English
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yes
classification
A1
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749831
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-749831
date created
2009-09-17 16:10:28
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2009-11-24 10:10:12
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  abstract     = {In this paper, results from an intensive two-year monitoring campaign of a wetland gradient are presented and analyzed. Two spatially adjacent sites along a wetland gradient are described by means of abiotic variables, groundwater level, and soil temperature and soil moisture at several depths throughout the vertical soil profile. The vegetation of the sites is described on the basis of a species cover inventory, and two different vegetation types are distinguished along the wetland gradient: Arrhenatheretum elatioris at the highest end of the gradient and Caricetum gracilis at the lowest end. Aboveground biomass and leaf area index of both Arrhenatheretum elatioris and Caricetum gracilis were measured on a monthly basis, and their seasonal variation could be related to specific site conditions. Furthermore, evidence was found that vegetation was not passive to the environmental site conditions but actively influenced them. The groundwater at the lower Caricetum gracilis site showed diurnal fluctuations with amplitudes up to 10 cm, which could be attributed to transpiration losses by phreatophytes.},
  author       = {Peters, Jan and Samson, Roeland and Boeckx, Pascal and Balasooriya Lekamalage, Wajira Kumuduni and Verhoest, Niko},
  issn         = {0778-4031},
  journal      = {BELGIAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY},
  keyword      = {LAI,groundwater,leaf area,phreatophyte,plant-soil interactions,temporary wetland,sedge,grassland vegetation,aboveground biomass,WATER-TABLE,RIPARIAN VEGETATION,SOIL-MOISTURE,ECOHYDROLOGY,WETLAND,PRECIPITATION,TEMPERATURE,SENSITIVITY,ENVIRONMENT,DYNAMICS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {19--38},
  title        = {Hydrological and vegetation analysis of an alluvial floodplain in Belgium},
  volume       = {142},
  year         = {2009},
}

Chicago
Peters, Jan, Roeland Samson, Pascal Boeckx, Wajira Kumuduni Balasooriya Lekamalage, and Niko Verhoest. 2009. “Hydrological and Vegetation Analysis of an Alluvial Floodplain in Belgium.” Belgian Journal of Botany 142 (1): 19–38.
APA
Peters, Jan, Samson, R., Boeckx, P., Balasooriya Lekamalage, W. K., & Verhoest, N. (2009). Hydrological and vegetation analysis of an alluvial floodplain in Belgium. BELGIAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY, 142(1), 19–38.
Vancouver
1.
Peters J, Samson R, Boeckx P, Balasooriya Lekamalage WK, Verhoest N. Hydrological and vegetation analysis of an alluvial floodplain in Belgium. BELGIAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY. 2009;142(1):19–38.
MLA
Peters, Jan, Roeland Samson, Pascal Boeckx, et al. “Hydrological and Vegetation Analysis of an Alluvial Floodplain in Belgium.” BELGIAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY 142.1 (2009): 19–38. Print.