Influences on Ecosystem Function I: Erosion

Frederic H. Wagner and Richard B. Keigley

in Yellowstone's Destabilized Ecosystem

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9780195148213
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199790449 | DOI:
 Influences on Ecosystem Function I: Erosion

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Early park accounts report significant soil erosion with the build-up of the elk herd, and comment that the original nature of the topsoil mantle would never be known. Observations of surface rock pediments and inside-outside exclosure studies of soil erosion show increased levels on the outside just since exclosure construction. Streambank research and lichenometric studies show elevated bank sloughing in the northern range where bank vegetation has been eliminated.

Keywords: topsoil; surface rock pediments; erosion; exclosure studies; lichenometry; streambank sloughing

Chapter.  5836 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases

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