Great river wood dynamics in northern Canada
Downed wood is a resource easily utilized by plants and animals from the forests to the sea and is essential for many ecosystems. The diverse benefits that wood brings to streams and riparian corridors are well documented by river scientists and wood re-introduction is commonly used as a river restoration tool. However, much of the existing work investigates the short-term impact of wood rather than its variability through time and legacy on the landscape. In this dissertation, I use the Slave River (water discharge=2-7 x103 m3 s −1 , channel widths=300-2000 m, drainage area=6x105 km2 ), and its ...
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