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Biogeomorphology - Heather A. Viles

Biogeomorphology

By: Heather A. Viles (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 23rd June 1988
ISBN: 9780631154051
Number Of Pages: 352

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Biogeomorphology is concerned with the influence of landforms on the distribution and development of plants, animals and mico-organisms; and with the influence of plants, animals and micro-organisms on earth surface processes and the development of landforms. In most situations these influences are interdependent with respect to environmental equilibrium or change.
This volume of new essays considers a wide range of biological influences in geomorphology. It is divided according to particular geographical area and climatic criteria. The first part of the work is concerned with organic influences on landforms in temperate fluvial environments. Part two presents evidence from tropical, arid and periglacial environments. Part three deals with coastal and karst environments.
Thi sis the first book on this important interdisciplinary field. It will be of considerable interest to geomorphologists, geologists and biologists, as well as to those involved in environmental planning and in using or monitoring the effects of plants and animals on the surface of the earth.

Part I Temperate Fluvial Environments ; 1. Vegetation and River Channel Form and Process by K.J.Gregory (Professor, Department of Geography, University of Southampton) and A.M.Gurnell (Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Southampton) ; 2. The Influences of Vegetation, Animals and Microorganisms on Soil Processes by P.B.Mitchell (Lecturer, School of Earth Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney) ; 3. The Impact of Organisms on Overall Erosion Rates within Catchments in Temperate Regions by S.W.Trimble (Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of California, LA) ; Part II Tropical, Arid and Preglacial Environments ; 4. The Tropical Rain Forest Landscape by C.F.Jordan (Senior Ecologist, Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, USA) ; 5. The Geomorphological Role of Termites and Earthworms in the Tropics by Andrew Goudie (Professor of Geography, University of Oxford) ; 6. The Biogeomorphology of Arid and Semi-arid Environments by D.S.G.Thomas (Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Sheffield) ; 7. The Biogeomorphology of Periglacial Environments by R.B.G.Williams (Lecturer, Geography Laboratory, University of Sussex) ; Part III Coastal and Karst Environments ; 8. Coastal Biogeomorphology by T. Spencer (Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Manchester) ; 9. Organisms and Karst Geomorphology by H.A.Viles (Lecturer in Geography, Jesus and St Catherine's Colleges, Cambridge) ; Perspectives by H.A.Viles ;

ISBN: 9780631154051
ISBN-10: 0631154051
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 23rd June 1988
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.9 x 16.3  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.77

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