New ESPL virtual special edition: Disturbance regimes at the interface of geomorphology and ecology

October saw the publication of two new ESPL virtual special editions titled: ‘Disturbance regimes at the interface of geomorphology and ecology’ and ‘Geomorphology and terrestrial carbon cycling’.

Disturbance regimes at the interface of geomorphology and ecology’ includes thirteen papers which investigate the interactions and feedbacks between geomorphological disturbance regimes and ecosystem functions.

For all you fluvial geomorphers out there there’s a focus on the role of colonising vegetation by Bertoldi et al and Charron et al as well as a review of work on the dependencies and interactions between hydrogeomorphic processes and vegetation by Stoffel and Wilford.

Martin et al and Sass et al discuss the effects of, and recovery from, fire disturbance.

There are beaver shaped zoogeomorphic treats from Butler, and Polvi and Wohlm as well as a piece on signal crayfish disturbance by Johnson et al.

Four papers focus on interactions between vegetation, erosion and deposition. Hilton et al and Vorpal et al focus on organic matter/organic carbon and slope stability while Osterkamp et al offer a review paper emphasizing the interdependencies between vegetation and sediment dynamics.

Hesp et al also discuss feedbacks between vegetation and landscape dynamics, this time in relation to coastal dunefields.

Keep an eye out for a summary of ‘Geomorphology and terrestrial carbon cycling’ later in the week.

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