Landscape connectivity: The geographic basis of geomorphic applications

Gary Brierley*, Kirstie Fryirs, Vikrant Jain

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Abstract

Geographic concerns for spatial relationships lie at the heart of geomorphic applications in environmental management. The way in which landscape compartments fit together in a catchment influences the operation of biophysical fluxes, and hence the ways in which disturbance responses are mediated over time. These relationships reflect the connectivity of the landscape. A nested hierarchical framework that emphasizes differing forms of (dis)connectivity in catchments is proposed. This field-based geomorphic tool can be used to ground the application of modelling techniques in analysis of catchment-scale biophysical fluxes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-174
Number of pages10
JournalArea
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006

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