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dc.contributor.authorFischer, Richard A., Jr., 1964-en_US
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Chester O.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRatti, John T.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGuidice, Johnen_US
dc.creatorUniversity of Idaho. College of Forestry, Wildlife, and Range Sciencesen_US
dc.creatorEnvironmental Laboratory (U.S.)en_US
dc.creatorEcosystem Management and Restoration Research Program (U.S.)en_US
dc.identifier.govdocERDC TN-EMRRP-SR-25en_US
dc.descriptionTechnical Noteen_US
dc.description.abstractRiparian zones occur throughout the United States as long strips of vegetation adjacent to streams, rivers, lakes, reservoirs, and other inland aquatic systems that affect or are affected by the presence of water. This vegetation contributes to unique ecosystems that perform a large variety of ecological functions. Unfortunately, considerable variation is associated with riparian terminology, similar to problems associated with wetlands terminology (Mitsch and Gosselink 1993). This can lead to confusion when people attempt to communicate about riparian zones, particularly if they come from different disciplinary backgrounds. The goals of this paper are to promote awareness of this problem by describing variation associated with semantics in riparian terminology, to explain why this contributes to confusion, to show the importance of attempting to standardize this terminology, and to suggest ways that natural resource professionals can better describe what comprises a riparian ecosystem.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEcosystem Management and Restoration Research Program (U.S.)en_US
dc.format.extent7 pages/332 KBsen_US
dc.publisherEngineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTechnical Note (Ecosystem Management and Restoration Research Program (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC TN-EMRRP-SR-25en_US
dc.rightsApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.sourceThis Digital Resources was created in Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobaten_US
dc.subjectRiparian areas--Terms and phrasesen_US
dc.subjectPlants--Terms and phrasesen_US
dc.subjectRiparian areasen_US
dc.titleRiparian terminology: confusion and clarificationen_US
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