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Plant biomass and species composition along an environmental gradient in montane riparian meadows

Publications Posted on: April 11, 2011
In riparian meadows, narrow zonation of the dominant vegetation frequently occurs along the elevational gradient from the stream edge to the floodplain terrace. We measured plant species composition and above- and belowground biomass in three riparian plant communities - a priori defined as wet, moist, and dry meadow - along short streamside topographic gradients in two montane meadows in northeast Oregon.