Towards a Landscape Ecology of River Valleys

  • Henri Décamps
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 7)


The interest given to detritus in streams of allochthonous origin dates back almost half a century (Thienemann 1912, Jewell 1927), as pointed out by Hynes (1970). Numerous studies have been devoted to this theme, particularly during the seventies, when a multitude of articles concerning the role of dead leaves in the functioning of water courses was published. Hence, there evolved a more holistic concept of lotic ecosystems.


River Valley Particulate Organic Matter Landscape Ecology Riparian Vegetation Stream Ecosystem 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henri Décamps
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  1. 1.Centre d’Écologie des Ressources RenouvelablesCentre National de la Recherche ScientifiqueToulouse CedexFrance

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