Tracing the scientific trajectory of riparian vegetation studies

S Dufour, PM Rodríguez-González and M Laslier published a review in Science of The Total Environment:

  • Review of the scientific literature revealed great diversity in studies on riparian vegetation
  • Consistent topics from the 20th century to the present are related to the components studied, such as the structure of riparian vegetation
  • Several topics have undergone substantial recent development, in parallel with general scientific trends (i.e. process-based) or as a result of technological progress (i.e. large-scale modeling and remote sensing)
  • Future challenges include better knowledge sharing, integration of the social dimension and multiple pressure sources, and consideration of all geographic contexts

The paper is here or contact S. Dufour (simon.dufour[at]