Beaver dam features influencing stream channel form in the mountain and piedmont physiographic provinces of North Carolina

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Brian R. Fannon (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Dan Royall

Abstract: As beaver return to North Carolina, their role as ecosystem engineer is becoming more apparent. In this study, I examine variables related to beaver dam construction and ponding to look for relationships that may provide insight into the long term impacts of beaver in modifying stream channel forms. Dam construction and other physical features created by continued beaver activity are studied to provide a matrix of variables, which are analyzed to determine correlations between these features. Log-linear regression indicates that several variables do have significant relationships, and form a web of relationships that have potential impacts for understanding biotic influences on stream channel evolution, stream restoration, and beaver mitigation in North Carolina.

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Language: English
Date: 2015
Anabranch, Beaver, Dam, Rewilding
American beaver $x Ecology $z North Carolina
American beaver $x Behavior $z North Carolina
Restoration ecology $z North Carolina
Stream restoration $z North Carolina
Stream ecology $z North Carolina

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