Biogeomorphology is concerned with the influence of landforms on the distribution and development of plants, animals and micro-organisms, and the influence of plants, animals and micro-organisms on earth surface processes and on the development of land forms. In most situations these influences will be interdependent with respect to environmental equilibrium or change. This volume of new essays considers a wide range of biological influences in geomorphology. It is divided according to particular geographical area and climatic criteria. The first part of the work is concerned with organic influences on land forms in temperate fluvial environments. Part 2 presents evidence from tropical, arid and periglacial environments. Part 3 deals with coastal and karst environments.
Heather Viles is tutor in Physical Geography, Jesus and St Catherinea s Colleges, Oxford