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Title River science : research and management for the 21st Century / edited by David J. Gilvear, Malcolm T. Greenwood, Martin C. Thoms, Paul J. Wood
Published Chichester : Wiley Blackwell, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (553 pages)
Contents Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of contributors; Preface; A foundation; Research development and impacts; Recognition; References and bibliography; Chapter 1: An introduction to river science: research and applications; Introduction; The development of the discipline of river science; The domain of river science; Chapters in this volume and book structure; References; Part 1: Fundamental principles of river science; Chapter 2: An ecosystem framework for river science and management; Introduction
A brief history of models that have contributed to our understanding river ecosystems; Underlying concepts for the use of frameworks in River Science; The use and abuse of an interdisciplinary approach in the research and management of riverine landscapes; Summary; References; Chapter 3: Fine sediment transport and management; Background and context; Key concepts; Tools for meeting new information needs; Management and policy; Case studies; Summary and the way forward; References
Chapter 4: Linking the past to the present: the use of palaeoenvironmental data for establishing reference conditions for the Water Framework Directive; Introduction; The fluvial landscape: floodplains, palaeochannels and connectivity; Floodplains as archives of change; Lake sediment-based archives; The evidence base for establishing reference conditions; Discussion and conclusion; Acknowledgements; References; Chapter 5: Achieving the aquatic ecosystem perspective: integrating interdisciplinary approaches to describe instream ecohydraulic processes; Introduction
Empiricism, classification and the scale principle; Causality principle at small and large scales; Discussion; Acknowledgements; References; Chapter 6: Measuring spatial patterns in floodplains: A step towards understanding the complexity of floodplain ecosystems; Introduction; A history of spatial pattern in floodplain research; A new approach for measuring spatial pattern in floodplains; Synopsis and future directions; Acknowledgements; References; Chapter 7: Trees, wood and river morphodynamics: results from 15 years research on the Tagliamento River, Italy; Introduction
The Tagliamento River; Growth of riparian trees in disturbed riparian environments; Flow disturbance and vegetation cover; Vegetation and fine sediment retention; Changing the controlling factors; Acknowledgements; References; Chapter 8: The Milner and Petts () conceptual model of community structure within glacier-fed rivers: 20 years on; Introduction; Overview of the conceptual model; AASER and the validation of the original model; Further relevance of the model; Glacial Index and ARISE classification system; Summary and future directions; Acknowledgements; References
Chapter 9: Remote sensing: mapping natural and managed river corridors from the micro to the network scale
Summary River Science is a rapidly developing interdisciplinary field at the interface of the natural, engineering and socio-political sciences. It recognises that the sustainable management of contemporary rivers will increasingly require new ways of characterising them to enable engagement with the diverse range of stakeholders
This volume represents the outcome of research by many of the authors and their colleagues over the last 40 years. It demonstrates the integral role that River Science now plays in underpinning our understanding of the functioning of natural ecosystems, and how societal demands and historic changes have affected these systems. The book will inform academics, policymakers and society in general of the benefits of healthy functioning riverine systems, and will increase awareness of the wide range of ecosystem goods and services they provide. --Book Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Rivers.
Stream conservation.
Stream ecology.
Form Electronic book
Author Gilvear, D. (David)
Greenwood, Malcolm T.
Thoms, Martin C.
Wood, Paul J.
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