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Author Opperman, Jeffrey J., 1971- author.

Title Floodplains : processes and management for ecosystem services / Jeffrey J. Opperman, Peter B. Moyle, Eric W. Larsen, Joan L. Florsheim, and Amber D. Manfree
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 258 pages)
Contents Introduction to temperate floodplains -- Hydrology -- Floodplain and geomorphology -- Biogeochemistry -- Ecology: introduction -- Floodplain forests -- Primary and secondary production -- Fish and other vertebrates -- Ecosystem services and floodplain reconciliation -- Floodplains as green infrastructure -- Case studies of floodplain management and reconciliation -- Central Valley floodplains: introduction and history -- Central Valley floodplains today -- Reconciling Central Valley floodplains -- Conclusions: managing temperate floodplains for multiple benefits
Summary "Floodplains provides an overview of floodplains and their management in temperate regions. It synthesizes decades of research on floodplain ecosystems, explaining hydrologic, geomorphic and ecological processes and how these processes can provide a range of benefits to society under appropriate management. Due to the widespread alteration of temperate floodplains, these benefits are often not realized. Drawing on the framework of reconciliation ecology, the authors explore how new concepts for floodplain ecosystem restoration and management can provide a broader range of benefits to society, ranging from healthy fish populations to flood-risk reduction. Case studies from California's Central Valley and elsewhere in temperate regions show how innovative management approaches are reshaping rivers and floodplains around the world."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 07, 2017)
Subject Ecosystem management.
Floodplain ecology.
Floodplain management.
Floodplains -- California -- Central Valley
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Real Estate -- General.
Ecosystem management.
Floodplain ecology.
Floodplain management.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Ecology.
Earth (Planet) -- Surface -- Processing
California -- Central Valley.
Earth (Planet)
Form Electronic book
Author Florsheim, Joan L., author.
Larsen, Eric W., author.
Manfree, Amber D., author.
Moyle, Peter B., author.
LC no. 2017012223
ISBN 0520966325