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Uniform Title Rivers handbook. Selections
Title River restoration : selected extracts from the Rivers handbook / edited by Geoffey Petts and Peter Calow
Published Oxford ; Cambridge, Mass. : Blackwell Science, 1996


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 MELB  628.112 Pet/Rrs  AVAILABLE
Description vii, 231 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents 1. The Nature of Rivers / G. E. Petts and P. Calow --2. River Pollution / R. A. Sweeting -- 3. Biological Water-quality Assessment of Rivers: Use of Macroinvertebrate Communities / J. L. Metcalfe-Smith --4. Water-quality Control / A. J. Dobbs and T. F. Zabel -- 5. Flow Allocation for In-river Needs / G. E. Petts and I. Maddock -- 6. Environmentally Sensitive River Engineering / R. D. Hey -- 7. Rehabilitation of River Margins / A. R. G. Large and G. E. Petts -- 8. Restoration of River Corridors: German Experiences /P. Larsen -- 9. Management of Macrophytic Vegetation /P. M. Wade -- 10. Direct Control of Fauna: Role of Hatcheries, Fish Stocking and Fishing Regulations / D. P. Dodge and C. C. Mack -- 11. Spatial and Temporal Problems with Monitoring / A. J. Underwood -- 12. Systems Recovery / A. M. Milner
Summary Drawing on chapters from the two volumes of The Rivers Handbook this book provides an overview of ecologically sensitive approaches to the restoration of river ecosystems. River Restoration presents the fundamental building blocks for developing restoration programmes and mitigating environmental impacts. In addition, two chapters consider the principles of environmental monitoring of rivers and system recovery. Aimed at final-year undergraduate and postgraduate students, the book will also be of interest to all those concerned with river conservation, including environmental scientists, river engineers and river managers
Throughout the world river systems have been dramatically altered by dams and reservoirs, channelization and landuse developments. Alongside a continuing need to develop rivers and water resources, there is a strong concern for ecosystem sustainability and the restoration of damaged systems. Increasingly, efforts have been directed to the application of scientific principles to the development of environmentally-sensitive approaches for managing rivers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Restoration ecology.
River engineering.
Stream ecology.
Author Calow, Peter.
Petts, Geoffrey E.
LC no. 96011447
ISBN 0865429197
Other Titles The rivers handbook: hydrological and ecological principles