Geomorphology and River Management: Applications of the River Styles Framework

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This book outlines geomorphic considerations for river management and a generic set of procedures, termed the River Styles framework, which provides a set of tools for interpreting river character, behavior, condition, and recovery potential. This book is essential reading for a wide range of river practitioners, including students, technical officers, consultants, and academics.
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Overview

This book outlines geomorphic considerations for river management and a generic set of procedures, termed the River Styles framework, which provides a set of tools for interpreting river character, behavior, condition, and recovery potential. This book is essential reading for a wide range of river practitioners, including students, technical officers, consultants, and academics.
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"Clearly the audience for this book are students taking a course in river management; they will find everything they need in it. The book is up-to-date, clearly written and the quality (photographs, figures and layout) is good." Journal of Sedimentary Research, August 2005

"The text, which has a very clear structure and layout, is well written and has excellent illustrations throughout...a timely contribution to the literature and should be essential reading for all those with an interest in the science and practice of river management and river restoration." Progress in Physical Geography

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405115162
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/28/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 1,479,285
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Spatial considerations in aquatic ecosystem management 17
3 Temporal considerations in aquatic ecosystem management 53
4 River character 79
5 River behavior 143
6 River change 186
7 Geomorphic responses of rivers to human disturbance 208
8 Overview of the River Styles framework and practical considerations for its application 243
9 Stage one of the River Styles framework : catchment-wide baseline survey of river character and behavior 254
10 Stage two of the River Styles framework : catchment-framed assessment of river evolution and geomorphic condition 297
11 Stage three of the River Styles framework : prediction of likely future river condition based on analysis of recovery potential 324
12 Stage four of the Rivers Styles framework : implications for river management 342
13 Putting geomorphic principles into practice 355
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