Geomorphology and River Management: Applications of the River Styles Framework

Geomorphology and River Management: Applications of the River Styles Framework

by Gary Brierley, Kirstie Fryirs
     
 

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Rivers show a remarkable diversity of character and behavior in any catchment. Human activities have impacted profoundly on the inherent variability in patterns and rates of river adjustment, altering what rivers look like, how they behave, and the structure and function of aquatic ecosystems. This book outlines geomorphic considerations for river management and a

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Rivers show a remarkable diversity of character and behavior in any catchment. Human activities have impacted profoundly on the inherent variability in patterns and rates of river adjustment, altering what rivers look like, how they behave, and the structure and function of aquatic ecosystems. 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.

River management programs that “work with nature” must respect the inherent diversity and behavioral regime of aquatic ecosystems. Each catchment should be managed in its own right, recognizing the patterns and connectivity of river forms and processes, as shaped by the configuration of the system and responses to disturbance events. Applications of the River Styles framework generate a coherent package of geomorphic information that provides a physical template for river rehabilitation activities.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405115162
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.80(d)

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