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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This book outlines 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. Applications of the framework generate a coherent package of geomorphic information, providing a physical template for river rehabilitation activities.

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    Overview

    This book outlines 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. Applications of the framework generate a coherent package of geomorphic information, providing a physical template for river rehabilitation activities.

    • management and restoration of rivers is a rapidly growing topic for environmental scientists, geologists and ecologists - this book provides a learning tool with which to approach geomorphic applications to river management
    • describes the essential geomorphological principles underlying river behaviour and evolution
    • demonstrates how the River Styles Framework can turn geomorphic theory into practice, to develop workable strategies for restoration and management
    • based on real case studies and authors extensive experience
    • applicable to river systems worldwide
    • synthesises fluvial geomorphology, ecology and management

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    Editorial Reviews

    From the Publisher
    "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)

    Meet the Author

    Gary Brierley has worked on river systems in various parts of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Japan, North America, and Australasia. He completed undergraduate work in the UK, postgraduate work in Canada, and postdoctoral work in Australia.

    Kirstie Fryirs has worked on various river systems in Australia. Her PhD developed a framework for assessing geomorphic river condition and recovery potential.

    Gary and Kirstie are codevelopers of the River Styles framework and the River Styles short course.

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