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Geomorphology and River Management: Applications of the River Styles Framework / Edition 1
     

Geomorphology and River Management: Applications of the River Styles Framework / Edition 1

by Gary Brierley, Kirstie Fryirs
 

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ISBN-10: 1405115165

ISBN-13: 9781405115162

Pub. Date: 02/28/2005

Publisher: Wiley

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.

    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

    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)

    Table of Contents

    Preface.

    Acknowledgments.

    Chapter 1 Introduction.

    Part I: The Geoecological Basis for River Management.

    Chapter 2 Spatial considerations in aquatic ecosystem management.

    Chapter 3 Temporal considerations in aquatic ecosystems management.

    Part II: Geomorphic Considerations for River Management.

    Chapter 4 River character.

    Chapter 5 River behavior.

    Chapter 6 River change.

    Chapter 7 Geomorphic responses of rivers to human disturbance.

    Part III: The River Styles Framework.

    Chapter 8 Overview of the river styles framework and practical considerations for its application.

    Chapter 9 Stage one of the river styles framework: catchment-wide baseline survey of river character and behavior.

    Chapter 10 Stage two of the river styles framework: catchment-framed assessment of river evolution and geomorphic condition.

    Chapter 11 Stage three of the river styles framework: prediction of likely future river condition based on analysis of recovery potential.

    Chapter 12 Stage four of the rivers styles framework: implications for river management.

    Chapter 13 Putting geomorphic principles into practice.

    References.

    Index

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