Riparia: Ecology, Conservation, and Management of Streamside Communities by Robert J. Naiman, Henri Decamps, Michael E. McClain | | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Riparia: Ecology, Conservation, and Management of Streamside Communities / Edition 1

Riparia: Ecology, Conservation, and Management of Streamside Communities / Edition 1

by Robert J. Naiman, Michael E. McClain, Henri Decamps
     
 

ISBN-10: 0126633150

ISBN-13: 9780126633153

Pub. Date: 06/21/2005

Publisher: Elsevier Science

This book describes the underlying water conditions and geologies that support viable riparia, illustrates the ecological characteristics of riparia, and discusses how riparia are used by human cultures as well as how riparia can be used to sustain environmental quality. In recent years riparian management has been widely implemented as a means of improving

Overview

This book describes the underlying water conditions and geologies that support viable riparia, illustrates the ecological characteristics of riparia, and discusses how riparia are used by human cultures as well as how riparia can be used to sustain environmental quality. In recent years riparian management has been widely implemented as a means of improving fisheries, water quality, and habitat for endangered species. This book provides the basic knowledge necessary to implement successful, long-term management and rehabilitation programs.

* Treats riparian patterns & processes in a holistic perspective, from ecological components to societal activities
• Contains over 130 illustrations and photos that summarize this complex ecological system
• Synthesizes the information from more than 6,000 professional articles
• Sidebars provide a look into ongoing research that is at the frontiers of riparian ecology and management

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780126633153
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
06/21/2005
Series:
Aquatic Ecology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1. Introduction
2. Catchments and the Physical Template
3. Riparian Typology
4. Structural Patterns
5. Biotic Functions of Riparia
6. Biophysical Connectivity and Riparian Functions
7. Disturbance and Agents of Change
8. Management
9. Conservation
10. Restoration
11. Synthesis
Bibliography
Index

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