River Futures: An Integrative Scientific Approach to River Repair / Edition 2

River Futures: An Integrative Scientific Approach to River Repair / Edition 2

by Gary J. Brierley
     
 

River Futures offers a positive, practical, and constructive focus that directly addresses the major challenge of a new era of river conservation and rehabilitation—that of bringing together the diverse and typically discipline-bound sets of knowledge and practices that are involved in repairing rivers. It is a valuable resource for anyone involved in

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River Futures offers a positive, practical, and constructive focus that directly addresses the major challenge of a new era of river conservation and rehabilitation—that of bringing together the diverse and typically discipline-bound sets of knowledge and practices that are involved in repairing rivers. It is a valuable resource for anyone involved in river restoration and management, including restorationists, scientists, managers, and policymakers, as well as undergraduate and graduate students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597261128
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
06/30/2008
Series:
Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
 
PART I. The Emerging Process of River Repair
Chapter 1. Moves Toward an Era of River Repair
Chapter 2. Vision Generation: What Do We Seek to Achieve in River Rehabilitation?
Chapter 3. Turbulence and Train Wrecks: Using Knowledge Strategies to the Enhance Application of Integrative River Science to Effective River Management
 
PART II. An Integrative Scientific Perspective to Guide the Process of River Repair
Chapter 4. The Spatial Organization of River Systems
Chapter 5. Working with Change: The Importance of Evolutionary Perspectives in Framing the Trajectory of River Adjustment
Chapter 6. Ecological Function in Rivers: Insights from Crossdisciplinary Science
Chapter 7. Principles of River Condition Assessment
Chapter 8. Social and Biophysical Connectivity of River Systems
 
PART III. International Rerspectives on the Process of River Repair
Chapter 9. The Australian River Management Experience
Chapter 10. River Management in the United States
Chapter 11. Integrative River Science and Rehabilitation: European Experiences
Chapter 12. The Light and Dark of Sabo-Dammed Streams in Steepland Settings in Japan
Chapter 13. Application of Integrative Science in the Management of South African Rivers
 
PART IV. Managing the Process of River Repair
Chapter 14. Restoring Uncertainty: Translating Science into Management Practice
Chapter 15. River Futures
 
Conclusion

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