Stream Hydrology: An Introduction for Ecologists / Edition 2

Stream Hydrology: An Introduction for Ecologists / Edition 2

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by Nancy D. Gordon, Thomas A. McMahon, Brian L. Finlayson, Christopher J. Gippel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470843586

ISBN-13: 9780470843581

Pub. Date: 06/28/2004

Publisher: Wiley

Water plays an important part in today's environmental concerns. Since the publication of the first edition there have been rapid developments in the application of hydrology, geomorphology and ecology to stream management. In particular, growth has occurred in the areas of stream rehabilitation and the evaluation of environmental flow needs. The concept of stream

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Water plays an important part in today's environmental concerns. Since the publication of the first edition there have been rapid developments in the application of hydrology, geomorphology and ecology to stream management. In particular, growth has occurred in the areas of stream rehabilitation and the evaluation of environmental flow needs. The concept of stream health has been adopted as a way of assessing stream resources and setting management goals.

Stream Hydrology: An Introduction for Ecologists Second Edition documents recent research and practice in these areas. Chapters provide information on sampling, field techniques, stream analysis, the hydrodynamics of moving water, channel form, sediment transport and commonly used statistical methods such as flow duration and flood frequency analysis. Methods are presented from engineering hydrology, fluvial geomorphology and hydraulics with examples of their biological implications. This book demonstrates how these fields are linked and utilised in modern, scientific river management.

  • Emphasis on applications, from collecting and analysing field measurements to using data and tools in stream management.
  • Updated to include new sections on environmental flows, rehabilitation, measuring stream health and stream classification.
  • Critical reviews of the successes and failures of implementation.
  • Revised and updated windows-based software.
This book is essential reading for 2nd/3rd year undergraduates and postgraduates of hydrology, stream ecology and fisheries science in Departments of Physical Geography, Biology, Environmental Science, Landscape Ecology, Environmental Engineering and Limnology. It would be valuable reading for professionals working in stream ecology, fisheries science and habitat management, environmental consultants and engineers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470843581
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the second edition
Preface to the first edition
1Introducing the medium1
2How to study a stream11
3Potential sources of data (how to avoid reinventing the Weir)31
4Getting to know your stream49
5How to have a field day and still collect some useful information75
6Water at rest and in motion127
7It's sedimentary, Watson!169
8Dissecting data with a statistical scope201
9"Putting it all together" : assessing steam health, stream classification, environmental flows and rehabilitation233
App.: Basic statistics359
References371
Index423

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