Stream Restoration in Dynamic Fluvial Systems: Scientific Approaches, Analyses, and Tools

Stream Restoration in Dynamic Fluvial Systems: Scientific Approaches, Analyses, and Tools

by Andrew Simon
     
 

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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 194.

Stream Restoration in Dynamic Fluvial Systems: Scientific Approaches, Analyses, and Tools brings together leading contributors in stream restoration science to provide comprehensive consideration of process-based approaches, tools, and applications of

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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 194.

Stream Restoration in Dynamic Fluvial Systems: Scientific Approaches, Analyses, and Tools brings together leading contributors in stream restoration science to provide comprehensive consideration of process-based approaches, tools, and applications of techniques useful for the implementation of sustainable restoration strategies. Stream restoration is a catchall term for modifications to streams and adjacent riparian zones undertaken to improve geomorphic and/or ecologic function, structure, and integrity of river corridors, and it has become a multibillion dollar industry. A vigorous debate currently exists in research and professional communities regarding the approaches, applications, and tools most effective in designing, implementing, and assessing stream restoration strategies given a multitude of goals, objectives, stakeholders, and boundary conditions. More importantly, stream restoration as a research-oriented academic discipline is, at present, lagging stream restoration as a rapidly evolving, practitioner-centric endeavor. The volume addresses these main areas: concepts in stream restoration, river mechanics and the use of hydraulic structures, modeling in restoration design, ecology, ecologic indices, and habitat, geomorphic approaches to stream and watershed management, and sediment considerations in stream restoration. Stream Restoration in Dynamic Fluvial Systems will appeal to scholars, professionals, and government agency and institute researchers involved in examining river flow processes, river channel changes and improvements, watershed processes, and landscape systematics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780875904832
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/10/2011
Series:
Geophysical Monograph Series, #194
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.50(h) x 1.10(d)

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