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

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

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

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



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.



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