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
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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.