River conservation and management / edited by Philip J. Boon, Paul J. Raven.
Contributor(s): Boon, P. J | Raven, Paul J.Material type: BookPublisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2012Description: 1 online resource (450 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781119961819; 1119961815; 9781119961826; 1119961823; 9780470682081; 0470682086.Subject(s): Rivers -- Ecology | Rivers | Stream conservation -- Congresses | Environmental Studies | NATURE -- Animals -- Wildlife | SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biological DiversityGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: River Conservation and Management.DDC classification: 333.9516 Other classification: 42.93 | 43.31 | 38.89 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
River Conservation and Management; Contents; List of Contributors; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Revisiting the Case for River Conservation; Catchment Conservation, Ecosystem Integrity and Threats to River Systems; 2 From Channel to Catchment: A 20-Year Journey for River Management in England and Wales; 3 The Rivers and Streams of England and Wales: An Overview of their Physical Character in 2007-2008 and Changes Since 1995-1996; 4 Environmental Flow Allocation as a Practical Aspect of IWRM; 5 Assessing the Hydrological Effects of Forest Plantations in Brazil.
6 In the Indus Delta it is No More the Mighty Indus; 7 A 20-Year View of Monitoring Ecological Quality in English and Welsh Rivers; 8 Water Quality and Exurbanization in Southern Appalachian Streams; 9 Understanding and Managing Climate Change Effects on River Ecosystems; 10 Scotland's Freshwater Pearl Mussels: The Challenge of Climate Change; Methods and Approaches; 11 Can Mediterranean River Plants Translate into Quality Assessment Systems? Venturing into Unexplored Territories; 12 The Use of Bryophytes for Fluvial Assessment of Mountain Streams in Portugal.
13 Improvements in Understanding the Contribution of Hyporheic Zones to Biodiversity and Ecological Functioning of UK Rivers; 14 Taxonomic Distinctness as a Measure of Diversity of Stream Insects Exposed to Varying Salinity Levels in South-Eastern Australia; 15 Development of a Systematic, Information-Based Approach to the Identification of High Value Sites for River Conservation in New Zealand; 16 Assessing the Conservation Status of Alder-Ash Alluvial Forest and Atlantic Salmon in the Natura 2000 River Network of Cantabria, Northern Spain.
17 The Use of Palaeoecological Techniques to Identify Reference Conditions for River Conservation ManagementRecovery and Rehabilitation; 18 The Espace de Libert and Restoration of Fluvial Process: When Can the River Restore Itself and When Must we Intervene?; 19 Multi-Purpose, Interlinked and Without Barriers: The Emscher River Ecological Concept; 20 Rehabilitation of the River Skerne and the River Cole, England: A Long-Term Public Perspective; 21 The Unnatural History of the River Trent: 50 Years of Ecological Recovery.
22 Key Factors in the Management and Conservation of Temporary Mediterranean Streams: A Case Study of the Pardiela River, Southern Portugal; 23 The History, Development, Role and Future of River Restoration Centres; Integrating Nature Conservation Within Wider River Management; 24 From Stockholm to Rio II: The Natural and Institutional Landscapes Through Which Rivers Flow; 25 What Have Rivers Ever Done For Us? Ecosystem Services and River Systems; 26 The Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program: Progress and Immediate Challenges.
27 An Individual-Based Model of Swan-Macrophyte Conflicts on a Chalk River.
This book is intended for those with an academic, scientific and practical interest in river conservation and management. It provides an overview of how changes in legislation, policies, institutional responsibilities, science, technology, practical techniques and public perception have influenced how rivers have been managed over the past 20 years and the challenges that lie ahead during the next 20 years. The book is based on the international conference River Conservation and Management:20 Years On held at York.
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