In Field Guide to Rivers & Streams, Dr Ryan Utz (Chatham University) presents a broad scientific understanding of rivers, streams, and the animals that reside within them, written accessibly for a general audience, and with a focus on North America. Topics range from what causes river flows to rise and fall to the ecology of riverine fishes. Kayakers, anglers, and hikers alike will find many tools within Field Guide to Rivers & Streams to deepen their understanding of their favourite waterway.
Dr Ryan Utz is an assistant professor of water resources at Chatham University and an outdoor enthusiast with an obsession for backcountry camping. He has published over forty scientific articles on subjects ranging from salmon restoration in California to long-term rising salinity levels in North American rivers. An avid outdoor enthusiast, he also contributes to Backpacker magazine.