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Geomorphology and River Management: Applications of the River Styles Framework

By: GJ Brierley and KA Fryirs

397 pages, illus


Paperback | Dec 2005 | #147908 | ISBN: 1405115165
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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.

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.

Applicable to river systems worldwide.


Part I: The Geoecological Basis for River Management
Part II: Geomorphic Considerations for River Management
Part III: The River Styles Framework

Clearly the audience for this book are students taking a course in river management; they will find everything they need in it. The book is up-to-date, clearly written and the quality (photographs, figures and layout) is good. Journal of Sedimentary Research, August 2005 "The text, which has a very clear structure and layout, is well written and has excellent illustrations throughout...a timely contribution to the literature and should be essential reading for all those with an interest in the science and practice of river management and river restoration." Progress in Physical Geography


PrefaceAcknowledgments Chapter 1 IntroductionPart I: The Geoecological Basis for River ManagementChapter 2 Spatial considerations in aquatic ecosystem managementChapter 3 Temporal considerations in aquatic ecosystems managementPart II: Geomorphic Considerations for River ManagementChapter 4 River characterChapter 5 River behaviorChapter 6 River changeChapter 7 Geomorphic responses of rivers to human disturbancePart III: The River Styles FrameworkChapter 8 Overview of the river styles framework and practical considerations for its applicationChapter 9 Stage one of the river styles framework: catchment-wide baseline survey of river character and behaviorChapter 10 Stage two of the river styles framework: catchment-framed assessment of river evolution and geomorphic conditionChapter 11 Stage three of the river styles framework: prediction of likely future river condition based on analysis of recovery potentialChapter 12 Stage four of the rivers styles framework: implications for river managementChapter 13 Putting geomorphic principles into practiceReferencesIndex

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Gary Brierley has worked on river systems in various parts of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Japan, North America, and Australasia. He completed undergraduate work in the UK, postgraduate work in Canada, and postdoctoral work in Australia. Kirstie Fryirs has worked on various river systems in Australia. Her PhD developed a framework for assessing geomorphic river condition and recovery potential. Gary and Kirstie are codevelopers of the River Styles framework and the River Styles short course.

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