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About this book
About this book
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
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
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.