This book reviews the current state of knowledge on, recent advances in, and future prospects of Montenegrin river basins in the context of anthropogenic activities. Edited by three respected experts in the field, The Rivers of Montenegro begins with an introduction to the specific hydrogeological conditions in Montenegro and critical reflections on the impact of hydropower projects. It then reviews the vulnerability of river ecosystems, exploring potential genotoxic effects and water quality, and explaining typology and monitoring of these aspects, and particularly highlighting mollusk assemblages and monitoring of intermittent rivers. The closing chapters focus on the impact of river flooding and discuss controversial projects aiming to find an approach mutually acceptable to all stakeholders. Given its scope, the book is an indispensable resource for scientists in academia and the water industry, as well as for decision-makers in the field investigating the interactions between land and water, limnology and biota, and natural and cultural resources.
- The Rivers of Montenegro: Introductory Remarks
- The Hydrology and Hydrogeology of Montenegro
- The utilization of the hydropower potential of rivers in Montenegro
- Drainage basins of Montenegro under climate change
- The Change in the Water Chemistry of the Rivers of Montenegro over a 10-Year Period
- Impact of pollution on rivers in Montenegro - ecotoxicological perspective
- Microbiological Water Quality of Rivers in Montenegro
- The Biodiversity and Biogeographical Characteristics of the River Basins of Montenegro
- Vegetation in ravine habitats of Montenegro
- The Intermittent Rivers of South Montenegro: Ecology and Biomonitoring
- Application of Google Earth in mapping intermittent rivers of Montenegro
- Do Molluscs Assemblages Reflect River Typology: a case study of Montenegro
- The Rivers of Montenegro - from Conflicts to Science-based Management
Prof. Vladimir Pešić and Dr Momir Paunović are renowned ecologists with expertise in biodiversity research and ecology of freshwater habitats. Prof Andrey Kostianoy is Editor-in-Chief of HEC series in Springer and renowned expert in the fields of climate changes and remote sensing.