Geomorphology and River Management
Applications of the River Styles Framework
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Geomorphology and River Management by Gary J. Brierley
Book DescriptionRivers show a remarkable diversity of character and behaviour in any catchment. Human activities have impacted profoundly on the inherent variability in patterns and rates of river adjustment, altering what rivers look like, how they behave, and the structure and function of aquatic ecosystems. This book outlines geomorphic considerations for river management and a generic set of procedures, termed the River Styles framework, which provides a set of tools for interpreting river character, behaviour, condition, and recovery potential. River management programs that 'work with nature' must respect the inherent diversity and behavioural regime of aquatic ecosystems. Each catchment should be managed in its own right, recognizing the patterns and connectivity of river forms and processes, as shaped by the configuration of the system and responses to disturbance events.Applications of the River Styles framework generate a coherent package of geomorphic information that provides a physical template for river rehabilitation activities. This book is essential reading for a wide range of river practitioners, including students, technical officers, consultants, and academics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405115162
(249mm x 190mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gary J. Brierley
Geomorphic Analysis of River Systems, Paperback (November 2012)
This book covers concepts and principles in fluvial geomorphology. The authors focus on developing mastery skills for "reading the landscape. " This text provides a learning tool that documents a way of seeing and thinking about river forms and processes.
River Futures, Hardback (June 2008)» View all books by Gary J. Brierley
Offers an overview of considerations that underpin the use of science in river management, emphasizing cross-disciplinary understanding that builds on a landscape template. This volume contains case studies which explore practical applications in different parts of the world, highlighting approaches to the use of integrative river science.
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Author Biography - Gary J. Brierley
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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