An Integrative Scientific Approach to River Repair 2nd
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River Futures by Gary J. Brierley
Book DescriptionAcross much of the industrialized world, rivers that were physically transformed and ecologically ruined to facilitate industrial and agricultural development are now the focus of restoration and rehabilitation efforts. "River Futures" discusses the emergence of this new era of river repair and documents a biophysical framework for river science and management.The book provides a holistic overview of considerations that underpin the use of science in river management, emphasizing cross-disciplinary understanding that builds on a landscape template. This volume: frames the development of integrative river science and its application to river rehabilitation programs; develops a coherent set of guiding principles with which to approach integrative river science; considers the application of cross-disciplinary thinking in river rehabilitation experiences from around the world; and, examines the crossover between science and management, outlining issues that must be addressed to promote healthier river futures. It contains case studies which explore practical applications in different parts of the world, highlighting approaches to the use of integrative river science, measures of success, and steps that could be taken to improve performance in future efforts."River Futures" is a valuable resource for anyone involved in river restoration and management, including restorationists, scientists, managers, and policymakers, as well as undergraduate and graduate students.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781597261128
(254mm x 203mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 30-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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.
Geomorphology and River Management, Paperback (December 2004)» View all books by Gary J. Brierley
Outlines geomorphic considerations for river management and a set of procedures, termed the River Styles framework, which provides a set of tools for interpreting river character, behaviour, condition, and recovery potential. This book is intended for river practitioners, including students, technical officers, consultants, and academics.
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Author Biography - Gary J. Brierley
Gary Brierley is a professor in the School of Geography, Geology, and Environmental Science at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. Kirstie Fryirs is a lecturer in the Department of Physical Geography at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.
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