The Riverine Ecosystem Synthesis

This book presents the most comprehensive model yet for describing the structure and functioning of running freshwater ecosystems. Riverine Ecosystems Synthesis (RES) is a result of combining several theories published in recent decades, dealing with aquatic and terrestrial systems. New analyses are fused with a variety of new perspectives on how river network ecosystems are structured and function, and how they change along longitudinal, lateral, and temporal dimensions. Among these novel perspectives is a dramatically new view of the role of hydrogeomorphic forces in forming functional process zones from headwaters to the mouths of great rivers. Designed as a useful tool for aquatic scientists worldwide whether they work on small streams or great rivers and in forested or semi-arid regions, this book will provide a means for scientists to understand the fundamental and applied aspects of rivers in general and includes a practical guide and protocols for analyzing individual rivers. Specific examples of rivers in at least four continents (Africa, Australia, Europe and North America) serve to illustrate the power and utility of the RES concept. Develops the classic, seminal article in River Research and Applications, "A Model of Biocomplexity in River Networks Across Space and Time" which introduced the RES concept for the first time A guide to the practical analysis of individual rivers, extending its use from pristine ecosystems to modern, human-modified rivers An essential aid both to the study fundamental and applied aspects of rivers, such as rehabilitation, management, monitoring, assessment, and flow manipulation of networks

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  • Author : James H. Thorp
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 232 pages
  • ISBN : 9780080888002
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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The Riverine Ecosystem Synthesis

The Riverine Ecosystem Synthesis
  • Author : James H. Thorp,Martin C. Thoms,Michael D. Delong
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 27 July 2010
GET THIS BOOKThe Riverine Ecosystem Synthesis

This book presents the most comprehensive model yet for describing the structure and functioning of running freshwater ecosystems. Riverine Ecosystems Synthesis (RES) is a result of combining several theories published in recent decades, dealing with aquatic and terrestrial systems. New analyses are fused with a variety of new perspectives on how river network ecosystems are structured and function, and how they change along longitudinal, lateral, and temporal dimensions. Among these novel perspectives is a dramatically new view of the role

Riverine Ecosystem Management

Riverine Ecosystem Management
  • Author : Stefan Schmutz,Jan Sendzimir
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 08 May 2018
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This open access book surveys the frontier of scientific river research and provides examples to guide management towards a sustainable future of riverine ecosystems. Principal structures and functions of the biogeosphere of rivers are explained; key threats are identified, and effective solutions for restoration and mitigation are provided. Rivers are among the most threatened ecosystems of the world. They increasingly suffer from pollution, water abstraction, river channelisation and damming. Fundamental knowledge of ecosystem structure and function is necessary to understand

Global Change and River Ecosystems - Implications for Structure, Function and Ecosystem Services

Global Change and River Ecosystems - Implications for Structure, Function and Ecosystem Services
  • Author : R. Jan Stevenson,Sergi Sabater
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 21 March 2015
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Rivers around the world are threatened by changes in land use, climate, hydrologic cycles, and biodiversity. Global changes in rivers include, but are not restricted to water flow interruptions, temperature increases, loss of hydrological connectivity, altered water residence times, changes in nutrient loads, increasing arrival of new chemicals, simplification of the physical structure of the systems, occurrence of invasive species, and biodiversity losses. All of them affect the structure and functioning of the river ecosystem, and thereby, their ecosystem services.

Sustaining River Ecosystems and Water Resources

Sustaining River Ecosystems and Water Resources
  • Author : Ellen Wohl
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 31 August 2017
GET THIS BOOKSustaining River Ecosystems and Water Resources

This work is designed to broaden the scope with which many people regard a river. Rivers are commonly regarded from a very simplistic perspective as conduits for downstream flows of water. In this context, it may be considered acceptable and necessary to engineer the channel to either facilitate such flows (e.g., channelization, levees) or limit flows and store water (e.g., water supply reservoirs, flood control). The book presents the concept of a river as a spatially and temporally

Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates

Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates
  • Author : James H. Thorp,D. Christopher Rogers
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 06 September 2014
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Readers familiar with the first three editions of Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates (edited by J.H. Thorp and A.P. Covich) will welcome the comprehensive revision and expansion of that trusted professional reference manual and educational textbook from a single North American tome into a developing multi-volume series covering inland water invertebrates of the world. The series entitled Thorp and Covich’s Freshwater Invertebrates (edited by J.H. Thorp) begins with the current Volume I: Ecology

Stream Ecology

Stream Ecology
  • Author : J. David Allan,María M. Castillo,Krista A. Capps
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 05 October 2020
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Stream Ecology: Structure and Function of Running Waters is designed to serve as a textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, and as a reference source for specialists in stream ecology and related fields. This Third Edition is thoroughly updated and expanded to incorporate significant advances in our understanding of environmental factors, biological interactions, and ecosystem processes, and how these vary with hydrological, geomorphological, and landscape setting. The broad diversity of running waters – from torrential mountain brooks, to large, lowland

Freshwater Fisheries Ecology

Freshwater Fisheries Ecology
  • Author : John F. Craig
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 12 January 2016
GET THIS BOOKFreshwater Fisheries Ecology

Inland fisheries are vital for the livelihoods and food resources of humans worldwide but their importance is underestimated, probably because large numbers of small, local operators are involved. Freshwater Fisheries Ecology defines what we have globally, what we are going to lose and mitigate for, and what, given the right tools, we can save. To estimate potential production, the dynamics of freshwater ecosystems (rivers, lakes and estuaries) need to be understood. These dynamics are diverse, as are the earths freshwater

Handbook of Drought and Water Scarcity

Handbook of Drought and Water Scarcity
  • Author : Saeid Eslamian,Faezeh A. Eslamian
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 20 July 2017
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This volume includes over 30 chapters, written by experts from around the world. It examines the environmental aspects of drought such as groundwater and soil contamination, river low-flow, urban water quality, and desertification. It also examines the effects of climate change and variability on drought, and discusses the differences in groundwater, rainfall, and temperatures and their related effects. It presents analytical modeling for better understanding drought in uncertain and changing climates.

River Futures

River Futures
  • Author : Gary J. Brierley,Kirstie A. Fryirs
  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Release : 26 September 2012
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Across 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 comprehensive biophysical framework for river science and management. The book considers what can be done to maximize prospects for improving river health while maintaining or enhancing the provision of ecosystem services over the next fifty to

Environmental Flows

Environmental Flows
  • Author : Angela Arthington
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 15 October 2012
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Environmental Flows describes the timing, quality, and quantity of water flows required to sustain freshwater and estuarine ecosystems and the human well-being and livelihoods that depend upon them. It answers crucial questions about the flow of water within and between different kinds of ecosystems. What happens when the flow or the availability of water is curtailed or diverted, either naturally or by human activity? How will climate change alter the availability of water and impact aquatic ecosystems? Methodological developments from

The Danube River Basin

The Danube River Basin
  • Author : Igor Liska
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 14 December 2015
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This volume offers a comprehensive review of the chemical, biological and hydromorphological quality of the Danube. The first part examines the chemical pollution of surface waters, focusing on organic compounds (with special emphasis given to EU WFD priority substances and Danube River Basin specific pollutants), heavy metals and nutrients. Attention is also given to pollution of groundwater and drinking water resources by hazardous substances and to radioactivity in the Danube. The second part highlights the biology and hydromorphology of the

River Basin Management

River Basin Management
  • Author : Daniel Bucur
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 10 August 2016
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Many of the challenges facing farmers and human communities from hydrographical basins are not new. But, due to the fact that the nature and extents of the problems vary from one region to another and from one basin to another, the responses are highly diversified. There is no generally valid solution for all the problems. However, in addressing issues on ensuring the prevention or mitigation of the destructive consequences of flood damage or prolonged drought as for the optimal use

Treatise on Water Science

Treatise on Water Science
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release : 01 September 2010
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Water quality and management are of great significance globally, as the demand for clean, potable water far exceeds the availability. Water science research brings together the natural and applied sciences, engineering, chemistry, law and policy, and economics, and the Treatise on Water Science seeks to unite these areas through contributions from a global team of author-experts. The 4-volume set examines topics in depth, with an emphasis on innovative research and technologies for those working in applied areas. Published in partnership

Hydroecology and Ecohydrology

Hydroecology and Ecohydrology
  • Author : Paul J. Wood,David M. Hannah,Jonathan P. Sadler
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 28 February 2008
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This state-of-the-art, research level text considers the growing volume of research at the interface of hydrology and ecology and focuses on: the evolution of hydroecology / ecohydrology process understanding hydroecological interactions, dynamics and linkages methodological approaches detailed case studies future research needs The editors and contributors are internationally recognised experts in hydrology and ecology from institutions across North America, South America, Australia, and Europe. Chapters provide a broad geographical coverage and bridge the traditional subject divide between hydrology and ecology. The