Geomorphology and river management : applications of the river styles framework / Gary J. Brierley and Kirstie A. Fryirs
- SPATIAL CONSIDERATIONS IN AQUATIC ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT: Spatial scales of analysis in aquatic geoecology: a nested hierarchical approach -- Use of geomorphology as an integrative physical template for river management activities -- Working with linkages of biophysical processes -- Respect diversity -- TEMPORAL CONSIDERATIONS IN AQUATIC ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT: Working with river change -- Timescales of river adjustment -- Interpreting controls on river character and behavior -- Predicting the future in fluvial geomorphology --, RIVER CHARACTER: Channel bed morphology -- Bank morphology -- Channel morphology: Putting the bed and banks together -- Channel size -- Floodplain forms and processes -- Channel planform -- Valley confinement as a determinant of river morphology -- RIVER BEHAVIOR: Ways in which rivers can adjust: The natural capacity for adjustment -- Construction of the river evolution diagram -- Bed mobility and bedform development -- Adjustments to channel shape -- Interpreting channel behavior through analysis of insteam geomorphic units -- Adjustments to channel position on the valley floor -- Use of geomorphic units as a unifying attribute to assess river behavior -- Synthesis -- RIVER CHANGE: Framing river evolution in context of Late Quaternary climate change -- The nature of river change -- Framing river change on the river evolution diagram -- The spatial distribution of river change -- Temporal perspectives of river change -- Appraising system vulnerability to change -- GEOMORPHIC RESPONSES OF RIVERS TO HUMAN DISTURBANCE: Direct human-induced changes to river forms and processes -- Indirect river responses to human disturbance -- Spatial and temporal variability of human impacts on rivers -- (Ir)reversibility and the river evolution diagram revisited --, and OVERVIEW OF THE RIVER STYLES FRAMEWORK AND PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR ITS APPLICATION: Moves towards a more integrative river classification scheme -- What is the River Styles framework? -- Scale and resolution in practical application of the River Styles framework -- Reservations in use of the River Styles framework -- STAGE ONE OF THE RIVER STYLES FRAMEWORK: CATCHMENT-WIDE BASELINE SURVEY OF RIVER CHARACTER AND BEHAVIOR: Stage One, Step One: regional and catchment setting analyses -- Stage One, Step Two: definition and interpretation of River Styles -- Stage One, Step Three: assess controls on the character, behavior, and downstream patterns of River Styles -- Overview of Stage One of the River Styles framework -- STAGE TWO OF THE RIVER STYLES FRAMEWORK: CATCHMENT-FRAMED ASSESSMENT OF RIVER EVOLUTION AND GEOMORPHIC CONDITION: Stage Two, Step One: determine the capacity for adjustment of the River Style -- Stage Two, Step Two: interpret river evolution to assess whether irreversible geomorphic change has occurred and identify an appropriate reference condition -- Stage Two, Step Three: interpret and explain the geomorphic condition of the reach -- Products of Stage Two of the River Styles framework -- STAGE THREE OF THE RIVER STYLES FRAMEWORK: PREDICTION OF LIKELY FUTURE RIVER CONDITION BASED ON ANALYSIS OF RECOVERY POTENTIAL: Stage Three, Step One: determine the trajectory of change -- Stage Three, Step Two: assess river recovery potential: Place reaches in their catchment context and assess limiting factors to recovery -- Products of Stage Three of the River Styles framework -- STAGE FOUR OF THE RIVERS STYLES FRAMEWORK: IMPLICATIONS FOR RIVER MANAGEMENT: Stage Four, Step One: develop a catchment-framed physical vision -- Stage Four, Step Two: identify target conditions for river rehabilitation and determine the level of intervention required -- Stage Four, Step Three: prioritize efforts based on geomorphic condition and recovery potential -- Stage Four, Step Four: monitor and audit improvement in geomorphic river condition -- Products of Stage Four of the River Styles framework -- PUTTING GEOMORPHIC PRINCIPLES INTO PRACTICE: Geomorphology and environmental science -- Geomorphology and river management: Reading the landscape to develop practices that work with river diversity and dynamism -- The river management arena -- Use of the River Styles framework in geomorphology and river management.
- 1405115165 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -386) and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- UP-PAT copy: Purchased with funds from the Paterno Libraries Endowment; 20056.
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