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Linking ecosystem services, rehabilitation and river hydrogeomorphology

Citation:

THORP, J., J. E. FLOTEMERSCH, M. D. Delong, A. F. Casper, M. C. Thoms, F. Ballantyne, B. S. Williams, B. J. O'Neill, AND C. Haase. Linking ecosystem services, rehabilitation and river hydrogeomorphology. BIOSCIENCE. American Institute of Biological Sciences, 60(1):67-74, (2010).

Description:

Assignment of values for natural ecological benefits and anthropocentric ecosystem services in riverine landscapes has been problematic, because a firm scientific basis linking these to the river's physical structure has been absent. We highlight some inherent problems in this process and suggest possible solutions on the basis of the hydrogeomorphic classification of rivers.

Purpose/Objective:

We suggest this link can be useful in fair asset trading (mitigation and offsets), selection of sites of rehabilitation, cost/benefit decisions on incremental steps in restoring ecological functions, and general protection of rivers.

URLs/Downloads:

JFLOTEMERSCH RIVERINE ECOSYSTEM SERV JA 2010.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 168 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Start Date: 01/01/2010
Completion Date: 01/01/2010
Record Last Revised: 10/26/2011
Record Created: 08/20/2010
Record Released: 08/20/2010
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 227445

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LAB

ECOLOGICAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH DIVISION

ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH BRANCH

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