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Main Title Sustaining river ecosystems and water resources /
Author Wohl, Ellen E.,
Publisher Springer,
Year Published 2018
OCLC Number 1026739684
ISBN 9783319651231; 3319651234
Subjects Stream ecology. ; Freshwater ecology. ; Stream conservation. ; Ecosystem management. ; Environmental management. ; Sustainability.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  QH541.5.S7W64 2018 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 08/20/2019
Collation viii, 151 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Introduction -- Rivers as ecosystems -- Human alteration of rivers -- Toward sustainable rivers and water resources. "The basic objectives of this book are twofold. First, the book provides an overview of rivers as ecosystems that exist within the greater landscape of a watershed or drainage basin. Second, the book explores the management implications of conceptualizing rivers as ecosystems rather than simply as channels to convey water downstream. If rivers are viewed solely as conduits for water, then management can be designed to maximize delivery of specified quantities of water at specified times via intensive engineering and flow regulation. If rivers are viewed as ecosystems, then management must be designed to include other outcomes such as maintenance of physical diversity, connectivity, and biodiversity within rivers. Since the final decade of the twentieth century, river management has increasingly emphasized aspects such as diversity and connectivity. This book reviews scientific understanding of rivers relevant to the shifting emphases in river management and suggests pathways to sustain this management shift"--Page 1.