River Ecology and Management

Lessons from the Pacific Coastal Ecoregion

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Author: Robert Naiman,Robert E. Bilby,S. Kantor

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387952468

Category: Nature

Page: 705

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Today, with unprecedented demands on streams and rivers by an exponentially increasing human population, a basic ecological understanding of the structure and dynamics of running waters is essential for formulating sound management and policy decisions. The interface between the science and policy of natural resource management is illustrated by examples from the Pacific coastal ecoregion, including the protection of riparian forest, the marbled murrelet, salmon, and amphibians.

River Ecology and Management

Lessons from the Pacific Coastal Ecoregion

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Author: Robert J. Naiman

Publisher: Springer Verlag

ISBN: 9780387983233

Category: Science

Page: 705

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Touching all parts of the natural environment and nearly all aspects of human culture, streams and rivers act as centers of organization within landscapes. They provide natural resources such as fish and clean water, transportation, energy, diffusion of wastes, and recreation. Today, with unprecedented demands on streams and rivers by an exponentially increasing human population, a basic ecological understanding of the structure and dynamics of running waters is essential for formulating sound management and policy decisions. The vast Pacific coastal ecoregion of the United States contains an extraordinary array of physical settings and examples of the range of dynamics associated with rivers and their management. The interface between the science and policy of natural resource management is illustrated by examples from this ecoregion, including the protection of riparian forest, the marbled murrelet, salmon, and amphibians. River Ecology and Management: Lessons from the Pacific Coastal Ecoregion includes sections on the Physical Environment, the Biotic Environment, Ecosystem Processes, Management, and Recommendations for the Future. Specific topics include channel dynamics, hydrology, water quality, microbial processes, primary production, fish and wildlife, riparian forest dynamics, organic matter and trophic dynamics, biogeochemical cycling, maintaining biodiversity, monitoring and assessment, economic perspectives, legal considerations, and the role of non-governmental organizations in river management. "The wealth of science and literature in the book renders it a useful summary and reference for aquatic and watershed researchers, and most of the concepts and applications extend beyond the ecoregionA.The lessons to be learned from the history, conceptual paradigms, research findings, and management approaches presented in this book are many and varied." --Ecology

Riparia

Ecology, Conservation, and Management of Streamside Communities

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Author: Robert J. Naiman,Henri Decamps,Michael E. McClain

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080470689

Category: Science

Page: 448

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This book describes the underlying water conditions and geologies that support viable riparia, illustrates the ecological characteristics of riparia, and discusses how riparia are used by human cultures as well as how riparia can be used to sustain environmental quality. In recent years riparian management has been widely implemented as a means of improving fisheries, water quality, and habitat for endangered species. This book provides the basic knowledge necessary to implement successful, long-term management and rehabilitation programs. Treats riparian patterns & processes in a holistic perspective, from ecological components to societal activities Contains over 130 illustrations and photos that summarize this complex ecological system Synthesizes the information from more than 6,000 professional articles Sidebars provide a look into ongoing research that is at the frontiers of riparian ecology and management

River Channel Management

Towards sustainable catchment hydrosystems

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Author: Peter Downs,Ken Gregory

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134639104

Category: Science

Page: 408

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River Channel Management is the first book to deal comprehensively with recent revolutions in river channel management. It explores the multi-disciplinary nature of river channel management in relation to modern management techniques that bear the background of the entire drainage basin in mind, use channel restoration where appropriate, and are designed to be sustainable. River Channel Management is divided into five sections: ·The Introduction outlines the need for river channel management . ·Retrospective Review offers an overview of twentieth century engineering methods and the ways that river channel systems operate. ·Realisation explains how greater understanding of river channel adjustments, channel hazards and river basin planning created a context for twenty-first century management. ·Requirements for Management explains and examines environmental assessment, restoration-based approaches, and methods that work towards 'design with nature' ·Final Revision speculates about prospects for twenty-first century river channel management. River Channel Management is written for higher-level undergraduates and for postgraduates in geography, ecology, engineering, planning, geology and environmental science, for professionals involved in river channel management, and for staff in environmental agencies.

Hydrology and the Management of Watersheds

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Author: Kenneth N. Brooks,Peter F. Ffolliott,Joseph A. Magner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118459741

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 552

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This new edition is a major revision of the popular introductory reference on hydrology and watershed management principles, methods, and applications. The book's content and scope have been improved and condensed, with updated chapters on the management of forest, woodland, rangeland, agricultural urban, and mixed land use watersheds. Case studies and examples throughout the book show practical ways to use web sites and the Internet to acquire data, update methods and models, and apply the latest technologies to issues of land and water use and climate variability and change.

Strategies for restoring river ecosystems

sources of variability and uncertainty in natural and managed systems

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Author: R. C. Wissmar,Peter A. Bisson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781888569469

Category: Nature

Page: 276

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The redwood forest

history, ecology, and conservation of the coast redwoods

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Author: Reed F. Noss,Save-the-Redwoods League

Publisher: Island Pr

ISBN: 9781559637268

Category: Nature

Page: 339

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Evidence is mounting that redwood forests, like many other ecosystems, cannot survive as small, isolated fragments in human-altered landscapes. Such fragments lose their diversity over time and, in the case of redwoods, may even lose the ability to grow new, giant trees.The Redwood Forest, written in support of Save-the-Redwood League's master plan, provides scientific guidance for saving the redwood forest by bringing together in a single volume the latest insights from conservation biology along with new information from data-gathering techniques such as GIS and remote sensing. It presents the most current findings on the geologic and cultural history, natural history, ecology, management, and conservation of the flora and fauna of the redwood ecosystem. Leading experts -- including Todd Dawson, Bill Libby, John Sawyer, Steve Sillett, Dale Thornburgh, Hartwell Welch, and many others -- offer a comprehensive account of the redwoods ecosystem, with specific chapters examining: the history of the redwood lineage, from the Triassic Period to the present, along with the recent history of redwoods conservation life history, architecture, genetics, environmental relations, and disturbance regimes of redwoods terrestrial flora and fauna, communities, and ecosystems aquatic ecosystems landscape-scale conservation planning management alternatives relating to forestry, restoration, and recreation.The Redwood Forest offers a case study for ecosystem-level conservation and gives conservation organizations the information, technical tools, and broad perspective they need to evaluate redwood sites and landscapes for conservation. It contains the latest information from ground-breaking research on such topics as redwood canopy communities, the role of fog in sustaining redwood forests, and the function of redwood burls. It also presents sobering lessons from current research on the effects of forestry activities on the sensitive faunas of redwood forests and streams.The key to perpetuating the redwood forest is understanding how it functions; this book represents an important step in establishing such an understanding. It presents a significant body of knowledge in a single volume, and will be a vital resource for conservation scientists, land use planners, policymakers, and anyone involved with conservation of redwoods and other forests.

Proceedings

views from the ridge--considerations for planning at the landscape scale

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Author: Hermann Gucinski,Cynthia Louise Miner,Becky Bittner,Pacific Northwest Research Station (Portland, Or.),Western Forestry and Conservation Association (U.S.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 133

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General technical report PNW-GTR

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Author: Pacific Northwest Research Station (Portland, Or.).

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Forests and forestry

Page: N.A

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Forest Wildlife-habitat Relationships

Population and Community Responses to Forest Management

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Author: Stephen DeStefano,Robert G. Haight

Publisher: Western Heritage

ISBN: N.A

Category: Forest animals

Page: 275

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Fish Habitat Ecology and Conservation

The Fisheries Society of the British Isles Annual Symposium, Held in Bangor, U.K., 18-22 July 2005

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Author: R. N. Gibson,John F. Craig

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fishes

Page: 300

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Forest and Stream Management in the Oregon Coast Range

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Author: Stephen D. Hobbs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 276

View: 1620

This major volume presents a wealth of fundamental and applied research on managing Coast Range forest and stream ecosystems. Written primarily for managers and resource specialists, the book will also appeal to policymakers, resource scientists, forest landowners, the conservation community, and students interested in forestry, fisheries, and wildlife sciences.