Interdisciplinary Approaches

Author: Susan B. Marriott,Jan Alexander,Geological Society of London,R. Hey

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 9781862390508

Category: Science

Page: 330

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Processes and Management for Ecosystem Services

Author: Jeffrey J. Opperman,Peter B. Moyle,Joan L. Florsheim,Eric W. Larsen,Amber D. Manfree

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520293061

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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"Floodplains provides an overview of floodplains and their management in temperate regions. It synthesizes decades of research on floodplain ecosystems, explaining hydrologic, geomorphic and ecological processes and how these processes can provide a range of benefits to society under appropriate management. Due to the widespread alteration of temperate floodplains, these benefits are often not realized. Drawing on the framework of reconciliation ecology, the authors explore how new concepts for floodplain ecosystem restoration and management can provide a broader range of benefits to society, ranging from healthy fish populations to flood-risk reduction. Case studies from California's Central Valley and elsewhere in temperate regions show how innovative management approaches are reshaping rivers and floodplains around the world."--Provided by publisher.
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Catchment Dynamics and River Processes

Author: C. Garcia,R.J. Batalla

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780444520845

Category: Science

Page: 226

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Catchment dynamics in a Mediterranean mountain environment : the Vallcebre research basins (southeastern Pyrenees) 1, Hydrology / Francesc Gallart, Jérôme Latron and Pilar Llorens -- Catchment dynamics in a Mediterranean mountain environment : the Vallcebre research basins (southeastern Pyrenees) 2, Temporal and spatial dynamics of erosion and stream sediment transport / Francesc Gallart, J. Carles Balasch, David Regüés, Montse Soler and Xavier Castelltort -- Patterns and thresholds of runoff generation and sediment transport on some Mediterranean hillslopes / Adolfo Calvo-Cases, Carolina Boix-Fayos and Eva Arnau-Rosalen -- Repeated patterns of Quaternary discontinuous gullying at El Tormillo, Ebro Basin, Spain / Adrian M. Harvey and Mateo Gutiérrez-Elorza / The influence of soil saturation on the stability of abandoned agricultural hillslope terraces under Mediterranean climatic conditions / Ali Zgaier and Moshe Inbar -- The long-term effects on soil properties from a forest fire of v ...
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Geology

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Habitat conservation

managing the physical environment

Author: Andrew Warren,Jon R. French,Jonathan French

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: 9780471984986

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 356

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Habitat Conservation examines the relationship between habitat and ecosystem dynamics. Over the last decade scientists have made advances in their understanding of this relationship and this has had major impacts on their approach to nature conservation management. In many habitats conservation management needs to take into account the physical dynamic processes such as the impact of air, soil and water as well as the biological processes. Covering habitats ranging from mountains to floodplains to coastal dunes and rivers this text discusses: * how the biological and physical processes interact in each habitat * explores the current and future impact of global warming and sea-level rise and; * uses case studies to demonstrate how different habitats can be naturally managed and restored. Written by geomorphologists, hydrologists, climatologists and limnologists this is a fundamental text for masters and undergraduate students studying nature conservation, habitat ecology and environmental management. It will also be essential reading for all conservationists, environmental consultants, managers and engineers.
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Excavations at Whitemoor Haye Quarry, Staffordshire, 2000-2004

A Prehistoric and Romano-British Landscape

Author: Mark Hewson

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: 9781407300054

Category: Social Science

Page: 143

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In 1997 the author excavated a shipwreck in the north-western reaches of the Java Sea, Indonesia. It became known as the Intan Wreck due to its close proximity to the Intan Oil Field. The wreck has been dated early to mid-10th century through Chinese coin dates, stylistic analysis of ceramics, and radiocarbon dating. While the structure of the shipwreck has all but disappeared, enough fragments remained for timber identification and a glimpse at construction techniques. These clues, together with cargo types and wreck location, strongly indicate an Indonesian ship of lashed-lug construction. From cargo distribution the Intan ship may have been as long as 30 m. The abundance of surviving cargo stands in stark contrast to the fragmentary hull remains. A total of 6,154 non-ceramic artefacts and 7,309 ceramic artefacts were logged over the course of the excavation. Materials are as diverse as bronze, lead, silver, iron, tin, gold, glass, ceramic, stone, and organics. Origins are as far afield as China, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Middle East. Such diversity is a clear indication of entrepot trade, the most likely port of lading being the Srivijayan capital, Palembang. Considering the wreck location and the large base metal component, the Intan ship could only have been bound for metal deficient Java.
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River Flow ...

Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics

Author: D. Bousmar,Massimo Greco,Armando Carravetta,INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FLUVIAL HYDR,Y. Zech

Publisher: Taylor & Francis


Category: Streamflow

Page: N.A

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The Flooded Forest

Guidance for Policy Makers and River Managers in Europe on the Restoration of Floodplain Forests

Author: Francine Hughes

Publisher: N.A


Category: Floodplain forestry

Page: 90

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Geodinamica acta

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Geodynamics

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Forêts alluviales d'Europe : Écologie, biogéographie, valeur intrinsèque


Publisher: Lavoisier

ISBN: 2743016760


Page: 432

View: 5746

Mieux connaître le fonctionnement et la valeur intrinsèque des forêts alluviales d'Europe est essentiel pour aider les scientifiques, les naturalistes, les gestionnaires et les décideurs politiques à les préserver dans leur intégralité. L'enjeu est donc à la fois écologique et économique. Si la connaissance des grands fleuves a beaucoup progressé, il n'en reste pas moins que les forêts riveraines sont souvent négligées ou considérées pour leur seule valeur économique. Or, ces écosystèmes restent parmi les plus complexes et les plus riches en espèces de l'Europe, et leur renouvellement dépend étroitement du système pulsé du fleuve. Cet ouvrage est une synthèse des connaissances actuelles sur les forêts alluviales, largement illustré de photos et de schémas. Il s'adresse aux étudiants, aux chercheurs, aux enseignants, aux gestionnaires d'espaces naturels alluviaux, aux associations de protection de la nature et plus généralement à un public désireux de comprendre des écosystèmes exceptionnels.
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Applied fluvial geomorphology for river engineering and management

Author: Colin R. Thorne,Richard David Hey,Malcolm David Newson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc


Category: Science

Page: 376

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This invaluable overview of fluvial geomorphology provides river engineers and managers, who may lack specialist training, with useful insights into, and understanding of, natural channel forms and fluvial processes.Such information is a pre-requisite for carrying out environmental impact assessments and for developing environmentally sensitive design and management procedures to preserve riverine environments and restore degraded ones. Designing with nature is preferable to imposing hard engineering solutions as it sustains natural biodiversity and minimises costs. This book will also be a very useful teaching aid for students, both under- and post-graduate, studying civil engineering, environmental management or sciences, or geography who are looking to have a wider knowledge of new approaches to the subject.Geomorphology requires the collection and consideration of a wide range of data, mostly field based but also including historical information such as archive documents and maps, which are outside the experience of most river engineers and managers. These data enable the current condition of the river to be explained, both locally and within the catchment, and establish historical changes and future trends. In addition, process studies have now identified many of the mechanisms controlling river moprhology which underpin the development of soft, bio-engineering, design procedures. The book incorporates material on methods and techniques of data collection, analysis and interpretation, making extensive use of case studies throughout.Thus the experienced authors go some way towards demystifying applied fluvial geomorphology by demonstrating that, while there is still an element of judgement, major contributions to geomorphic understanding usually come from the careful assemblage and objective analysis of all available data and information.
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Environment & Planning A.

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: City planning

Page: N.A

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Strömungsmechanik nichtnewtonscher Fluide

Author: Gert Böhme

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322801403

Category: Science

Page: 352

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Die Grundlagen und Methoden, die zur theoretischen Modellierung und zur Analyse von Strömungsvorgängen mit nicht-newtonschen Fluiden erforderlich sind, werden in diesem Lehrbuch vorgestellt. Zunächst werden die kinematischen, die kontinuumsmechanischen und die stofflichen Grundlagen ausführlich erläutert. Die Anwendung des Basiswissens erfolgt exemplarisch anhand ausgewählter Strömungsvorgänge, die maßgeblich von den nichtlinearen Fließeigenschaften, von den Normalspannungsdifferenzen oder vom Gedächtnis der Flüssigkeiten beeinflusst werden. Dabei haben sich die Inhalte, die Schwerpunkte und die Beispiele gegenüber der ersten Auflage wesentlich geändert. Erstmalig in einem deutschsprachigen Lehrbuch werden auch die Grundzüge einer numerischen Strömungssimulation unter Berücksichtigung komplexer rheologischer Stoffmodelle behandelt.
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revue du Groupe français de géomorphologie

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Geomorphology

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