Changing River Channels (Hardcover)

Changing River Channels By A. M. Gurnell (Editor), Geoffrey E. Petts (Editor) Cover Image

Changing River Channels (Hardcover)

By A. M. Gurnell (Editor), Geoffrey E. Petts (Editor)


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Changing River Channels is intended for all those with an interest in the dynamics of river channels and their management. Contributions are drawn from both the academic and river management communities and these provide perspectives based upon British, European and North American examples. The chapters are organised into four sections which consider the magnitude and dimensions of river channel adjustments over different timescales; the processes which influence those adjustments, focussing particularly upon the roles of sediment transport and storage, and of vegetation; the information sources that are available for assessing the degree and nature of change; and finally, perspectives on the management of changing river channels. This volume is one of two companion edited books to mark the contributions of Professors K.J. Gregory and D. E. Walling to research on drainage basin form and processes. Each presents a balanced range of contributions written by research colleagues and students.

A. M. Gurnell, Professor of Physical Geography. Her research interests are at the interface between hydrology, geomorphology and plant ecology, with particular emphasis on the morphodynamics and sustainable management of rivers and their margins. Her current research is pursuing three main research themes: (i) interactions between vegetation and fluvial processes; (ii) the hydroecological characteristics of urban rivers; (iii) improving the science underpinning river restoration.
Product Details ISBN: 9780471957270
ISBN-10: 0471957275
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: December 4th, 1995
Pages: 460
Language: English