Intermittent Rivers And Ephemeral Streams: Ecology And Management by Thibault Datry

Intermittent Rivers And Ephemeral Streams: Ecology And Management

byThibault DatryEditorNúria Bonada, Andrew J. Boulton

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Intermittent Rivers and Ephemeral Streams: Ecology and Management takes an internationally broad approach, seeking to compare and contrast findings across multiple continents, climates, flow regimes, and land uses to provide a complete and integrated perspective on the ecology of these ecosystems. Coupled with this, users will find a discussion of management approaches applicable in different regions that are illustrated with relevant case studies. In a readable and technically accurate style, the book utilizes logically framed chapters authored by experts in the field, allowing managers and policymakers to readily grasp ecological concepts and their application to specific situations. Provides an up-to-date syntheses of research findings and management strategies using international examples Explores themes and parallels across diverse sub-disciplines in ecology and water resource management utilizing a multidisciplinary and integrative approach Reveals the relevance of this scientific understanding to managers and policymakers

About The Author

Dr Thibault Datry works at IRSTEA (National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture) in Lyon, France. His research focuses on the ecology of rivers and hyporheic zones, with particular emphasis on intermittent rivers. In the past 10 years, he has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers on stream and ...

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Title:Intermittent Rivers And Ephemeral Streams: Ecology And ManagementFormat:PaperbackDimensions:620 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:July 28, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128038357

ISBN - 13:9780128038352

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Table of Contents

1. General Introduction

2. Physical Features and Processes

2.1 Geomorphology and sediment regimes of intermittent rivers

2.2 Flow regimes of intermittent rivers

2.3 Hydrological gradients in intermittent rivers

3. Chemical Features and Processes

3.1 Water physicochemistry in intermittent rivers

3.2 Nutrient and organic matter dynamics in intermittent rivers

3.3 Biogeochemical processes and microbial communities in intermittent rivers

4. Ecological Features and Processes

4.1 The biota of intermittent rivers: bacteria, fungi and protozoans

4.2 The biota of intermittent rivers: algae and vascular plants

4.3 The biota of intermittent rivers: aquatic invertebrates

4.4 The biota of intermittent rivers: terrestrial and semi-aquatic invertebrates

4.5 The biota of intermittent rivers: fishes

4.6 The biota of intermittent rivers: amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals

4.7 Food webs and trophic interactions in intermittent rivers

4.8 Dispersal, recolonization and desiccation-resistance in intermittent rivers

4.9 Habitat fragmentation, metapopulation and metacommunity dynamics in intermittent rivers

4.10 Genetic, evolutionary and biogeographical processes in intermittent rivers

4.11 Conceptual models of functional organization and ecosystem processes in intermittent rivers

5. Threats and Management

5.1 Anthropogenic threats to intermittent rivers

5.2 Ecosystem values and societal perceptions of intermittent rivers

5.3. Legal status of intermittent rivers

5.4 Strategic adaptive management of intermittent rivers

6. General Conclusions