This book outlines a generic set of procedures, termed the River Styles Framework, which provides a set of tools for interpreting river character, behavior, condition, and recovery potential. Applications of the framework generate a coherent package of geomorphic information, providing a physical template for river rehabilitation activities.
management and restoration of rivers is a rapidly growing topic for environmental scientists, geologists and ecologists - this book provides a learning tool with which to approach geomorphic applications to river management
describes the essential geomorphological principles underlying river behaviour and evolution
demonstrates how the River Styles Framework can turn geomorphic theory into practice, to develop workable strategies for restoration and management
based on real case studies and authors extensive experience
applicable to river systems worldwide
synthesises fluvial geomorphology, ecology and management
Gary Brierley has worked on river systems in various parts of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Japan, North America, and Australasia. He completed undergraduate work in the UK, postgraduate work in Canada, and postdoctoral work in Australia. Kirstie Fryirs has worked on various river systems in Australia. Her PhD developed a framework for assessing geomorphic river condition and recovery potential. Gary and Kirstie are codevelopers of the River Styles framework and the River Styles short course.
Preface. Acknowledgments. Chapter 1 Introduction. Part I: The Geoecological Basis for River Management. Chapter 2 Spatial considerations in aquatic ecosystem management. Chapter 3 Temporal considerations in aquatic ecosystems management. Part II: Geomorphic Considerations for River Management. Chapter 4 River character. Chapter 5 River behavior. Chapter 6 River change. Chapter 7 Geomorphic responses of rivers to human disturbance. Part III: The River Styles Framework. Chapter 8 Overview of the river styles framework and practical considerations for its application. Chapter 9 Stage one of the river styles framework: catchment-wide baseline survey of river character and behavior. Chapter 10 Stage two of the river styles framework: catchment-framed assessment of river evolution and geomorphic condition. Chapter 11 Stage three of the river styles framework: prediction of likely future river condition based on analysis of recovery potential. Chapter 12 Stage four of the rivers styles framework: implications for river management. Chapter 13 Putting geomorphic principles into practice. References. Index