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Riverine Ecosystem Management

Science for Governing Towards a Sustainable Future

  • Published with Open Access
  • Provides many best-practice examples of sustainable river management
  • European-wide analyses plus case studies of other parts of the world

Part of the book series: Aquatic Ecology Series (AQEC, volume 8)

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Table of contents (29 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vii
  2. Challenges in Riverine Ecosystem Management

    • Jan Sendzimir, Stefan Schmutz
    Pages 1-16Open Access
  3. Human Impacts, Mitigation and Restoration

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 17-17
    2. River Morphology, Channelization, and Habitat Restoration

      • Severin Hohensinner, Christoph Hauer, Susanne Muhar
      Pages 41-65Open Access
    3. River Hydrology, Flow Alteration, and Environmental Flow

      • Bernhard Zeiringer, Carina Seliger, Franz Greimel, Stefan Schmutz
      Pages 67-89Open Access
    4. Hydropeaking Impacts and Mitigation

      • Franz Greimel, Lisa Schülting, Wolfram Graf, Elisabeth Bondar-Kunze, Stefan Auer, Bernhard Zeiringer et al.
      Pages 91-110Open Access
    5. Dams: Ecological Impacts and Management

      • Stefan Schmutz, Otto Moog
      Pages 111-127Open Access
    6. Aquatic Habitat Modeling in Running Waters

      • Andreas Melcher, Christoph Hauer, Bernhard Zeiringer
      Pages 129-149Open Access
    7. The Role of Sediment and Sediment Dynamics in the Aquatic Environment

      • Christoph Hauer, Patrick Leitner, Günther Unfer, Ulrich Pulg, Helmut Habersack, Wolfram Graf
      Pages 151-169Open Access
    8. River Connectivity, Habitat Fragmentation and Related Restoration Measures

      • Carina Seliger, Bernhard Zeiringer
      Pages 171-186Open Access
    9. Phosphorus and Nitrogen Dynamics in Riverine Systems: Human Impacts and Management Options

      • Gabriele Weigelhofer, Thomas Hein, Elisabeth Bondar-Kunze
      Pages 187-202Open Access
    10. Climate Change Impacts in Riverine Ecosystems

      • Florian Pletterbauer, Andreas Melcher, Wolfram Graf
      Pages 203-223Open Access
    11. Ecotoxicology

      • Ralf B. Schäfer, Mirco Bundschuh
      Pages 225-239Open Access
    12. Land Use

      • Clemens Trautwein, Florian Pletterbauer
      Pages 241-252Open Access
  4. Management, Methodologies, Governance

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 271-271
    2. Restoration in Integrated River Basin Management

      • Susanne Muhar, Jan Sendzimir, Mathias Jungwirth, Severin Hohensinner
      Pages 273-299Open Access
    3. Adaptive Management of Riverine Socio-ecological Systems

      • Jan Sendzimir, Piotr Magnuszewski, Lance Gunderson
      Pages 301-324Open Access

About this book

This open access book surveys the frontier of scientific river research and provides examples to guide management towards a sustainable future of riverine ecosystems. Principal structures and functions of the biogeosphere of rivers are explained; key threats are identified, and effective solutions for restoration and mitigation are provided.

Rivers are among the most threatened ecosystems of the world. They increasingly suffer from pollution, water abstraction, river channelisation and damming. Fundamental knowledge of ecosystem structure and function is necessary to understand how human acitivities interfere with natural processes and which interventions are feasible to rectify this.

Modern water legislation strives for sustainable water resource management and protection of important habitats and species. However, decision makers would benefit from more profound understanding of ecosystem degradation processes and of innovative methodologies and tools for efficient mitigation and restoration. The book provides best-practice examples of sustainable river management from on-site studies, European-wide analyses and case studies from other parts of the world. This book will be of interest to researchers in the field of aquatic ecology, river system functioning, conservation and restoration, to postgraduate students, to institutions involved in water management, and to water related industries.

Editors and Affiliations

  • BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Institute of Hydrobiology and Aquatic Ecosystem Management (IHG), Vienna, Austria

    Stefan Schmutz, Jan Sendzimir

Bibliographic Information

Buy it now

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Compact, lightweight edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
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  • Durable hardcover edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

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