Gravel Bed Rivers 6
From Process Understanding to River Restoration
- H. Habersack, University of National Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
- H. Piegay, UMR CNRS, Lyon, France
- M. Rinaldi, Universita di Firenze, Firenze, Italy
Based on the interdisciplinary approaches between earth science, engineering, physical geography, ecology and management, this text focuses on the theoretical questions, case-studies, challenges, and constraints taken from river restoration. It is illustrated with reports of new ground-breaking research covering spatial and temporal scales of physical processes in river catchments, coupling catchment and fluvial processes, grain dynamics and fluvial forms and on geo-ecology and restoration in mountain gravel-bed river environments. Each chapter includes discussions and comments providing experience and feedback from the fundamental research. This book covers scales of analysis for gravel-bed rivers, physics and modeling of processes at local and point scales, sediment delivery and storage, eco-geography and eco-hydraulics, and channel management and restoration.
Geologists, hydrologists, geochemists, geomorphologists, civil engineers, and restoration ecologists