Rivers of Europe


  • Klement Tockner
  • Urs Uehlinger
  • Christopher T. Robinson, Department of Limnology, EAWAG (Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology) and ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)

Based on the bestselling book, Rivers of North America, this new guide stands as the only primary source of complete and comparative baseline data on the biological and hydrological characteristics of more than 180 of the highest profile rivers in Europe. With numerous full-color photographs and maps, this book includes conservation information on current patterns of river use and the extent to which human society has exploited and impacted them. Rivers of Europe provides the information ecologists and conservation managers need to better assess their management and meet the EU legislative good governance targets.
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River biologists/ecologists; Geographers; Hydrologists; Local, regional and governmental environmental, river & water resource managers


Book information

  • Published: December 2008
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-369449-2


"This outstanding reference contains an enormous amount of information on characterizing and synthesizing natural features of European rivers and their catchments. Topics in this book include land use, climate hydrology, biodiversity, and environmental issues, such as pollution, fragmentation by dams, introduction of non-native species, and loss of biodiversity…I recommend this book highly to anyone interested in rivers."--Journal of the North American Benthological Society, October 2010, page 1527-9

Table of Contents

Preface Forward 1. General Overview2. Volga River Basin3. Danube River Basin4. Iberian Rivers5. Continental Atlantic Rivers6. Rhine River Basin7. Rhone River Basin8. Rivers of the Fenno-Scandinavian Shield9. Arctic Rivers10. British and Irish Rivers11. Rivers of the Balkan12. Italian Rivers13. Western Steppic Rivers14. Rivers of the Central Highlands and Plains15. Rivers of the Boreal Uplands16. Baltic and Eastern Continental Rivers17. Rivers of Anatolia and the Caucasus18. Ural River Basin19. Perspectives