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Rivers of Europe - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123694492, 9780080919089

Rivers of Europe

1st Edition

Authors: Klement Tockner Urs Uehlinger Christopher T. Robinson
eBook ISBN: 9780080919089
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123694492
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 24th December 2008
Page Count: 728
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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, Rivers of Europe 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.

Key Features

  • Coverage on more than 180 European rivers
  • Summarizes biological, ecological and biodiversity characteristics
  • Provides conservation managers with information to resolve conflicts between recreational use of rivers, their use as a water supply, and the need to conserve natural habitats
  • Data on river hydrology (maximum , minimum and average flow rates), seasonal variation in water flow
  • Numerous full-color photographs
  • Information on the underlying geology and its affect on river behaviour


River biologists/ecologists; Geographers; Hydrologists; Local, regional and governmental environmental, river & water resource managers

Table of Contents

Preface <BR id="CRLF"> Forward <BR id="CRLF">1. General Overview<BR id="CRLF">2. Volga River Basin<BR id="CRLF">3. Danube River Basin<BR id="CRLF">4. Iberian Rivers<BR id="CRLF">5. Continental Atlantic Rivers<BR id="CRLF">6. Rhine River Basin<BR id="CRLF">7. Rhone River Basin<BR id="CRLF">8. Rivers of the Fenno-Scandinavian Shield<BR id="CRLF">9. Arctic Rivers<BR id="CRLF">10. British and Irish Rivers<BR id="CRLF">11. Rivers of the Balkan<BR id="CRLF">12. Italian Rivers<BR id="CRLF">13. Western Steppic Rivers<BR id="CRLF">14. Rivers of the Central Highlands and <BR id="CRLF"> Plains<BR id="CRLF">15. Rivers of the Boreal Uplands<BR id="CRLF">16. Baltic and Eastern Continental Rivers<BR id="CRLF">17. Rivers of Anatolia and the Caucasus<BR id="CRLF">18. Ural River Basin<BR id="CRLF">19. Perspectives


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About the Authors

Klement Tockner

Professor Tockner received a PhD from the University of Vienna. He has special expertise on freshwater biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, and river and wetland restoration and management. He has published about 250 scientific papers including more than 180 ISI papers. Klement Tockner has successfully managed large inter- and transdisciplinary projects such as the EC-funded project BioFresh on freshwater biodiversity. He is member of several scientific committees and advisory boards, and elected member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Germany Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director General of the Senckenberg Society for Nature Research and professor for Ecosystem Sciences at Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Urs Uehlinger

Christopher T. Robinson

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Limnology, EAWAG (Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology) and ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)


"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

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