Assessing the Ecological Integrity of Running Waters Proceedings of the International Conference, held in Vienna, Austria, 9–11 November 1998

The assessment of the ecological integrity of running waters is a prerequisite to an understanding of the effects of human alterations. The evaluation of degradation processes provides key information on how to avoid further negative impacts. The success of future conservation, mitigation and restor...

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Main Author: Jungwirth, M.
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Muhar, S. (Editor), Schmutz, S. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2000, 2000
Series:Developments in Hydrobiology
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:The assessment of the ecological integrity of running waters is a prerequisite to an understanding of the effects of human alterations. The evaluation of degradation processes provides key information on how to avoid further negative impacts. The success of future conservation, mitigation and restoration activities will rely on sound assessment methodologies and their ecological relevance and applicability. Assessment methodologies are therefore an integral part of sustainable river management. This book synthesizes and discusses state-of-the-art experiences in assessment methodologies. Including the latest knowledge on structures, processes and functions of running waters as a fundamental basis for developing adequate assessment methods, the book focuses on method development, application, and in particular on integrated assessment methods. This book is directed at scientists and managers with the aim of more effective preservation, restoration and maintenance of the ecological integrity of running water ecosystems
Physical Description:XXI, 487 p online resource
ISBN:9789401141642