River Restoration: Managing the Uncertainty in Restoring Physical Habitat

River Restoration: Managing the Uncertainty in Restoring Physical Habitat

Editor(s): Stephen Darby, David Sear

Published Online: 2 APR 2008

Print ISBN: 9780470867068

Online ISBN: 9780470867082

DOI: 10.1002/9780470867082

About this Book

River restoration projects are designed to recreate functional characteristics within a context of physical stability. They tend to focus on the development and application of geomorphic principles for river restoration design. Due to different models obtaining different results on the same problem, incomplete or absent data, and climatic/social/cultural changes, the designers and managers of such projects frequently face high levels of uncertainty.
This book will provide a systematic overview of the issues involved in minimizing and coping with uncertainty in river restoration projects. A series of thematic sections will be used to define the various sources of uncertainty in restoration projects and how these show at different points in the life cycle (design, construction and post-construction phases) of restoration projects. The structure of the book will offer a rational theoretical analysis of the problem while providing practical guidance in managing the different sources of uncertainty. A wide range of case studies will be included from Europe, North America and Australasia

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Introduction: The Nature and Significance of Uncertainty in River Restoration

    1. Chapter 1

      Uncertainty in River Restoration (pages 1–13)

      Professor John Lemons and Professor Reginald Victor

    2. Chapter 3

      The Scope of Uncertainties in River Restoration (pages 21–39)

      Professor Joseph M. Wheaton, Dr Stephen E. Darby and Professor David A. Sear

  2. Part II: Planning and Designing Restoration Projects

    1. Chapter 6

      Uncertainty in Riparian and Floodplain Restoration (pages 79–104)

      Dr Francine M. R. Hughes, Dr Timothy Moss and Professor Keith S. Richards

    2. Chapter 8

      Uncertainty Surrounding the Ecological Targets and Response of River and Stream Restoration (pages 139–163)

      Dr Martin R. Perrow, Eleanor R. Skeate, David Leeming, Dr Judy England and Mark L. Tomlinson

  3. Part III: The Construction and Post-Construction Phases

    1. Chapter 11

      Methods for Evaluating the Geomorphological Performance of Naturalized Rivers: Examples from the Chicago Metropolitan Area (pages 209–228)

      Professor Bruce L. Rhoads, Professor Marcelo H. Garcia, Dr Jose Rodriguez, Professor Fabian Bombardelli, Jorge Abad and Dr Melinda Daniels

  4. Part IV: Uncertainty and Sustainability: Restoration in the Long Term

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