Chapter 15. Flow–Vegetation Interactions in Restored Floodplain Environments

  1. Paul J. Wood Senior Lecturer2,
  2. David M. Hannah Senior Lecturer3 and
  3. Jonathan P. Sadler Reader3
  1. Rachel Horn and
  2. Keith Richards

Published Online: 15 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470010198.ch15

Hydroecology and Ecohydrology: Past, Present and Future

Hydroecology and Ecohydrology: Past, Present and Future

How to Cite

Horn, R. and Richards, K. (2008) Flow–Vegetation Interactions in Restored Floodplain Environments, in Hydroecology and Ecohydrology: Past, Present and Future (eds P. J. Wood, D. M. Hannah and J. P. Sadler), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470010198.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Geography, Loughborough University, UK

  2. 3

    School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK

Author Information

  1. Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 11 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470010174

Online ISBN: 9780470010198

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Keywords:

  • Channels, riparian zones and floodplains;
  • fluctuating water and sediment inputs;
  • terrestrial and lotic systems;
  • nutrient and sediment retention;
  • floodwater storage, and pollution control;
  • straightening and dredging rivers;
  • bank and floodplain vegetation;
  • river and wetland environments;
  • channel and floodplain ecosystems functions;
  • aquatic macrophytes management

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Need for Ecohydraulics

  • The Basic Hydraulics of Flow–Vegetation Interaction

  • Drag Coefficients and Vegetation

  • Velocity, Velocity Profiles and Vegetation Character

  • Dimensionality: Flow Velocity in Compound Channels with Vegetation

  • Some Empirical Illustrations of Flow–Vegetation Interactions

  • Conclusions

  • References