Chapter 18. Hydroecology of Alpine Rivers

  1. Paul J. Wood Senior Lecturer3,
  2. David M. Hannah Senior Lecturer4 and
  3. Jonathan P. Sadler Reader4
  1. Lee E. Brown1,
  2. Alexander M. Milner2,4 and
  3. David M. Hannah4

Published Online: 15 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470010198.ch18

Hydroecology and Ecohydrology: Past, Present and Future

Hydroecology and Ecohydrology: Past, Present and Future

How to Cite

Brown, L. E., Milner, A. M. and Hannah, D. M. (2008) Hydroecology of Alpine Rivers, 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.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Geography, Loughborough University, UK

  2. 4

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Geography, University of Leeds, UK

  2. 2

    Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska, USA

  3. 4

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

  • soils and prostrate vegetation;
  • alpine river systems;
  • glacial icemelt, snowmelt, and groundwater;
  • biotic community structure determinant;
  • habitat harshness – ecosystem diversity curves;
  • alpine river basins;
  • water source–physicochemical properties–biota relationships;
  • alpine water source dynamics overview;
  • water source and river physicochemical characteristics;
  • large-scale atmospheric circulation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Water Sources Dynamics in Alpine River Systems

  • Physicochemical Properties of Alpine Rivers

  • Biota of Alpine Rivers

  • Towards an Integrated Hydroecological Understanding of Alpine River Systems

  • Conclusions and Future Research Directions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References