Chapter 21. The Ecological Significance of Hydraulic Retention Zones

  1. Paul J. Wood Senior Lecturer2,
  2. David M. Hannah Senior Lecturer3 and
  3. Jonathan P. Sadler Reader3
  1. Friedrich Schiemer and
  2. Thomas Hein

Published Online: 15 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470010198.ch21

Hydroecology and Ecohydrology: Past, Present and Future

Hydroecology and Ecohydrology: Past, Present and Future

How to Cite

Schiemer, F. and Hein, T. (2008) The Ecological Significance of Hydraulic Retention Zones, 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.ch21

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 Limnology and Hydrobotany, University of Vienna, Austria

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:

  • physiographic habitat conditions and biotic interactions;
  • geomorphology and patch dynamics;
  • inshore sinuosity;
  • potamoplankton development;
  • Inshore sinuosity and retentiveness;
  • retention, hydraulics and physiographic conditions;
  • hyporheic zone and groundwater;
  • geohydrodynamic patterns and sedimentation;
  • groyne fields;
  • temperature and current velocity pattern

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Geomorphology and Patch Dynamics Creating Retention Zones

  • Retention, Hydraulics and Physiographic Conditions

  • Habitat Conditions for Characteristic Biota

  • Retention and Water Column Processes

  • The Significance of Retention Zones for the River Network

  • Implications for River Management

  • References