16. Streams Past and Future: Fluvial Responses to Rapid Environmental Change in the Context of Historical Variation

  1. John A. Wiens4,5,
  2. Gregory D. Hayward6,7,
  3. Hugh D. Safford8,9 and
  4. Catherine M. Giffen10
  1. Daniel A. Auerbach1,2,
  2. N. Leroy Poff1,2,
  3. Ryan R. McShane1,2,
  4. David M. Merritt3,
  5. Matthew I. Pyne1,2 and
  6. Thomas K. Wilding1

Published Online: 8 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118329726.ch16

Historical Environmental Variation in Conservation and Natural Resource Management

Historical Environmental Variation in Conservation and Natural Resource Management

How to Cite

Auerbach, D. A., Poff, N. L., McShane, R. R., Merritt, D. M., Pyne, M. I. and Wilding, T. K. (2012) Streams Past and Future: Fluvial Responses to Rapid Environmental Change in the Context of Historical Variation, in Historical Environmental Variation in Conservation and Natural Resource Management (eds J. A. Wiens, G. D. Hayward, H. D. Safford and C. M. Giffen), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118329726.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 4

    PRBO Conservation Science, 3820 Cypress Dr #11, Petaluma, CA 94954, USA

  2. 5

    School of Plant Biology, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 2006, Australia

  3. 6

    USDA Forest Service, Alaska Region, 3301 C Street, Anchorage, AK 99504, USA

  4. 7

    USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region, Lakewood, CO 80401, USA

  5. 8

    USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, Vallejo, CA 94592, USA

  6. 9

    Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA

  7. 10

    USDA Forest Service, National Office Washington, DC, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA

  2. 2

    Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA

  3. 3

    Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, Colorado State University and USDA Forest Service, Watershed, Fish, and Wildlife Staff, Natural Resource Research Center, 2150 Centre Ave., Bldg A, Suite 368, Fort Collins, CO 80526, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 10 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444337921

Online ISBN: 9781118329726

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Keywords:

  • streams past and future, fluvial responses and historical variation;
  • riverine ecosystems, physical fluxes, organisms and shared habitat;
  • riverine ecosystem function, five principles;
  • population, community, biogeochemical dynamics in rivers and streams;
  • environmental regimes, dynamic interplay in spatial/temporal variation;
  • damming, land-use change, altering discharge patterns in channel networks;
  • past ecosystem forms/processes, and uncertainty in decision-making;
  • aquatic and riparian ecosystems, patterns of variation in key regimes;
  • flow regimes as management targets, desirable states to societal need;
  • shifts in range of environmental regimes, altering niches in rivers

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Flow Regimes Structure Ecological Complexity

  • Flow Regimes as a Management Target

  • Summary

  • References