Living Rivers Trends and Challenges in Science and Management

Author: R.S.E.W. Leuven
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402053673
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This book demonstrates an integrated perspective of trends and challenges in sustainable river science and management, as presented by experts in the fields that form its foundations - ecology, economy and sociology. Their contributions integrate current knowledge of the structure, functioning and management of ‘living rivers’. Also included are data and experiences concerning the rivers Allier, Meuse, Rhine, Sava and Tagliamento in Europe and the Illinois River in the USA.

Encyclopedia of Inland Waters

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Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780123706263
Format: PDF
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Inland aquatic habitats occur world-wide at all scales from marshes, swamps and temporary puddles, to ponds, lakes and inland seas; from streams and creeks to rolling rivers. Vital for biological diversity, ecosystem function and as resources for human life, commerce and leisure, inland waters are a vital component of life on Earth. The Encyclopedia of Inland Waters describes and explains all the basic features of the subject, from water chemistry and physics, to the biology of aquatic creatures and the complex function and balance of aquatic ecosystems of varying size and complexity. Used and abused as an essential resource, it is vital that we understand and manage them as much as we appreciate and enjoy them. This extraordinary reference brings together the very best research to provide the basic and advanced information necessary for scientists to understand these ecosystems - and for water resource managers and consultants to manage and protect them for future generations. Encyclopedic reference to Limnology - a key core subject in ecology taught as a specialist course in universities Over 240 topic related articles cover the field Gene Likens is a renowned limnologist and conservationist, Emeritus Director of the Institute of Ecosystems Research, elected member of the American Philosophical Society and recipient of the 2001 National Medal of Science Subject Section Editors and authors include the very best research workers in the field

Challenging the boxes

Author: Valerie Dewaelheyns
Publisher: Gompel&Svacina
ISBN: 9463710450
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Challenges of sustainability and transition need innovative tools for the understanding, mapping, designing and governing of manmade sites and territories. Complementary to standard land use categories, such as housing and agriculture, this book of essays introduces eleven ‘interface categories’, labels for land use interactions, transitions, mixes, and spatial and temporal positions in between. Authors from different disciplines describe and illustrate how this set of interfaces resonates with their own projects, challenges and agendas, and how it sheds light on new land use agents, on unregistered forms of land occupation, and on opportunities for socio-economic and ecosystem services. The concept of interfaces encourages the development of adapted modes of planning and management for urban, rural or natural environments, and on different spatial scales.

River Ecosystem Ecology

Author: Gene E. Likens
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780123819994
Format: PDF
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A derivative of the Encyclopedia of Inland Waters, River Ecosystem Ecology reviews the function of rivers and streams as ecosystems as well as the varied activities and interactions that occur among their abiotic and biotic components. Because the articles are drawn from an encyclopedia, the articles are easily accessible to interested members of the public, such as conservationists and environmental decision makers. Includes an up-to-date summary of global aquatic ecosystems and issues Covers current environmental problems and management solutions Features full-color figures and tables to support the text and aid in understanding

International annual bibliography of festschriften

Author: K. G. Saur Verlag GmbH & Company
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783598694134
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Particularly in the humanities and social science Festschriften are a popular forum for discussion. Since 1980 the IJBF is available in printed form. The IJBF provides quick and easy general access to these important resources for scholars and students. The Festschriften are located in state and regional libraries and their bibliographic details are recorded. With over 1,000 Festschriftenfrom 20 countries about 20,000 articles are collected every year. About 12,000 articles are catalogued in german and english by academic editors according to a system of subject. Division of this bibliography: Festschriften in the alphabet of the honoured / Festschriften by fields of knowledge / Contributions by keywords / Keyword index of contributions / Author index of contributions

Fische des Rheins

Author: Anton Lelek
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662066459
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Der Rhein wird häufig als der schmutzigste Fluß Europas bezeichnet. Fest steht, daß er einen Wandel vom sauberen Lachsstrom zum beinahe "toten" Gewässer in den 70er Jahren hinter sich hat. Trotz aller Ereignisse war der Rhein niemals fischleer. Nach der Verbesserung der Wasserqualität Anfang der 80er Jahre hat sich der Fischbestand schnell erholt. Die Autoren wollen den Leser mit allen im Rhein lebenden Fischen vertraut machen. Dazu wurde der Rhein auf ganzer Länge, von Basel bis Emmerich, auf die vorhandenen Fischarten untersucht, und der heutige Bestand wurde mit den früher dort lebenden Fischgemeinschaften verglichen. Die wissenschaftliche Information ist so aufgearbeitet, daß sie jeder Laie verstehen kann. Die Fische werden beschrieben, in Zeichnungen und Farbbildern anschaulich gezeigt, ihre Lebensansprüche und ihre Verbreitung werden dargestellt. Gleichzeitig wird erklärt, warum bestimmte Fischarten relativ häufig vorkommen, andere aber völlig fehlen. Die Veränderungen und Belastungen des Flusses mit ihren Auswirkungen auf die Fischfauna sind chronologisch dargestellt; die Beschreibung des Ist-Zustands basiert auf umfangreichen Freilandarbeiten. Der Leser wird erkennen, daß der Fischbestand im Rhein den Zustand eines verbauten Flusses wiedergibt. Eine dauerhafte Erhaltung aller Fischarten wird nur mit Hilfe von ökotechnischen Maßnahmen, besonders im Bereich der Nebengewässer, der Flußauen und der einmündenden Zuflüsse möglich sein. Ein "Öko-Buch", nicht nur für Biologen oder Angler!

Environmental Technology and Innovations

Author: Vladimir Kocí
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498788807
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Environmental Technology and Innovations contains papers presented at the International Conference on Environmental Technology and Innovations (ICETI 2016, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, 23-25 November 2016). The book covers a wide range of topics within enviromental engineering and technologies including: • General environmental engineering • Clean energy and sustainability • Water and wastewater management • Public health and environment. The application areas range from emerging pollutants of air, soil and water environment, remediation technologies, clean energy and sustainability of biofuels, waste to energy, water and wastewater management, public health and the environment, quality and safety of food production to environmental planning and management and policies for cities and regions. The papers cover both theory and applications, and are focused on a wide range of sectors and problem areas. Integral demonstrations of the use of reliability and environmental engineering are provided in many practical applications concerning major technological approaches. Environmental Technology and Innovations will be of interest to academics and professionals working in a wide range of industrial, governmental and academic sectors, including water and waste management, energy generation, fuel production and use, protection of natural heritage, industrial ecology, man health protection and policy making.

Hydrologie und Wasserwirtschaft

Author: Ulrich Maniak
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662490870
Format: PDF
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Die aktualisierte und überarbeitete 7.Auflage des Fachbuchs Hydrologie und Wasserwirtschaft beschreibt hydrologische Grundlagen und Lösungsansätze für Aufgaben in der Wassermengen- und -gütewirtschaft und im Gewässerschutz. Erweitert wurden die Verfahren der Abflussermittlung und Datenverarbeitung sowie die Ermittlung von Bemessungswerten für Wasserbauten und ihren Betrieb mit Flussgebietsmodellen, auch unter Einfluss des Klimawandels, der Risikobetrachtungen für ihr Versagen und der Durchflussvorhersage. Ergänzt wurden Stoffbilanz- und -transportmodelle zur Prognose der Gewässergüte bei Sanierungsmaßnahmen. Die Interpretation der Ergebnisse wird durch zahlreiche Praxisbeispiele veranschaulicht. Die Neuauflage ist ein unverzichtbares Arbeitsbuch, genau und aktuell auf die Praxis des Ingenieurs zugeschnitten.