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Floodplains : processes and management for ecosystem services / Jeffrey J. Opperman, Peter B. Moyle, Eric W. Larsen, Joan L. Florsheim, and Amber D. Manfree.

Author/creator Opperman, Jeffrey J., 1971- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
Copyright Notice ©2017
Descriptionpages cm
Other author/creatorMoyle, Peter B. author.
Other author/creatorLarsen, Eric W. author.
Other author/creatorFlorsheim, Joan L. author.
Other author/creatorManfree, Amber D. author.
Contents Introduction to temperate floodplains -- Hydrology -- Floodplain and geomorphology -- Biogeochemistry -- Ecology: introduction -- Floodplain forests -- Primary and secondary production -- Fish and other vertebrates -- Ecosystem services and floodplain reconciliation -- Floodplains as green infrastructure -- Case studies of floodplain management and reconciliation -- Central Valley floodplains: introduction and history -- Central Valley floodplains today -- Reconciling Central Valley floodplains -- Conclusions: managing temperate floodplains for multiple benefits.
Abstract "Floodplains provides an overview of floodplains and their management in temperate regions. It synthesizes decades of research on floodplain ecosystems, explaining hydrologic, geomorphic and ecological processes and how these processes can provide a range of benefits to society under appropriate management. Due to the widespread alteration of temperate floodplains, these benefits are often not realized. Drawing on the framework of reconciliation ecology, the authors explore how new concepts for floodplain ecosystem restoration and management can provide a broader range of benefits to society, ranging from healthy fish populations to flood-risk reduction. Case studies from California's Central Valley and elsewhere in temperate regions show how innovative management approaches are reshaping rivers and floodplains around the world."--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Opperman, Jeffrey J., 1971- author. Floodplains Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017] 9780520966321
LCCN 2017008982
ISBN9780520293069 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN0520293061 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN9780520294103 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN0520294106 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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