Rivers of Europe

Academic Press, 31.01.2009 - 728 Seiten
Based on the bestselling book, Rivers of North America, this new guide stands as the only primary source of complete and comparative baseline data on the biological and hydrological characteristics of more than 180 of the highest profile rivers in Europe. With numerous full-color photographs and maps, Rivers of Europe includes conservation information on current patterns of river use and the extent to which human society has exploited and impacted them. Rivers of Europe provides the information ecologists and conservation managers need to better assess their management and meet the EU legislative good governance targets.
  • Coverage on more than 180 European rivers
  • Summarizes biological, ecological and biodiversity characteristics
  • Provides conservation managers with information to resolve conflicts between recreational use of rivers, their use as a water supply, and the need to conserve natural habitats
  • Data on river hydrology (maximum , minimum and average flow rates), seasonal variation in water flow
  • Numerous full-color photographs
  • Information on the underlying geology and its affect on river behaviour

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Preface and Acknowledgements
Chapter 1 Introduction to European Rivers
Chapter 2 Volga River Basin
Chapter 3 The Danube River Basin
Chapter 4 The Iberian Rivers
Chapter 5 Continental Atlantic Rivers
Chapter 6 The Rhine River Basin
Chapter 11 Rivers of the Balkans
Chapter 12 The Italian Rivers
Chapter 13 Western Steppic Rivers
Chapter 14 Rivers of the Central European Highlands and Plains
Chapter 15 Rivers of the Boreal Uplands
Chapter 16 Baltic and Eastern Continental Rivers
Chapter 17 Rivers of Turkey
Chapter 18 Ural River Basin

Chapter 7 The Rhône River Basin
Chapter 8 The Fennoscandian Shield
Chapter 9 Arctic Rivers
Chapter 10 British and Irish Rivers
A Personal Perspectives

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Über den Autor (2009)

Professor Tockner received a PhD from the University of Vienna (1993) and a Titulary Professorship at ETH (2005). He has special expertise on freshwater biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, and river and wetland restoration and management. He is Co-Editor of the journal Aquatic Sciences and Subject Editor of the journal Ecosystems. He has published more than 200 scientific papers including 120 ISI papers. In 2009, he edited a comprehensive book on European rivers (Rivers of Europe, Elsevier). Klement Tockner has successfully managed large inter- and transdisciplinary projects such as the EC-funded project BioFresh and te Freshwater Infromation Platform (http://www.freshwaterplatform.eu/). He is member of several scientific committees and advisory boards, and elected member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Germany Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina.

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