Riparia - Ecology, Conservation, and Management of Streamside Communities

Robert Naiman, Henri Decamps and Michael McClain 
Academic Press  24 June 2005  

Hardback  448 pp  ISBN 9780126633153      £64.00
This book
  • Treats riparian patterns & processes in a holistic perspective, from ecological components to societal activities
  • Contains over 130 illustrations and photos that summarize this complex ecological system
  • Synthesizes the information from more than 6,000 professional articles
  • Sidebars provide a look into ongoing research that is at the frontiers of riparian ecology and management
Readership: Advanced students and professional scientists and resource managers interested in river and stream ecology, riparian systems, freshwater ecosystems and watershed ecology and management; government agencies such as the US Forest Service, EPA, Bureau of Land Management, and state resource agencies.

This book describes the underlying water conditions and geologies that support viable riparia, illustrates the ecological characteristics of riparia, and discusses how riparia are used by human cultures as well as how riparia can be used to sustain environmental quality. In recent years riparian management has been widely implemented as a means of improving fisheries, water quality, and habitat for endangered species. This book provides the basic knowledge necessary to implement successful, long-term management and rehabilitation programs.


  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Catchments and the Physical Template
  • 3. Riparian Typology
  • 4. Structural Patterns
  • 5. Biotic Functions of Riparia
  • 6. Biophysical Connectivity and Riparian Functions
  • 7. Disturbance and Agents of Change
  • 8. Management
  • 9. Conservation
  • 10. Restoration
  • 11. Synthesis
  • Bibliography
  • Index
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