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Ecohydrology: processes, models and case studies: an approach to the sustainable management of water resources.

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This book contains 15 chapters dealing with the integration of ecology with hydrology at the river basin scale. The patterns and processes in the catchment including nutrients, lotic vegetation and aquatic faunal processes are covered. In addition, the benefits and risks of ecological modelling to water management and nutrient budget modelling for lakes and watershed restoration are discussed. The...


Chapter 2 (Page no: 18)

Patterns and processes in the catchment.

The major processes driving the hydrological cycle, their effects on the fate of pollutants and thus on the evolution of ecosystems are summarized and the links between problems of ecohydrological interest, features of hydrological patterns and catchment processes are discussed. In addition, the runoff generation mechanisms and modelling perspectives are also covered. Finally, the role of catchment features in transport, storage and buffering processes and to interpret their links to ecohydrological problem-solving is explored.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Linking biological and physical processes at the river basin scale: the origins, scientific background and scope of ecohydrology. Author(s): Zalewski, M. Harper, D. M. Demars, B. Jolánkai, G. Crosa, G. Janauer, G. A. Pacini, N.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 30) Nutrient processes and consequences. Author(s): Pacini, N. Harper, D. M. Ittekkot, V. Humborg, C. Rahm, L.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 46) Lotic vegetation processes. Author(s): Janauer, G. A. Jolánkai, G.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 62) Processes influencing aquatic fauna. Author(s): Gore, J. A. Mead, J. Penczak, T. Higler, L. Kemp, J.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 88) Ecohydrological modelling for managing scarce water resources in a groundwater-dominated temperate system. Author(s): Witte, J. P. M. Runhaar, J. Ek, R. van
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 112) The benefits and risks of ecohydrological models to water resource management decisions. Author(s): Gore, J. A. Mead, J.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 138) Nutrient budget modelling for lake and river basin restoration. Author(s): Jolánkai, G. Bíró, I.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 171) Ecohydrology driving a tropical savannah ecosystem. Author(s): Gereta, E. Wolanski, E.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 187) The mid-European agricultural landscape: catchment-scale links between hydrology and ecology in mosaic lakeland regions. Author(s): Hillbricht-Ilkowska, A.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 207) The ecohydrological approach as a tool for managing water quality in large South American rivers. Author(s): McClain, M. E.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 223) Ecohydrological analysis of tropical river basin development schemes in Africa. Author(s): Pacini, N. Harper, D. M.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 247) Ecohydrological management of impounded large rivers in the former Soviet Union. Author(s): Fashchevsky, B. Timchenko, V. Oksiyuk, O.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 276) Palaeohydrology: the past as a basis for understanding the present and predicting the future. Author(s): Starkel, L.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 303) Ecohydrology: understanding the present as a perspective on the future - global change. Author(s): Wagner, I.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna University of Technology, Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2, A-1010 Vienna, Austria.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2008
  • ISBN
  • 9781845930028
  • Record Number
  • 20083317654