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Floodplains : Processes and Management for Ecosystem Services, Paperback / softback Book


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 under appropriate management these processes can provide benefits to society ranging from healthy fish populations to flood-risk reduction.

Drawing on the framework of reconciliation ecology, the authors explore how new concepts for floodplain ecosystem restoration and management can increase these benefits.

Additionally, they use case studies from California's Central Valley and other temperate regions to show how innovative management approaches are reshaping rivers and floodplains around the world.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 280 pages, 49 illustrations
  • Publisher: University of California Press
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  • Category: Ecological science, the Biosphere
  • ISBN: 9780520294103

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Also by Jeffrey J. Opperman