About this book
The book is divided into four parts, the first of which explores the importance of rivers for ancient Greek civilization and the natural processes affecting their evolution during the Holocene. In the second part, the hydrological, hydrochemical and biological features of Greek rivers and the unique biogeographical characteristics that form the basis for their high biodiversity and endemism are highlighted, while the third part comprehensively discusses the impacts of environmental pollution on the structure and function of Greek river ecosystems. In turn, the final part describes the current socio-economic factors in Greece that are affecting established water management practices, the application of ecohydrological approaches in restoring fragmented rivers, and the lessons learned from restoring aquatic ecosystems in general as a paradigm for understanding and minimizing anthropogenic impacts on water resources, at the Mediterranean scale.
Given the breadth and depth of its coverage, the book offers an invaluable source of information for researchers, students and environmental managers alike.
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- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-55369-5
- Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2018
- Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
- eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
- Print ISBN 978-3-662-55367-1
- Online ISBN 978-3-662-55369-5
- Series Print ISSN 1867-979X
- Series Online ISSN 1616-864X
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