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Assessing the Ecological Integrity of Running Waters

Proceedings of the International Conference, held in Vienna, Austria, 9–11 November 1998

  • Editors
  • M. Jungwirth
  • S. Muhar
  • S. Schmutz
Conference proceedings

Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 149)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction: Sustaining living rivers

    1. James R. Karr, Ellen W. Chu
      Pages 1-14
  3. Basic Components of Running Waters — Processes and Functions

  4. Indicators, Assessment Methods, and Applications

    1. Benthos

      1. David M. Harper, Joanna L. Kemp, Birgit Vogel, Malcolm D. Newson
        Pages 133-142
      2. Philippe Usseglio-Polatera, Michel Bournaud, Philippe Richoux, Henri Tachet
        Pages 153-162
      3. Jean-Nicolas Beisel, Philippe Usseglio-Polatera, Jean-Claude Moreteau
        Pages 163-171
      4. A. Boscaini, A. Franceschini, B. Maiolini
        Pages 173-181
      5. Angelo G. Solimini, Paolo Gulia, Monica Monfrinotti, Gianmaria Carchini
        Pages 197-208
      6. C. Rawer-Jost, J. Böhmer, J. Blank, H. Rahmann
        Pages 225-232

About these proceedings


The assessment of the ecological integrity of running waters is a prerequisite to an understanding of the effects of human alterations. The evaluation of degradation processes provides key information on how to avoid further negative impacts. The success of future conservation, mitigation and restoration activities will rely on sound assessment methodologies and their ecological relevance and applicability. Assessment methodologies are therefore an integral part of sustainable river management.
This book synthesizes and discusses state-of-the-art experiences in assessment methodologies. Including the latest knowledge on structures, processes and functions of running waters as a fundamental basis for developing adequate assessment methods, the book focuses on method development, application, and in particular on integrated assessment methods.
This book is directed at scientists and managers with the aim of more effective preservation, restoration and maintenance of the ecological integrity of running water ecosystems.


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Assessing the Ecological Integrity of Running Waters
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the International Conference, held in Vienna, Austria, 9–11 November 1998
  • Editors M. Jungwirth
    S. Muhar
    S. Schmutz
  • Series Title Developments in Hydrobiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-6338-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-5814-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-4164-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 487
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Environmental Management
    Freshwater & Marine Ecology
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