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Catchments, Drainage Networks, and Resource Regimes

Angela H. Arthington

in Environmental Flows: Saving Rivers in the Third Millennium

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273696
eISBN:
9780520953451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273696.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Water is delivered (drained) to each freshwater system from its catchment or drainage basin (watershed)-an area of land that collects precipitation and drains water to a common point in the ... More


River Ecology, The Natural Flow Regime Paradigm, and Hydroecological Principles

Angela H. Arthington

in Environmental Flows: Saving Rivers in the Third Millennium

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273696
eISBN:
9780520953451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273696.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

River ecosystems are four-dimensional systems, with longitudinal, lateral, and vertical components, relationships, and processes; temporal vectors add the fourth dimension. The overriding importance ... More


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