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Applied aspects of temporary waters

D. Dudley Williams

in The Biology of Temporary Waters

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528128
eISBN:
9780191713538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528128.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter examines aspects of temporary waters that are largely associated with human activities. Some of these associations are ancient, for example use of temporary floodplain pools for trapping ... More


The Biology of Freshwater Wetlands

Arnold G. van der Valk

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199608942
eISBN:
9780191774805
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608942.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Global wetlands exhibit significant differences in both hydrology and species composition, and range from moss-dominated arctic peatlands to seasonally flooded tropical floodplains. They are ... More


Disconnected Rivers: Linking Rivers to Landscapes

Ellen Wohl

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103328
eISBN:
9780300127461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103328.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book focuses on how rivers function, how those functions have changed through time, and the role of humans in those changes. A river continually responds to changes in its environment and is ... More


Flood Pulsing and the Development and Maintenance of Biodiversity in Floodplains

Wolfgang J. Junk and Karl Matthias Wantzen

in Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247772
eISBN:
9780520932890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247772.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Twenty-five percent of the earth's total vertebrate biodiversity resides in inland waters and wetlands. Yet wetlands are highly threatened ecosystems. The impacts of anthropogenic activities cascade ... More


Historical and Contemporary Mayos

David Yetman and Thomas R. Van Devender

in Mayo Ethnobotany: Land, History, and Traditional Knowledge in Northwest Mexico

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520227217
eISBN:
9780520926356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227217.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter attempts to clarify the historic and present land tenure in northwestern Mexico in a way that is sympathetic to the Mayos. It explains that at the time of Jesuit contact, the Mayo ... More


Integrating the Floodplain and Upland Mortuary Records

A. Martin Byers

in Cahokia: A World Renewal Cult Heterarchy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029580
eISBN:
9780813039183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029580.003.0014
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter aims to use both the new data and the interpretations made for American Bottom archaeology in order to reassess earlier mortuary discussions, which were primarily based on the mortuary ... More


Reconnecting through Stream Restoration

Carmen T. Agouridis

in Water in Kentucky: Natural History, Communities, and Conservation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813168685
eISBN:
9780813169941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168685.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Abstract: Streams play a critical role in the movement of water, sediment and nutrients across our landscape. Streams provide habitat to both aquatic and terrestrial life, and in many instances, ... More


The Modern Environment, Flora, and Vegetation of South Park, Colorado

David J. Cooper

in Biodiversity Response to Climate Change in the Middle Pleistocene: The Porcupine Cave Fauna from Colorado

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240827
eISBN:
9780520930858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240827.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

South Park is one of the four large intermountain basins that characterize the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. This chapter discusses the landscape, climate, flora, and vegetation of South Park, which ... More


Small Mammal Communities in Upland and Floodplain Forests along an Amazonian White Water River

Jay R. Malcolm, James L. Patton, and Maria Nazareth F. da Silva

in Mammalian Diversification: From Chromosomes to Phylogeography

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098534
eISBN:
9780520916098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098534.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter examines the non-volant small mammal communities in floodplain and upland forest along the Juruá River, a white-water tributary in the western part of the Amazon Basin. It compares small ... More


Why Should We Care About Rivers?

Ellen E. Wohl

in Disconnected Rivers: Linking Rivers to Landscapes

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103328
eISBN:
9780300127461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103328.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter focuses on the importance of rivers, and explains why humans should care about them. Rivers provide water to drink, water that helps crops to grow, and the water that fuels or cools ... More


Thinking in Terms of Rivers

Ellen E. Wohl

in Disconnected Rivers: Linking Rivers to Landscapes

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103328
eISBN:
9780300127461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103328.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter discusses the endangered rivers of the United States, and the actions required to save them. It reveals that rivers of the Lower Mississippi region were first heavily impacted by ... More


Hide Processing and Cultural Exchange in the Fort St. Joseph Community

Eric Mendes and Michael S. Nassaney

Michael S. Nassaney and Michael S. Nassaney (eds)

in Fort St. Joseph Revealed: The Historical Archaeology of a Fur Trading Post

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813056425
eISBN:
9780813058160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056425.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter examines archaeological remains recovered from the Lyne site (20BE10) located on the terrace in proximity to the floodplain settlement of Fort St. Joseph. Artifacts and features that ... More


Changes in the Wisconsin River and its Floodplain

Monica G. Turner, Emily H. Stanley, Matthias Bürgi, and David J. Mladenoff

in The Vanishing Present: Wisconsin's Changing Lands, Waters, and Wildlife

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226871714
eISBN:
9780226871745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226871745.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter traces the ecological history of the Wisconsin River. Land uses along this river's long watershed have changed dramatically over the past 200 years. This “hardest working river in ... More


Re-creating Central Florida’s Meandering Kissimmee River

Judith A. Layzer

in Natural Experiments: Ecosystem-Based Management and the Environment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262122986
eISBN:
9780262278010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262122986.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Restoration of the Kissimmee River, which flows through the wetlands of central Florida for more than 100 miles, is considered to be an ambitious plan of the state of Florida that requires man-made ... More


Floodplains and FEMA

David L. Callies

in Regulating Paradise: Land Use Controls in Hawai'i

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834753
eISBN:
9780824870751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834753.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter explores the formulation of disaster protection policies. This is in part due to the tendency to build houses in floodplains and coastal hazard areas. In Hawaiʻi, the flood hazard is ... More


Tamarix, Hydrology, and Fluvial Geomorphology

Daniel A. Auerbach, David M. Merritt, and Patrick B. Shafroth

in Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199898206
eISBN:
9780190267896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199898206.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter explores the impact of hydrology and fluvial geomorphology on the distribution and abundance of Tamarix as well as the reciprocal effects of Tamarix on hydrologic and geomorphic ... More


Wooded Wetlands: Basin Castles and Big-River Swamps

Catherine Owen Koning, Sharon M. Ashworth, and Catherine Owen Koning

in Wading Right In: Discovering the Nature of Wetlands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226554211
eISBN:
9780226554495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226554495.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Wooded wetlands do not fit the wetland stereotype because they often lack standing water. Most woody plants cannot survive in permanently flooded areas. Different kinds of shrub thickets form where ... More


Glastonbury’s Anglo-Saxon Canal and Dunstan’s Dyke

Charles and Nancy Hollinrake

in Waterways and Canal-Building in Medieval England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198723134
eISBN:
9780191804205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780198723134.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter states that in 1986, rescue excavations in a Safeway supermarket development on the Old Fairfield at Glastonbury found an artificial watercourse that ran from a point adjacent to the ... More


The Unquiet River: A Biography of the Brahmaputra

Arupjyoti Saikia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199468119
eISBN:
9780190990435
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199468119.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

At the turn of the twentieth century the human reshaping of the Brahmaputra and its extended ecological relations has become a reality. This biography of the Brahmaputra reimagines the layered ... More


Jute in the Floodplains

Arupjyoti Saikia

in The Unquiet River: A Biography of the Brahmaputra

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199468119
eISBN:
9780190990435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199468119.003.0009
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter explains how jute came to symbolize the British imperial conquest of the Brahmaputra’s floodplains. The imperial government succeeded in bringing hundreds of thousands of people from the ... More


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