Publications

Sources of climate variability in river ecosystems

Citation

Edmonds, R.L., Francis, R.C., Mantua, N.J., Peterson, D.L. 2003. Sources of climate variability in river ecosystems. Chapter 2 in R.C. Wismar and P.A. Bison (ends), Strategies for Restoring River Ecosystems: Sources of Variability and Uncertainty in Natural and Managed Systems. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland. 276pp.


Abstract

Strategies for Restoring River Ecosystems: Sources of Variability and Uncertainty in Natural and Managed Systems (courtesy of the AFS): Fisheries and natural resource managers and policymakers need more efficient procedures for identifying sources of variability in ecosystems (natural and managed) and assessing uncertainties of managing and making decisions for developing and implementing river restoration strategies. This book seeks to integrate perspectives on variability of physical and biological functions and concepts of uncertainty in natural and managed systems, into strategies for renewing and conserving river ecosystems. The book explores approaches to understanding and communicating the processes contributing to the variability of different types of river systems, and to assessing major sources of uncertainty in natural and managed river ecosystems.