Applying Geomorphology to Environmental Management

Deborah Anthony (Editor), Michael D Harvey (Editor), Jonathan Benyamin Laronne (Editor), M. Paul Mosley (Editor)

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This book is the outcome of a symposium held to honor Dr. Stanley Schumm, University Distinguished Professor at Colorado State University and a pioneer in the field of fluvial geomorphology. In this volume, former graduate students and colleges of Dr. Schumm apply his groundbreaking ideas, such as those of complex response and geomorphic thresholds to a variety of problems. Included in this work are papers that address primary fluvial processes, extreme events, anthropogenic effects on fluvial systems, applied fluvial geomorphology, and engineering geomorphology.
In each section, different authors display the many ways that Dr. Schumm’s ideas have been applied – from the purely theoretical (how do sediment particles move on the bed of a stream, and how do they create bedforms?) to the eminently practical (how does one redesign and rebuild a severely impacted river channel, or how to determine appropriate habitat for endangered fishes?). Each section of this tribute volume to Dr. Schumm displays the seeds of his original ideas and later work – covering a now 45-year career (and still going!). His former graduate students have used both his techniques and his theoretical concepts to expand the field of fluvial geomorphology, often in surprising ways.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherWater Resource Publications
Number of pages483
ISBN (Print)9781887201292
StatePublished - Jan 2001


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