By Klement Tockner
In response to the bestselling publication, Rivers of North the USA, this new consultant stands because the merely fundamental resource of whole and comparative baseline information at the organic and hydrological features of greater than one hundred eighty of the top profile rivers in Europe. With a number of full-color photos and maps, this publication comprises conservation info on present styles of river use and the level to which human society has exploited and impacted them. Rivers of Europe presents the knowledge ecologists and conservation managers have to higher determine their administration and meet the european legislative reliable governance ambitions. * insurance on greater than one hundred eighty eu rivers * Summarizes organic, ecological and biodiversity features * offers conservation managers with info to unravel conflicts among leisure use of rivers, their use as a water provide, and the necessity to preserve ordinary habitats * info on river hydrology (maximum , minimal and typical move rates), seasonal version in water move * quite a few full-color images * details at the underlying geology and its impact on river behaviour
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Large cities Large dams Precipitation Protected area Temperatue Threatened species Water stress Wetland birds Data derived from the population density grid for the year 2000 adjusted to match UN totals, persons per square km. Gridded Population of the World, Version 3 (GPWv3); 2005; Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University; Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT). columbia. edu/gpw/. Resolution: 5000 m Â 5000 m. Data checked by experts (authors) and changed if necessary.
Bugensis (Andrusov) form >90% of zoobenthic numbers in deep water reaches. ) as well as the oligochaete T. ) dominate shallow waters. Five macroinvertebrates including two Coleoptera species (Ditiscus latissimus L. ), and two mollusks (Anisus vorticulus Troschel and Unio crasus Philips) are under danger of extinction. Several Ponto-Caspian introductions (non-indigenous benthic species) inhabit the upper Volga at present. They are the mollusks Dreissena polymorpha, D. 6 Changes in the biomass of phytoplankton (A), zooplankton (B), and zoobenthos (C) from the source to the mouth in the Volga.
1. 2. 3. 1. 2. Conservation and Restoration Conclusions and Perspectives Rivers of Europe Copyright Ó 2009 by Academic Press. Inc. All rights of reproduction in any form reserved. 9. 1. 2. 3. 1. INTRODUCTION The Volga River, at 3690 km, is the longest river in Europe and 16th in the world. The Volga ranks 5th in Russia, following the Ob’, Yenisey, Lena and Amur in Siberia. 1). There are about 151 000 rivers >10 km in length within the Volga catchment. Of these, 2600 flow into the Volga directly and the Kama, Oka and Sheksna Rivers are the largest (Butorin & Mordukhai-Boltovskoy 1979).