Floodplains: Environmental Management, Restoration and Ecological Implications

Enner Herenio Alcântara, PhD (Editor)
Department of Cartography, Sao Paulo State University, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Series: Environmental Remediation Technologies, Regulations and Safety
BISAC: NAT011000




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A floodplain is a flat, or nearly flat, land that is adjacent to a stream or river which experiences occasional flooding (a naturally occurring process), and those who live near rivers and floodplains are especially interested in them. Historically, floodplains have been used for waste disposal, supplies, power generation, transport and food. In this book, the student or professional will find information about some floodplains around the world and their main problems, as well as some techniques used to study them.

This book is divided into nine chapters, and each one aims to show some relevant studies in floodplains and lakes using assorted themes, such as: mercury speciation and bioavailability, plant-soil interactions, indicators for evaluating floodplain restoration, floodplain formation, phytoplankton community, storage and release of water, hydrogenic heavy metals and hydrodynamics.
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface pp.vii-viii

Chapter 1. Mercury Speciation and Bioavailability in Floodplain Soils of East Fork Poplar Creek, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
(Fengxiang X. Han, Yi Su and David L. Monts, Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA, and others)pp.1-20

Chapter 2. Floodplains of Regulated Rivers: Plant-Soil Interactions in Changing Ecosystems
(Takashi Asaeda and M.H. Rashid, Institute for Environmental Science and Technology, Saitama University, Saitama, Japan, and others)
Chapter 3. Earthworm Communities as Indicators for Evaluating Floodplain Restoration Success
(Renée-Claire Le Bayon, Géraldine Bullinger-Weber, Jean-Michel Gobat and Claire Guenat, Laboratory Soil & Vegetation, University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, and others)pp.47-68

Chapter 4. Three Main Stages of Floodplain Evolution in Northern Eurasia and their Ecological Significance
(Aleksey Sidorchuk, Olga Borisova, Aleksey Chernov and Andrey Panin, Geographical Faculty, Moscow State University, Vorob’evy Gory, Moscow, Russia, and others) pp.69-136

Chapter 5. The Importance of Spatial and Local Environmental Factors to Structuring Phytoplankton Community in the Floodplain Lakes of Cuiabá River (Northern Pantanal, Brazil)
(Simoni Maria Loverde-Oliveira, Simone Jaqueline Cardoso and Ibraim Fantin-Cruz, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Departamento de Ciências Biológicas, Mato Grosso, Brasil) pp.137-148

Chapter 6. Survey-Based Influence of Storage and Release of Water from Floodplain Lakes on the Main River in the Sparse-Data Area of the Lower Amur, Russia
(Vladmir V. Shamov, Pacific Geographical Institute, Far-Eastern Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Laboratory of Hydrology & Climatology, Vladivostok, Russia) pp.149-160

Chapter 7. Hydrogenic Heavy Metals Pollution of Alluvial Soils in the City of Perm (the Middle Cis-Urals Region, Russia)
(Yu. N. Vodyanitskii and A.T. Savichev, Faculty of Soil Science, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia, and others)pp.161-180

Chapter 8. The Role of Overbank Deposition in Floodplain Formation and Catastrophic Floods in Floodplain Destruction in South Eastern Australia
(Wayne D. Erskine, School of Environmental & Life Sciences, The University of Newcastle, Ourimbah Campus, Ourimbah, Australia)
Chapter 9. Effect of Hydrodynamics on the Water Quality of Lakes and Reservoirs
(Javier Vidal and Xavier Casamitjana, Environmental Physics Group Physics Department, University of Girona, Spain)pp.211-231

Index pp.231-233

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