Floodplains: Physical Geography, Ecology and Societal Interactions


Marc A. Álvarez (Editor)

Series: Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology

A floodplain is a flat or nearly flat land adjacent to a stream or river that experiences occasional or periodic flooding. It includes the floodway, which consists of the stream channel and adjacent areas that carry flood flows, and the flood fringe, which are areas covered by the flood, but which do not experience a strong current. This book reviews and presents research in the study of floodplains from across the globe including water and people in the Yaere Floodplain in North Cameroon, the turbidity behavior in the Amazon floodplains, evaluating the potential and performance of New Urbanism for reducing flood risks.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Water and People in the Yaere Floodplain (North Cameroon) pp. 1-27
Authors / Editors: (F. Delclaux, C. Seignobos, G. Liénou, P. Genthon, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, UMR HydroSciences Montpellier, Montpellier II University, Montpellier, France, and others)
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Chapter 2 – Designing Actions for Bird Conservation at the “Yuriria” Lagoon, It’s Associated Floodplain and Terrestrial Habitats in Michoacán, Mexico pp. 29-54
Authors / Editors: (Leonardo Chapa-Vargas, Javier Salgado-Ortiz, Karina Monzalvo-Santos, Institute for Scientific and Technological Research of San Luis Potosi, Division of Environmental Sciences, San Luis Potosí, Mexico, and others)

Chapter 3 – The ‘Floodplain Burning’ Approach for Digital Elevation Model Processing in Flat and Flooded Areas pp. 55-78
Authors / Editors: (Augusto C. V. Getirana, Programa de Engenharia Civil – COPPE, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 4 – Temporal and Spatial Variability of Water and Sediment Composition in the Middle Paraná River System pp.79-98
Authors / Editors: (María Alejandra Maine, Hernán Ricardo Hadad, Gabriela Sánchez, Sandra Caffaratti, María del Carmen Pedro, Química Analítica, Facultad de Ingeniería Química, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santiago del Estero, Santa Fe, Argentina, and others)

Chapter 5 – Benthic Invertebrates in the Middle Paraná River Floodplain (Argentina) pp. 99-126
Authors / Editors: (Florencia Zilli and Luciana Montalto)

Chapter 6 – Flood Inundation and the Temporal Dynamics of Floodplain Waterholes in an Australian Dryland River pp. 127-177
Authors / Editors: (Medeiros, E.S.F. and Arthington, Australian Rivers Institute and eWater Cooperative Research Centre, Griffith University, Nathan QLD 4111, Australia, and others)

Chapter 7 – Metapopulations of decapods in the floodplain of Parana River, South America pp. 179-199
Authors / Editors: (Williner, V., Giri, F. and Collins, P., Instituto Nacional de Limnología, Ciudad Universitaria Pje El Pozo s/n 3000 Santa Fe)

Chapter 8 – A Successful Combined Use of Telemetric Monitoring System and Spatial Data Modeling to Study the Turbidity Behavior in the Amazon Floodplain pp. 201-226
Authors / Editors: (Enner H. Alcântara, Evlyn M.L.M. Novo, José L. Stech, Cláudio C.F. Barbosa, João A. Lorenzzetti, Arcilan T. Assireu, Marie P. Bonnet, Arley F. Souza, Brazilian Institute for Space Research, Remote Sensing Division, São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 9 – Characterization of Geometric Properties of Simulated Droughts and Floods of Water Bodies pp. 227-248
Authors / Editors: (Dinesh Sathyamoorthy, Science and Technology Research Institute for Defence (STRIDE), Ministry of Defence, Malaysia)

Chapter 10 – Disaster-Resilient Subdivision Design: Evaluating the Potential and Performance of New Urbanism for Reducing Flood Risks pp. 249-261
Authors / Editors: (Mark R. Stevens, Philip R. Berke, Yan Song, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and others)

Chapter 11 – Recent Evolution of the Jourdain River Braidplain on Espiritu Santo Island, Vanuatu pp. 263-272
Authors / Editors: (James P. Terry, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore, Arts Link, Kent Ridge, Singapore)

Chapter 12 – Restoration of Channelized Fluvial Systems and their Floodplains pp. 273-301
Authors / Editors: (Aaron R. Pierce, Department of Biological Sciences, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana)

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