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River Morphodynamics and Stream Ecology of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

Zhaoyin Wang, Zhiwei Li, "River Morphodynamics and Stream Ecology of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau "
2016 | ISBN-10: 1138027715 | 284 pages | PDF | 181 MB

This book focuses on the river morphodynamics and stream ecology of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The objective of the book is to summarize and synthesize the recent studies based on field surveys undertaken in the period 2007-2014. This book was written to serve as a graduate-level text for a course in river dynamics and stream ecology and as a reference text for engineers and researchers engaged in hydropower engineering, fluvial geomorphology and aquatic ecology. The first two chapters serve as an introduction of geomorphological characteristics as well as uplift and its impact on river morphology of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Chapters 3-5 cover meandering rivers and cutoff, wetlands and wetland shrinkage,desertification and restoration strategies in the Sanjiangyuan region. Chapter 6 discusses the interaction between erosion and vegetation, and Chapter 7 characterizes the aquatic ecology of the Yarlung Tsangpo and the Sanjiangyuan region.

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Tags: Morphodynamics, Stream, Ecology, Qinghai, Plateau

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