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The fine sediment conundrum; quantifying, mitigating and managing the issues

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posted on 16.01.2018, 13:44 authored by Kate MathersKate Mathers, A.L. Collins, J. England, B. Brierley, Stephen RiceStephen Rice
Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Excess fine sediment is a global cause of lotic ecosystem degradation. Despite historic interest in identifying sediment sources and quantifying instream dynamics, tackling fine sediment problems remains a key challenge for river managers and a continued focus of international research. Accordingly, a national meeting of the British Hydrological Society brought together those working on fine sediment issues at the interface of hydrology, geomorphology, and ecology. The resulting collection of papers illustrates the range of research being undertaken in this interdisciplinary research arena, by academic researchers, environmental regulators, landowners, and consultants. More specifically, the contributions highlight key methodological advancements in the identification of fine sediment sources, discuss the complexities surrounding the accurate quantification of riverbed fine sediment content, demonstrate the potential utility of faunal traits as a biological monitoring tool, and recognize the need for improved mechanistic understanding of the functional responses of riverine organisms to excess fine sediment. Understanding and mitigating the effects of fine sediment pressures remains an important and multifaceted problem that requires interdisciplinary collaborative research to deliver novel and robust management tools and sustainable solutions.

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Geography and Environment

Published in

River Research and Applications

Volume

33

Issue

10

Pages

1509 - 1514

Citation

MATHERS, K.L. ...et al., 2017. The fine sediment conundrum; quantifying, mitigating and managing the issues. River Research and Applications, 33(10), pp. 1509-1514.

Publisher

© Wiley

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

18/10/2017

Publication date

2017-12-12

Copyright date

2017

Notes

This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: MATHERS, K.L. ...et al., 2017. The fine sediment conundrum; quantifying, mitigating and managing the issues. River Research and Applications, 33(10), pp. 1509-1514, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1002/rra.3228. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.

ISSN

1535-1459

eISSN

1535-1467

Language

en