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Title: The fine sediment conundrum; quantifying, mitigating and managing the issues
Authors: Mathers, Kate L.
Collins, A.L.
England, J.
Brierley, B.
Rice, Stephen P.
Keywords: Ecology
Management tools
Sediment sources
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: © Wiley
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.
Abstract: 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.
Description: 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.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1002/rra.3228
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/28116
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1002/rra.3228
ISSN: 1535-1459
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