The Flooded Forest: Guidance for Policy Makers and River Managers in Europe on the Restoration of Floodplain Forests. Hughes, F. M. R., editor .
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This illustrated document provides knowledge about the unusual and increasingly rare ecosystems known as floodplain (or alluvial) forests. This information is provided in an accessible way so that individuals and organisations interested in conserving or restoring these ecosystems can understand not only the key underlying biological and physical processes but also the institutional and policy contexts within which restoration can proceed. The document is presented in five sections. The first section, 'A case for floodplain forests?', provides important background information about what these forests are, why they are important and why they are threatened. It also explains why there is a growing interest in conserving and restoring floodplain forests. In the second section, 'How do floodplain forests work?', more detail is given on the biological and physical processes which define these ecosystems. The section is divided into sub-sections dealing with hydrology, geomorphology and biology and all information is presented in the form of questions and answers. Some of this information is quite technical as the linkages between floodplain forests and their adjacent rivers are complex. Consequently, examples are provided throughout the text to explain the key points. In the third section, 'How can floodplain forests be restored?', different approaches to the conservation and restoration of these forests are described. This section presents case studies to illustrate the range of options available and concludes with a section on how to monitor restoration success. The fourth section, 'What prospects for restoration?', considers the institutional and policy contexts within which restoration of rivers and floodplain forests takes place, including constraints and drivers. This section also uses case studies to illustrate important trends and opportunities. Finally, the short section, 'What are the principle challenges?', considers both conceptual and practical issues encountered in the restoration of these complex and fascinating ecosystems.
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  title = {The {{Flooded Forest}}: {{Guidance}} for Policy Makers and River Managers in {{Europe}} on the Restoration of Floodplain Forests},
  editor = {Hughes, Francine M. R.},
  date = {2003},
  publisher = {{FLOBAR2, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge}},
  location = {{UK}},
  url = {http://www.geog.cam.ac.uk/research/projects/flobar2/reports/final/flobar2.pdf},
  abstract = {This illustrated document provides knowledge about the unusual and increasingly rare ecosystems known as floodplain (or alluvial) forests. This information is provided in an accessible way so that individuals and organisations interested in conserving or restoring these ecosystems can understand not only the key underlying biological and physical processes but also the institutional and policy contexts within which restoration can proceed. The document is presented in five sections. The first section, 'A case for floodplain forests?', provides important background information about what these forests are, why they are important and why they are threatened. It also explains why there is a growing interest in conserving and restoring floodplain forests. In the second section, 'How do floodplain forests work?', more detail is given on the biological and physical processes which define these ecosystems. The section is divided into sub-sections dealing with hydrology, geomorphology and biology and all information is presented in the form of questions and answers. Some of this information is quite technical as the linkages between floodplain forests and their adjacent rivers are complex. Consequently, examples are provided throughout the text to explain the key points. In the third section, 'How can floodplain forests be restored?', different approaches to the conservation and restoration of these forests are described. This section presents case studies to illustrate the range of options available and concludes with a section on how to monitor restoration success. The fourth section, 'What prospects for restoration?', considers the institutional and policy contexts within which restoration of rivers and floodplain forests takes place, including constraints and drivers. This section also uses case studies to illustrate important trends and opportunities. Finally, the short section, 'What are the principle challenges?', considers both conceptual and practical issues encountered in the restoration of these complex and fascinating ecosystems.},
  keywords = {*imported-from-citeulike-INRMM,~INRMM-MiD:c-13744442,ecosystem-conservation,europe,floodplain-forests,forest-resources,habitat-conservation}
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