Geomorphology in action: Linking policy with on-the-ground actions through applications of the River Styles framework

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Show simple item record Brierley, Gary en Fryirs, KA en Cook, N en Outhet, D en Raine, A en Parsons, L en Healey, M en 2012-03-29T02:09:07Z en 2011 en
dc.identifier.citation Applied Geography 31:1132-1143 2011 en
dc.identifier.issn 0143-6228 en
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dc.description.abstract Integrative approaches to natural resources management build upon scientifically informed policy frameworks. Landscape templates provide a physical platformwith which to develop and enact coherent measures which balance concerns for ecosystem health and economic development. The River Styles framework (Brierley & Fryirs, 2000, 2005, p. 398) is a geomorphic tool that feeds scientific information into river management applications and prioritization, striving to ensure that actions reflect the values of a given place. Three recent developments in the use of the River Styles framework in New South Wales, Australia are reported here. First, the use of this cross-scalar, catchment-framed tool in the development and implementation of proactive and strategic management measures is outlined. Regional-scale conservation planning activities are applied using reference reaches for differing River Styles. Catchmentscale investigations into river character, behaviour and evolutionary trajectory frame site/reach considerations in their catchment context. Second, policy links to on-the-ground activities are explored, highlighting ways in which a physical landscape template provides an integrating platform for catchment action planning, water management planning, vegetation management, water quality assessment, conservation and rehabilitation planning and implementation, and monitoring programs. These applications build upon a fragility index that combines concerns for common values, system condition and risk. Third, extensions to the River Styles framework that support management of urban streams are outlined. The use of Geographic Information Systems as a cross-scalar spatial analysis tool with which to guide coherent management applications is highlighted. en
dc.publisher Elsevier Ltd. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Applied Geography en
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dc.title Geomorphology in action: Linking policy with on-the-ground actions through applications of the River Styles framework en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.apgeog.2011.03.002 en
pubs.begin-page 1132 en
pubs.volume 31 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Elsevier Ltd. en
pubs.end-page 1143 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 274388 en Science en School of Environment en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2012-01-16 en

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