What's in a name? A naming convention for geomorphic river types using the River Styles Framework.

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dc.contributor.author Fryirs, Kirstie A en
dc.contributor.author Brierley, Gary en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-07T00:56:49Z en
dc.date.issued 2018-01 en
dc.identifier.citation PloS one 13(9):e0201909 Jan 2018 en
dc.identifier.issn 1932-6203 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/51910 en
dc.description.abstract Meaningful iteration between place-based knowledge of rivers and generalised, theoretically-framed understandings is a significant challenge in river science and management. How can we communicate knowledge of the inherent complexity of river systems in light of managerial quests for simple, easy-to-apply frameworks that can be used by a wide range of practitioners, such that we can meaningfully transfer experiences in river science and management from one situation to another? Identification, definition, classification and naming are vital parts of this process. In a sense, a name is like a 'brand', for which a consistency of product is expected. The River Styles Framework is a flexible, open-ended approach to river science and management. The Framework applies a set of hierarchical principles to differentiate reaches, interpret their process-based behaviour and examine interactions between patterns of reaches at the catchment scale. Here we outline an evolution and tightening of the Framework to better communicate how to identify and name types of river at the reach scale. Like the River Styles Framework itself, the naming convention applies hierarchical procedures, starting at the valley setting scale, and incorporating analyses of river planform, channel and floodplain landforms (geomorphic units) and bed material texture. Using a series of examples from around the world, we show how this naming convention can be applied to name river reaches and can be adapted to particular purposes in a consistent, readily communicable manner. We outline various challenges that are faced in managing the use of such a naming convention. en
dc.format.medium Electronic-eCollection en
dc.language eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries PloS one en
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dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
dc.subject Conservation of Natural Resources en
dc.subject Ecosystem en
dc.subject Rivers en
dc.subject Water Movements en
dc.subject Geography en
dc.subject Terminology as Topic en
dc.title What's in a name? A naming convention for geomorphic river types using the River Styles Framework. en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1371/journal.pone.0201909 en
pubs.issue 9 en
pubs.begin-page e0201909 en
pubs.volume 13 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The authors en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't en
pubs.subtype research-article en
pubs.subtype Journal Article en
pubs.elements-id 754402 en
pubs.org-id Science en
pubs.org-id School of Environment en
dc.identifier.eissn 1932-6203 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2018-09-20 en
pubs.dimensions-id 30231079 en

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