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Compendium of forest hydrology and geomorphology in British Columbia
Pike, R.G.
Over the last two decades, hydrologists and geomorphologists have often discussed the need to document the history, scientific discoveries, and field expertise gained in watershed management in British Columbia. Several years ago, a group of watershed scientists from FORREX, academia, government, and the private sector gathered at the University of British Columbia to discuss the idea of a provincially relevant summary of hydrology, geomorphology, and watershed management. Through this meeting, the Compendium of Forest Hydrology and Geomorphology was born. As a <b>synthesis</b> document, the Compendium consolidates current scientific knowledge and operational experience into 19 chapters. To ensure reliable, relevant, and scientifically sound information, all chapters were extensively peer reviewed employing the standard double-blind protocol common to most scholarly journals. Chapters in the Compendium summarize the basic scientific information necessary to manage water resources in forested environments, explaining watershed processes and the effects of disturbances across different regions of the province. In short, the Compendium is about British Columbia and is primarily intended for a British Columbian audience, giving it a uniquely regional focus compared to other hydrology texts. At over 800 pages, the Compendium showcases the rich history of forest hydrology, geomorphology, and aquatic ecology research and practice in British Columbia and sets forth the foundation for the future by showing us how much more we have yet to learn.
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Land Management Handbook 66 - Volume 1
Land Management Handbook 66 - Volume 2
Front Matter
Chapter 1 Forest Hydrology in British Columbia: Context and History
Chapter 2 Physiography of British Columbia
Chapter 3 Weather and Climate
Chapter 4 Regional Hydrology
Chapter 5 Forest Practices
Chapter 6 Hydrologic Processes and Watershed Response
Chapter 7 The Effects of Forest Disturbance on Hydrologic Processes and Watershed Response
Chapter 8 Hillslope Processes
Chapter 9 Forest Management Effects on Hillslope Processes
Chapter 10 Channel Geomorphology: Fluvial Forms, Processes, and Forest Management Effects
Chapter 11 Karst Geomorphology, Hydrology, and Management
Chapter 12 Water Quality and Forest Management
Chapter 13 Stream and Riparian Ecology
Chapter 14 Salmonids and the Hydrologic and Geomorphic Features of Their Spawning Streams in British Columbia
Chapter 15 Riparian Management and Effects on Function
Chapter 16 Detecting and Predicting Changes in Watersheds
Chapter 17 Watershed Measurement Methods and Data Limitations
Chapter 18 Stream, Riparian, and Watershed Restoration
Chapter 19 Climate Change Effects on Watershed Processes in British Columbia
Back Matter [Appendices and Index]

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