Aug 27 2013Braided rivers are iconic features of the New Zealand landscape This will use the DELWAQ (water quality and ecology) module of the Delft3D modelling suite and will bring us a step closer to our vision of having a numerical braided river for evaluating and managing the consequences of water use schemes NIWA Contacts Two mechanisms lateral migration by the braid‐train and reactivation of abandoned channels within floodplains operating separately or in combination are responsible for floodplain reworking and their relatively young age (250 years) Clearly braided rivers can construct substantial areas of well developed floodplain

Fluvial Processes in Braided Rivers

Lane SN (2006) Approaching the system-scale understanding of braided river behaviour In: Sambrook Smith GH Best JL Bristow CS Petts GE (eds) Braided rivers: process deposits ecology and management vol 36 International Association of Sedimentologists Blackwell Oxford pp 107–135 (special publication) Google Scholar

Jun 09 2008Braided Rivers: Process Deposits Ecology and Management (International Association Of Sedimentologists Series Book 5) - Kindle edition by Sambrook Smith Gregory H Best James L Bristow Charlie S Petts Geoffrey E Download it once and read it on your Kindle device PC phones or tablets Use features like bookmarks note taking and highlighting while reading Braided Rivers:

Two mechanisms lateral migration by the braid‐train and reactivation of abandoned channels within floodplains operating separately or in combination are responsible for floodplain reworking and their relatively young age (250 years) Clearly braided rivers can construct substantial areas of well developed floodplain

Ecology of braided rivers 339 Klement Tockner Achim Paetzold Ute Karaus Ccile Claret and Jrg Zettel Riparian tree establishment on gravel bars: interactions between plant growth strategy and the physical environment 361 Robert A Francis Angela M Gurnell Geoffrey

Nov 04 2007The braided rivers with their ever-changing water channels are recognized as one of New Zealand's most distinctive and important ecosystem We made a survey of the vegetation on the shingle plains in the upper reaches of the braided rivers of South Island A well-defined colonizing vegetation type was recognized

explore the ecology of braided rivers in the Mackenzie Basin

braided-river birds and is one of the main contributors to population decline Predators of riverbed nesting birds include feral cats stoats ferrets and hedgehogs These special ecosystems are also under threat from agriculture as farm edges often surround braided rivers and the rivers are actively controlled to reduce the risk of flooding

This phenomenon has been observed in braided river systems around the world proposing the question of whether braided rivers should be considered as an endangered river system As a proponent to this notion a myriad of endangered species especially birds throughout the world have dependent relationships with braided river ecology

braided-river birds and is one of the main contributors to population decline Predators of riverbed nesting birds include feral cats stoats ferrets and hedgehogs These special ecosystems are also under threat from agriculture as farm edges often surround braided rivers and the rivers are actively controlled to reduce the risk of flooding

Riparian forests along streams and rivers are diverse in species structure and regeneration processes and have important ecological functions in maintaining landscape and biodiversity This book discusses riparian forests from subpolar to warm-temperate zones covering headwater streams braided rivers on alluvial fans and low-gradient

The wide unstable braided riverbeds of the eastern South Island New Zealand have been inhabited by a diverse avifauna Several species including the wrybill breed only on these rivers Use is res tricted mainly to the breeding season from September to December so this was the critical study period Previous behaviourally oriented studies

the ecology of braided rivers primarily to those with gravel beds Braided sand-bed rivers such as the famous Brahmaputra-Jamuna network are not included although environmental conditions and ecological properties are supposed to be similar to gravel-bed rivers

The wide unstable braided riverbeds of the eastern South Island New Zealand have been inhabited by a diverse avifauna Several species including the wrybill breed only on these rivers Use is res tricted mainly to the breeding season from September to December so this was the critical study period Previous behaviourally oriented studies

This important book brings together eighteen cutting-edge research papers first presented at the Second International Conference on Braided Rivers It includes the latest research on the dynamics deposits and ecology of these rivers Essential reading for geomorphologists earth scientists engineers and ecologists with a pure and applied interest in the study modelling and management of

Hydrological factors influencing the ecology of riverbed

The wide unstable braided riverbeds of the eastern South Island New Zealand have been inhabited by a diverse avifauna Several species including the wrybill breed only on these rivers Use is res tricted mainly to the breeding season from September to December so this was the critical study period Previous behaviourally oriented studies

The unstable river channels and high levels of disturbance present in braided rivers is a key factor regulating vegetation and the use of the areas by breeding birds The original vegetation on braided rivers is highly specialised and consists primarily of ground cover plants such as common scabweed (Raoulia hookeri) and an absence of tall

Exposed riverine sediments or ERS are composed of silt sand and gravel deposited by streams but exposed as water level falls Other terms for ERS include river shingle point bars berms and shoals and they are most common in actively meandering and braided rivers

Aug 27 2013Braided rivers are iconic features of the New Zealand landscape This will use the DELWAQ (water quality and ecology) module of the Delft3D modelling suite and will bring us a step closer to our vision of having a numerical braided river for evaluating and managing the consequences of water use schemes NIWA Contacts

It includes the latest research on the dynamics deposits and ecology of these rivers Essential reading for geomorphologists earth scientists engineers and ecologists with a pure and applied interest in the study modelling and management of braided rivers

the Himalayas Canterbury contains 60% of the braided-river habitat in New Zealand and the Mackenzie Basin contains some of the most pristine of these rivers This field guide briefly describes the ecology of some eighty introduced and native species found in the braided rivers and wetlands of

Lane SN (2006) Approaching the system-scale understanding of braided river behaviour In: Sambrook Smith GH Best JL Bristow CS Petts GE (eds) Braided rivers: process deposits ecology and management vol 36 International Association of Sedimentologists Blackwell Oxford pp 107–135 (special publication) Google Scholar