Rivers of Europe,
Edition 2
Edited by Klement Tockner, Christiane Zarfl and Christopher T. Robinson

Publication Date: 11 Nov 2021

Rivers of Europe, Second Edition, presents the latest update on the only primary source of complete and comparative baseline data on the biological and hydrological characteristics of more than 180 of the highest profile rivers in Europe. With even more full-color photographs and maps, the book includes conservation information on current patterns of river use and the extent to which human society has exploited and impacted them. Each chapter includes up to 10 featured rivers, with detailed information on their physiography, hydrology, ecology/biodiversity and human impacts. Rivers selected for specific coverage include the largest, the most natural, and those most affected by humans.

This book provides the most comprehensive information ecologists and conservation managers need to better assess their management and meet the EU legislative good governance targets.

Key Features

  • Includes comparison photos of rivers, along with information on the history and management of each river
  • Presents summary information on hydrological, ecological and freshwater biodiversity patterns and trends of each river
  • Highlights environmental issues of great importance to citizens and governments, including fragmentation by dams, pollution, introduction of nonnative species and reductions in biodiversity
About the author
Edited by Klement Tockner, Director General of the Senckenberg Society for Nature Research and professor for Ecosystem Sciences at Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany ; Christiane Zarfl, Department of Geosciences, Centre for Applied Geoscience, Environmental Systems Analysis, Eberhard Karls Universitat Tubingen, Germany and Christopher T. Robinson, Department of Limnology, EAWAG (Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology) and ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), Dubendorf/Zurich, Switzerland
Book details
ISBN: 9780081026120
Page Count: 942
Retail Price : £155.00
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