Riparian ecosystem recovery in arid lands strategies and references by Mark K. Briggs

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Published by University of Arizona Press in Tucson .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Southwest, New.,
  • Mexico.,
  • Southwest, New,
  • Mexico

Subjects:

  • Riparian ecology -- Southwest, New.,
  • Riparian ecology -- Mexico.,
  • Riparian restoration -- Southwest, New.,
  • Riparian restoration -- Mexico.,
  • Riparian ecology -- Southwest, New -- Case studies.,
  • Riparian ecology -- Mexico -- Case studies.,
  • Riparian restoration -- Southwest, New -- Case studies.,
  • Riparian restoration -- Mexico -- Case studies.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementMark K. Briggs.
GenreCase studies.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQH104.5.S6 B77 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 159 p. :
Number of Pages159
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL973067M
ISBN 100816516421, 0816516448
LC Control Number96009957

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By emphasizing evaluation of riparian ecosystems, so that the causes of degradation can be understood, and by offering general approaches that can be tailored to specific situations, Riparian Ecosystem Recovery in Arid Lands takes a holistic approach to riparian recovery that will enable users to better judge whether recovery expenditures are Cited by: By emphasizing evaluation of riparian ecosystems, so that the causes of degradation can be understood, and by offering general approaches that can be tailored to specific situations, Riparian Ecosystem Recovery in Arid Lands takes a holistic approach to riparian recovery that will enable users to better judge whether recovery expenditures are.

An overview --Considering the damaged Riparian area from a watershed perspective --Impacts within the Riparian zone --Natural recovery in Riparian ecosystems --Water availability --The drainageway --Soil salinity and Riparian ecosystems --Developing the recovery plan.

Responsibility: Mark K. Briggs. Riparian Vegetation and Avian Diversity in the Arid and Semi-Arid West In the western U.S., riparian areas constitute less than one percent of the landscape (Knopf et al. ; Dobkin et al. ), yet provide habitat for more avian species than all other ecosystem types combined.

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Mark K. Briggs is a stream ecologist with more than twenty-five years of experience restoring streams in the western United States and northern Mexico. He led binational restoration efforts along the Rios Grande and Bravo and the Colorado River.

He is the author of Riparian Ecosystem Recovery in Arid Lands. Briggs is an adjunct professor at the. and that riparian recovery is contingent upon total rest from grazing.

Abstract This paper summarizes the major effects of livestock grazin g on stream and riparian ecosystems in the arid West.

We focused primarily on results from peer-reviewed, experimental studies. His research focuses on soil-atmosphere interactions in the context of arid land biogeochemical cycles, and arid land agro-ecology. He specifically investigates invasive plant influence on soil-microbial interactions in southwestern US riparian systems, water use impacts on greenhouse gas flux in arid agro-ecosystems, and the climate footprint.

Alan Hill (Chapter 3 in this book) correctly stresses the importance of the riparian zone to chemistry of the surface stream; however, most of the work reviewed in that chapter was done in streams in which the main direction of water flow is from upland, through the riparian zone, and into the stream channel.

In arid and semiarid regions, in. Water availability is the major factor determining the structure and function of desert riparian ecosystems in arid inland river basins (Stromberg et al., ).Currently, the desert riparian.

A Guide for Desert and Dryland Restoration is the first comprehensive book focused on restoring arid regions, and clearly demonstrates that arid lands can be successfully rehabilitated. In addition to restorationists, the book will be an invaluable resource for anyone working in arid lands, including farmers, ranchers, gardeners, landscapers.

Populus euphratica is a rare, ancient and endangered species, and is only able to form forests in inland river basins located in arid areas 1,2,3, is also an essential component of desert riparian ecosystems 5, Forest Tree Genetic Resources Panel of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations confirmed that P.

euphratica was a core protected tree in arid and semi-arid. Arid-Land Riparian Ecosystems From a broad perspective, Mexico is an arid nation. The Mexican National Forest Inventory provides an estimate of million hectares of arid and semi-arid lands in the country (Subsecretaria Forestal.

13). In arid regions, riparian ecosystems are. Document Location: ABE Books, Awar Books Work initiated by: Work funded by: Type of review: Location of Work: Abstract or brief summary: Provides a recent history of sw riparian areas, factors affecting revegetation, information regarding several riparian species, and factors for determining success of revegetation efforts.

Riparian and meadow ecosystems - A process based approach has been developed for maintaining and restoring these ecosystems that is based on knowledge of their geomorphology, hydrology and vegetation communities. This work has been synthesized in a Island Press book and a RMRS GTR, both edited by Chambers and Miller (see above).

Throughout the world, riparian habitats have been dramatically modified from their natural condition. Dams are one of the principal causes of these changes, because of their alteration of water and sediment regimes (Nilsson and Berggren ).Because of the array of ecological goods and services provided by natural riparian ecosystems (Naiman and Decamps ), their conservation and.

In many instances, recovery of riparian vegetation can be attained simply by discontinuing those land- and water-use practices that caused degradation (passive restoration).

Attempts to actively restore altered systems without first removing or reversing the cause of decline are not likely to achieve functional riparian vegetation.

“The world’s arid lands cover 40% of the global land area and they make up a significant yet fragile ecological system that supports a third of the world’s population,” said Dr. Kingsley Dixon, John Curtin Distinguished Professor and Director of the ARC Centre for Mine Site Restoration at Curtin University in Perth, Australia.

Fish and wildlife resource needs in riparian ecosystems: Proceedings of a workshop. National Water Resource Analysis Group, Eastern Energy and Land Use Team,U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Kearneysville, WV.

53 pp. Warner, R.E. California riparian study program: Background information and proposed study. “Survey of livestock influences on stream and riparian ecosystems in the western United States,” Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, vol.

54, no. 1, pp. –, Cannon, M.R. and. James A. MacMahon, in Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, V.A. General Characteristics. Soils of arid lands are generally low in organic matter and range from slightly acidic to strongly alkaline on the surface. In many places the accumulation of calcium carbonate in the upper parts of the profile may create hardpans of cemented calcium carbonate, but also of silica or iron compounds.

Abigail J. Darrah, Charles van Riper, Riparian bird density decline in response to biocontrol of Tamarix from riparian ecosystems along the Dolores River in SW Colorado, USA, Biological Invasions, /sz, 20, 3, (), ().

effectiveness of riparian revegetation in Arizona. Restoration and Management Notes Briggs, M. Riparian ecosystem recovery in arid lands: strategies and references.

University of Arizona Press, Tucson, Arizona. Briggs, M.K. and S. Cornelius. Opportunities for ecological improvement along the lower Colorado River. Childrens Books Phonics Set First Little Kindergarten Grade Homeschool Lot $ $ Free shipping. Riparian Ecosystem Recovery in Arid Lands: Strategies and References Paperback.

$ Free shipping. FIVE-PACK BUNDLE / LOT OF DR. SEUSS BOOKS ~ End date: arid lands. Thus, early efforts to synthesize this work via meta-analysis, value transfer, and the development of ecosystem services tools also took place largely outside the arid lands of the U.S.

Southwest. For example, Farber () completed an early synthesis of ecosystem services studies for coastal Louisiana, Villa et al. ( Riparian ecosystems provide essential ecological functions, especially in western North America.

While western riparian ecosystems occupy land area (Svejcar, ), they provide habitat for about one-third of the plant species. In the arid Southwest about 60% of all vertebrate species (Omhart and Anderson, ) and 70% of all. This improved understanding will provide valuable support to decisionmakers by: (1) providing an improved framework for examining alternative land and river management practices; and (2) allowing them to assess potential risks to the biotic integrity of the riparian ecosystem from the anthropogenic manipulation of the hydrology and ecology systems.

An early result of this effort was the publication of Riparian Ecosystem Recovery in Arid Lands: Strategies and References (Briggs ). This guidebook targets resource managers, biologists, hydrologists, government planners, and concerned citizens interested in developing site-specific recovery plans for damaged riparian areas in the.

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