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dc.contributor.authorThoms, Martin
dc.contributor.authorSheldon, Fran
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-08T02:50:39Z
dc.date.available2019-10-08T02:50:39Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1535-1459
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/rra.3448
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/388124
dc.description.abstractLarge rivers dominate the world's terrestrial surface, yet we are still learning of their structure, how they function, and whether they are different not only from each other, but also from smaller rivers. There is a benefit in framing large rivers as complex adaptive systems, as they contain essential features of these entities, the emergent properties of which are nonlinear and often display unpredictable behaviour in space and time, contagion, and modularity. Large rivers are also social–ecological systems with a high degree of coupling between natural and human components. The manuscripts in this special issue highlight these fundamental properties for large river ecosystems from different geographic regions of the world. This special issue is dedicated to three former editorial board members of River Research and Applications. The loss of Professors Bryan Davies (University of Cape Town, South Africa), Jay O'Keefe (Rhodes University, South Africa), and Keith Walker (University of Adelaide, Australia) leaves a great gap and a rich memory bank in river science—especially large river ecosystems.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWiley
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom451
dc.relation.ispartofpageto458
dc.relation.ispartofissue5
dc.relation.ispartofjournalRiver Research and Applications
dc.relation.ispartofvolume35
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Science and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEcology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Engineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0502
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0602
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0907
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsPhysical Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsEnvironmental Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsWater Resources
dc.titleLarge rivers as complex adaptive ecosystems
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationThoms, M; Sheldon, F, Large rivers as complex adaptive ecosystems, River Research and Applications, 2019, 35 (5), pp. 451-458
dc.date.updated2019-10-08T02:48:30Z
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorSheldon, Fran


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