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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.issn1535-1459en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/rra.3448en_US
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.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherWileyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom451en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto458en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue5en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalRiver Research and Applicationsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume35en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Science and Managementen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Engineeringen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEcologyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0502en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0907en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0602en_US
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technologyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicineen_US
dc.subject.keywordsPhysical Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsEnvironmental Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsWater Resourcesen_US
dc.titleLarge rivers as complex adaptive ecosystemsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationThoms, M; Sheldon, F, Large rivers as complex adaptive ecosystems, River Research and Applications, 2019, 35 (5), pp. 451-458en_US
dc.date.updated2019-10-08T02:48:30Z
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gro.griffith.authorSheldon, Fran


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