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Restoring Riverine Landscapes: The Challenge of Identifying Priorities, Reference States, and Techniques

Christer Nilsson, Umeň University
Roland Jansson, Umeň University
Bj÷rn Malmqvist, Umeň University
Robert J Naiman, University of Washington

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Abstract

This special issue of Ecology and Society on restoring riverine landscapes draws together nine presentations from the Second International Symposium on Riverine Landscapes, convened in August 2004 in Storforsen, Sweden. We summarize three themes related to river restoration: (1) setting priorities, (2) identifying relevant reference conditions, and (3) choosing appropriate techniques. We discuss ways of developing river restoration and provide examples of future needs in sustaining functioning river ecosystems that can support human societies.

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reference conditions; restoration objectives; restoration techniques; river restoration.
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