(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Reading the landscape : Integrating the theory and practice of geomorphology to develop place-based understandings of river systems

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BRIERLEY G. (1) ; FRYIRS K. (2) ; CULLUM C. (3) ; TADAKI M. (1) ; HUANG H.Q. (4) ; BLUE B. (1) ;
(1) Univ. of Auckland, Auckland, NOUVELLE-ZELANDE
(2) Macquarie Univ., Sydney, AUSTRALIE
(3) Univ. of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, AFRIQUE DU SUD
(4) Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, CHINE


Building upon conceptual and theoretical insights into the geomorphic character, behaviour and evolution of rivers, this paper outlines an approach to the practice of fluvial geomorphology : "reading the landscape". A bottom-up, constructivist approach is applied to identify landforms, assess their morphodynamics, and interpret the interaction and evolution of these features at reach and catchment scales. Reading the landscape is framed as an open-ended and generic set of questions that inform process-form interpretations of river landscapes. This approach provides a basis for scientifically informed management efforts that respect and work with the inherent diversity and dynamics of any given river system


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 37, no5 [pp. 601-621]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 1 fig., 1 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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