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Soil management and restoration [Chapter 8]

Publications Posted on: September 30, 2020
Soils sequester carbon (C), store and regulate water, cycle nutrients, regulate temperatures, decompose and filter waste, and support life (Dominati et al. 2010). We depend, and will continue to depend, on these ecosystem services provided by soils, services that are products of interactions between and among abiotic and biotic properties and that are the foundation for self-maintenance in an ecosystem (SER 2004).

Intended versus unintended effects during riparian restoration create high quality recreation habitat [Chapter 10]

Publications Posted on: July 17, 2020
Many of the same features that are good for riparian ecology are good for people. Varying flow regimes, diversity of plants and animals, dynamic geomorphology that produces open beaches and shaded/sheltered areas, and most importantly, the presence of water - all are attractive for recreation, so human use can be an explicit part of the restoration equation.

Recreation habitat versus ecological habitat in riparian areas: Can we manage for both? [Chapter 9]

Publications Posted on: July 17, 2020
Yosemite Valley is a narrow, steep-walled canyon with fantastic natural areas, and its scenic and ecological wonders inspired the National Park concept and preservation ethic. But the Merced River through Yosemite Valley is one of the most heavily used non-urban riparian areas in the world. Over 4 million people visit each year, and 90 percent go to the box canyon where towering granite summits rise over 4,000 feet above the meandering river.

Sacramento-San Joaquin System [Chapter 8]

Publications Posted on: July 17, 2020
The Great Central Valley of California occupies 22,500 square miles (58,000 square kilometers) in the interior of northern and central California. At the time of the Gold Rush in 1849, nearly 1 million acres (1,600 square miles, 4,000 square kilometers) of riparian vegetation covered the Central Valley floor along with approximately an equal area of wetlands.

The development of riparian ecosystem restoration in California [Chapter 7]

Publications Posted on: July 17, 2020
The evolution of our modern-day understanding of riparian ecology and the development of the field of riparian ecosystem/habitat restoration underwent significant advances from 1970 to 2000.

It’s not all bad news - riparian areas in the Anthropocene [Chapter 6]

Publications Posted on: July 17, 2020
An abundance of information, some of which is included in other chapters in these volumes, documents and laments the historic loss of or changes to riparian ecosystems. Historic impacts to most riparian organisms, ranging in size from cottonwood trees to microbes, are fairly well documented. Causes of these changes are also well documented or speculated upon based on the best available information.

The Watershed Continuum: A conceptual model of fluvial-riparian ecosystems [Chapter 5]

Publications Posted on: July 17, 2020
Terrestrial fluvial-riparian ecosystems (FREs) are riverine landscapes that integrate aquatic, riparian, and upland domains within watersheds, linking physical, biological, and cultural-economic processes (Tockner et al. 2002).

Using the Southwest Experimental Garden Array to enhance riparian restoration in response to global environmental change: Identifying and deploying genotypes and populations for current and future environments [Chapter 4]

Publications Posted on: July 17, 2020
The role of genetics in ecosystem restoration has largely revolved around the policy of using local genotypes (i.e., those sourced from areas near the restoration site), based on the logic that local plants are best adapted to local conditions (Johnson et al. 2004; Meffe and Carroll 1977).

Vanishing riparian mesquite bosques: Their uniqueness and recovery potential [Chapter 3]

Publications Posted on: July 17, 2020
The “mesquite bosque” (Spanish for “forest” or “woodland”), one of the most unique and productive southwestern riparian habitat types, was once far more abundant than it is today. Twenty-five years ago, Stromberg (1993), with a focus on Arizona, provided an excellent review on the ecology, decline, existing threats, and potential for recovery of these mesquite forests.

A naturalized riparian ecosystem: Consequences of Tamarisk leaf beetle (Diorhabda spp.) biocontrol [Chapter 2]

Publications Posted on: July 17, 2020
Presence of the introduced genus Tamarix has been a perplexing problem for decades along rivers of the southwestern States. It is clearly an invasive species occurring along most perennial, ephemeral, and intermittent drainages of the Southwest including rivers, small streams, and normally dry washes.

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