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River Styles Figure. Example of a catchment-framed nested hierarchy of spatial scales and associated functions (The River Styles Framework). Salmonid functions shown in italics. Redrawn adaptation of figure in Brierley & Fryirs (2005), from Wheaton (2008).


  • 2005. Brierley, G and Fryirs, K. Geomorphology and River Management: Applications of the River Styles Framework. Blackwell Publishing, Victoria, Australia, 398 pp.
  • 2008 (submitted) Wheaton, JM. Uncertainty in Morphological Sediment Budgeting of Rivers. Unpublished PhD Thesis, University of Southampton, Southampton. 
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