Geomorphic units are the building blocks of riverscapes and a conveneint lens for discriminating fluvial habitats. We looked at the Wheaton et al. (2015) Fluvial Taxonomy for geomorphic units, structural elements and margins in riverscapes, which is an extension of the River Styles Framework. We used this as the basis for reading and describing ecohydraulic habitats.
2015 Fluvial Taxonomy
- Wheaton J, Fryirs K, Brierley GJ, Bangen SG, Bouwes N, O’Brien G. 2015. Geomorphic Mapping and Taxonomy of Fluvial Landforms. Geomorphology 248 : 273–295. DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.07.010
Good Text Books on Fluvial Geomorphology
Brierley & Fryirs (2005)
- Brierley, G., and K. Fryirs 2005. Geomorphology and River Management: Applications of the River Styles Framework. Blackwell Publishing, Victoria, Australia.
Fyirs & Brierley (2013)
- Fryirs KA, Brierley GA. 2013. Geomorphic Analysis of River Systems: An Approach to Reading the Landscape, First Edition. Blackwell Publishing Ltd.: Chichester, U.K.