The Resource A study of the roles of geomorphology and perception in the implementation of stream restoration projects, by Claire Ruffing, (electronic resource)

A study of the roles of geomorphology and perception in the implementation of stream restoration projects, by Claire Ruffing, (electronic resource)

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A study of the roles of geomorphology and perception in the implementation of stream restoration projects
Title
A study of the roles of geomorphology and perception in the implementation of stream restoration projects
Statement of responsibility
by Claire Ruffing
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Stream restoration is a popular management technique for addressing degraded freshwater resources in the United States. The implementation of restoration projects has created the need for administrative structures at the local and regional scale which influence public and scientific contributions in the planning process. This study uses a dual approach to investigate the dynamics between scientific contributions and public participation within the framework of stream restoration projects. The first component addresses the motivations behind restoration projects and the ways in which restoration projects are carried out. The history of restoration and the legislative structures define a role for geomorphic contributions in restoration science however; actual disciplinary contributions have been limited to channel specific investigations. Geomorphology has the potential to make greater contributions by incorporating a coupled human-environment system approach in restoration studies. The second component is a case study which relies on a questionnaire to investigate the perceptions of the public members of a local watershed partnership in southwest Missouri to better understand their awareness and support for restoration projects. The findings indicate that specific perceptions are heavily influenced by group characteristics such as residence area, length of residence in the watershed and level of stream-centered interaction. Group differences are an essential aspect of studying the relationship between streams and environmental perception because they strongly influence common ground between the public and scientists and environmental managers
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ruffing, Claire
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation year
2010.
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Urban, Michael A.
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  • Stream restoration
  • Geomorphology
  • Landscape assessment
Target audience
specialized
Label
A study of the roles of geomorphology and perception in the implementation of stream restoration projects, by Claire Ruffing, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on April 1, 2011)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Thesis advisor: Dr. Michael A. Urban
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
712789084
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 136, 22 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)712789084
Label
A study of the roles of geomorphology and perception in the implementation of stream restoration projects, by Claire Ruffing, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on April 1, 2011)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Thesis advisor: Dr. Michael A. Urban
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
712789084
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 136, 22 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)712789084

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