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The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry

The Rivers of Greece

Evolution, Current Status and Perspectives

Editors: Skoulikidis, Nikolaos Th., Dimitriou, Elias, Karaouzas, Ioannis (Eds.)

  • A comprehensive review
  • Written by experts in the field
  • Appeals to environmental managers, scientists and policymakers
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This volume provides essential information on the origin and evolution of Greek rivers, as well as their ecological and anthropogenic characteristics. The topics covered include geomythology, biogeography, hydrology, hydrobiology, hydrogeochemistry, geological and biogeochemical processes, anthropogenic pressures and ecological impacts, water management – both in the antiquity and today – and river restoration.

The book is divided into four parts, the first of which explores the importance of rivers for ancient Greek civilization and the natural processes affecting their evolution during the Holocene. In the second part, the hydrological, hydrochemical and biological features of Greek rivers and the unique biogeographical characteristics that form the basis for their high biodiversity and endemism are highlighted, while the third part comprehensively discusses the impacts of environmental pollution on the structure and function of Greek river ecosystems. In turn, the final part describes the current socio-economic factors in Greece that are affecting established water management practices, the application of ecohydrological approaches in restoring fragmented rivers, and the lessons learned from restoring aquatic ecosystems in general as a paradigm for understanding and minimizing anthropogenic impacts on water resources, at the Mediterranean scale.

Given the breadth and depth of its coverage, the book offers an invaluable source of information for researchers, students and environmental managers alike.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Ancient Greece and Water: Climatic Changes, Extreme Events, Water Management, and Rivers in Ancient Greece

    Mariolakos, Ilias D.

    Pages 3-30

  • Natural Processes Versus Human Impacts During the Last Century: A Case Study of the Aliakmon River Delta

    Styllas, Michael

    Pages 31-49

  • The Biogeographic Characteristics of the River Basins of Greece

    Zogaris, Stamatis (et al.)

    Pages 53-95

  • The State and Origin of River Water Composition in Greece

    Skoulikidis, Nikos

    Pages 97-127

  • Long-Term Hydrologic Trends in the Main Greek Rivers: A Statistical Approach

    Mentzafou, Angeliki (et al.)

    Pages 129-165

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eBook $299.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Rivers of Greece
Book Subtitle
Evolution, Current Status and Perspectives
Editors
  • Nikolaos Th. Skoulikidis
  • Elias Dimitriou
  • Ioannis Karaouzas
Series Title
The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry
Series Volume
59
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-55369-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-55369-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-55367-1
Series ISSN
1867-979X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 439
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations, 90 illustrations in colour
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