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Palmer, M., Hondula, K., Koch, B. 2014. Ecological Restoration of Streams and Rivers: Shifting Strategies and Shifting Goals: Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics. University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Volume 45, Pages 247-269
restoration, River, Channels
Ecological restoration has grown rapidly and now encompasses not only classic ecological theory but also utilitarian concerns, such as preparedness for climate change and provisioning of ecosystem services. Three dominant perspectives compete to influence the science and practices of river restoration. A strong focus on channel morphology has led to approaches that involve major Earth-moving activities, such as channel reconfiguration with the unmet assumption that ecological recovery will follow. A plethora of new studies worldwide provide data on why and how rivers are being restored as well as the project outcomes.