NCEAS Project 2091

Interdisciplinary synthesis of recent natural and managed floods

  • William K. Michener
  • Richard Haeuber

ActivityDatesFurther Information
Working Group14th—16th September 1998Participant List  
Working Group1st—7th May 1999Participant List  
Working Group13th—19th November 1999Participant List  
Working Group7th—12th May 2000Participant List  

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Science, policy, and resource management knowledge gaps as they relate to flooding will be addressed by three NCEAS working groups. Specific objectives are to:

  • synthesize existing knowledge, incorporating inter-site comparative analyses where appropriate;
  • relate results from studies of natural flood disturbances to those of managed floods to devise scientifically sound management prescriptions;
  • examine how floods have served as the impetus for policy change and evaluate the effectiveness of those policies; and
  • identify needs and design research approaches that can take advantage of new ¿¿¿windows of opportunity¿¿¿.

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Book Chapter Benda, Lee; Miller, D. J.; Dunne, Thomas; Reeves, Gordon H.; Agee, J. K. 1998. Dynamic landscape systems. Edited by Naiman, R.; Bilby, R.; Kantor, S.. River Ecology and Management: Lessons from the Pacific Coastal Ecoregion. Springer-Verlag. New York. Pages 261-288.
Journal Article Birkland, Thomas; Burby, Ray; Conrad, David; Cortner, Hanna J.; Michener, William K. 2003. River ecology and flood hazard mitigation. Natural Hazards Review. Vol: 4(1). Pages 46-54.
Journal Article Dunne, Thomas. 1998. Critical data requirements for prediction of erosion and sedimentation in mountain drainage basins. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. Vol: 34(4). Pages 795-808.
Journal Article Dunne, Thomas; Mertes, Leal; Meade, R. H.; Richey, J. E.; Forsberg, Bruce R. 1998. Exchanges of sediment between flood plain and the channel of the Amazon River in Brazil. Geological Society of America Bulletin. Vol: 110. Pages 450-467.
Book Chapter Dunne, Thomas. 1998. Hydrologic landscapes...on a the future. National Academy Press. Washington, DC. Pages 10-43.
Presentations Dunne, Thomas. 1999. Amazon River basin hydrology from whole-basin to hillslope scales. Regional Conference. International Association of Geomorphology. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Presentations Dunne, Thomas. 1999. Channel-floodplain sedimentation. Pacific Division of Americon Association for the Advancement of Science. San Francisco, California.
Journal Article Haeuber, Richard; Michener, William K. 1998. Natural flood control. Issues in Science and Technology. Vol: 15. Pages 74.
Journal Article Johnson, Sherri L.; Swanson, Fred; Grant, Gordon; Wondzell, Steve. 2000. Riparian forest disturbances by a mountain flood - the influence of floated wood. Hydrological Processes. Vol: 14. Pages 3031.
Journal Article Michener, William K. 1997. Quantitatively evaluating restoration experiments: Research design, statistical analysis, and data management considerations. Restoration Ecology. Vol: 5. Pages 324-337.
Book Michener, William K.; Brunt, James W. 2000. Ecological Data: Design, Management and Processing (Ecology Series). Blackwell. Oxford.