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The pace of human-induced change in large rivers: stresses, resilience and vulnerability to extreme events

The pace of human-induced change in large rivers: stresses, resilience and vulnerability to extreme events
The pace of human-induced change in large rivers: stresses, resilience and vulnerability to extreme events
The world’s great rivers are threatened by a range of anthropogenic stresses - climate change being just one - that are driving a major sustainability crisis. As rivers react to these stressors, declining resilience makes them more vulnerable to extreme events, amplifying their effects and driving system change from which there may be no recovery. Future governance must recognise both the rate of change associated with singular and compound anthropogenic stressors, and the potential for extreme events to transgress sustainability thresholds.
2590-3330
510-514
Best, James
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Darby, Stephen
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Best, James
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Darby, Stephen
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Best, James and Darby, Stephen (2020) The pace of human-induced change in large rivers: stresses, resilience and vulnerability to extreme events. One Earth, 2 (6), 510-514. (doi:10.1016/j.oneear.2020.05.021).

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The world’s great rivers are threatened by a range of anthropogenic stresses - climate change being just one - that are driving a major sustainability crisis. As rivers react to these stressors, declining resilience makes them more vulnerable to extreme events, amplifying their effects and driving system change from which there may be no recovery. Future governance must recognise both the rate of change associated with singular and compound anthropogenic stressors, and the potential for extreme events to transgress sustainability thresholds.

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Accepted/In Press date: 21 May 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 19 June 2020
Published date: 19 June 2020

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Local EPrints ID: 441618
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/441618
ISSN: 2590-3330
PURE UUID: 3f8593a9-a832-42ab-ad9d-a61f89ec776a
ORCID for Stephen Darby: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8778-4394

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Date deposited: 19 Jun 2020 16:38
Last modified: 23 Jul 2022 04:55

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Author: James Best
Author: Stephen Darby ORCID iD

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