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Development of a method to assess ecological impact due to hydrological regime alteration of Scottish rivers. / Black, Andrew R.; Bragg, Olivia M.; Duck, Robert W.; Rowan, John S. (Lead / Corresponding author).

The structure, function and management implications of fluvial sedimentary systems. ed. / Fiona J. Dyer; Martin C. Thoms; Jon M. Olley. Vol. 276 Wallingford, Oxon. : International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), 2002. p. 45-51 (IAHS Series of Proceedings and Reports; Vol. 276).

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Black, AR, Bragg, OM, Duck, RW & Rowan, JS 2002, Development of a method to assess ecological impact due to hydrological regime alteration of Scottish rivers. in FJ Dyer, MC Thoms & JM Olley (eds), The structure, function and management implications of fluvial sedimentary systems. vol. 276, IAHS Series of Proceedings and Reports, vol. 276, International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), Wallingford, Oxon., pp. 45-51, International Symposium on the Structure, Function and Management Implications of Fluvial Sedimentary Systems, Alice Springs, Australia, 2-6 September.

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Black, A. R., Bragg, O. M., Duck, R. W., & Rowan, J. S. (2002). Development of a method to assess ecological impact due to hydrological regime alteration of Scottish rivers. In F. J. Dyer, M. C. Thoms, & J. M. Olley (Eds.), The structure, function and management implications of fluvial sedimentary systems. (Vol. 276, pp. 45-51). (IAHS Series of Proceedings and Reports; Vol. 276). Wallingford, Oxon.: International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS).

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Black AR, Bragg OM, Duck RW, Rowan JS. Development of a method to assess ecological impact due to hydrological regime alteration of Scottish rivers. In Dyer FJ, Thoms MC, Olley JM, editors, The structure, function and management implications of fluvial sedimentary systems. Vol. 276. Wallingford, Oxon.: International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS). 2002. p. 45-51. (IAHS Series of Proceedings and Reports).

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Black, Andrew R.; Bragg, Olivia M.; Duck, Robert W.; Rowan, John S. (Lead / Corresponding author) / Development of a method to assess ecological impact due to hydrological regime alteration of Scottish rivers.

The structure, function and management implications of fluvial sedimentary systems. ed. / Fiona J. Dyer; Martin C. Thoms; Jon M. Olley. Vol. 276 Wallingford, Oxon. : International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), 2002. p. 45-51 (IAHS Series of Proceedings and Reports; Vol. 276).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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