British and Irish rivers

Chris Soulsby, Doerthe Tetzlaff, Chris N. Gibbins, Iain A. Malcolm

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The British Isles, comprising the United Kingdom (Scotland, England, Wales, and Northern Ireland) and the Republic of Ireland, lies at the northwest Atlantic seaboard of Europe. The latitude and longitude ranges from around 50°N to 61°N and 2°E to 11°W. As the landmasses of mainland Britain and the island of Ireland are small, the sea is always close, and the rivers are small in comparison with continental Europe. Despite this, the area has marked differences in climate, geology, and population densities that result in a diverse range of rivers with distinctive physical, chemical, and ecological characteristics and varying degrees of human impact.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRivers of Europe
EditorsKlement Tockner, Christiane Zarfl, Christopher T. Robinson
Number of pages45
Edition2nd edition
ISBN (Electronic)9780081026120
ISBN (Print)9780081026137
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Biogeochemistry
  • British isles
  • Catchments
  • Fisheries
  • Geomorphology
  • Land use


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