P. D'ODORICO AND A. PORPORATO (ed.) Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. Soft cover, 341 pp. $69.95. ISBN 1-4020-4261-2.

This very timely compilation of manuscripts is focused on the relatively new scientific field of ecohydrology. As quoted by the editors of this volume, Rodriguez-Iturbe (2000) defined ecohydrology as “the science which seeks to describe the hydrologic mechanisms that underlie ecologic patterns and processes.” Ecohydrology uses a multidisciplinary approach which links together dynamics of climate, water, vegetation, and soil. The framework allows these linked processes to be studied as an integrated system, thus aiding in our understanding of how alterations to the physical...

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