Modeling Flow-Ecology Responses in the Anthropocene: Challenges for Sustainable Riverine Management
Avril C Horne, Rory Nathan, N LeRoy Poff, Nick R Bond, J Angus Webb, Jun Wang, Andrew John
BioScience | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2019
Climate change will increase water stress in many regions placing greater pressures on rivers to meet human and ecological water needs. Managing rivers experiencing water stress requires a fundamental understanding of how ecosystem processes and functions respond to natural and anthropogenic drivers of flow variability and change. The field of environmental flows meets this need by defining "flow-ecology" relationships-mathematical models linking ecological characteristics and dynamics to the underlying flow regime. However, because these relationships are most often based on historical hydrologic regimes, they implicitly assume climatic stationarity. A fundamental challenge in the Anthropoc..View full abstract
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ACH is funded through an Australian Research Council DECRA grant no. DE180100550. AJ receives funding through an Australian Postgraduate Award and ARC LP 170100598.