Journal article

The role of floods and droughts on riverine ecosystems under a changing climate

Piotr Parasiewicz, Elise L King, J Angus Webb, Mikolaj Piniewski, Claudio Comoglio, Christian Wolter, Anthonie D Buijse, David Bjerklie, Paolo Vezza, Andreas Melcher, Katarzyna Suska

Fisheries Management and Ecology | Wiley | Published : 2019


Floods and droughts are key driving forces shaping aquatic ecosystems. Climate change may alter key attributes of these events and consequently health and distribution of aquatic species. Improved knowledge of biological responses to different types of floods and droughts in rivers should allow the better prediction of the ecological consequences of climate change‐induced flow alterations. This review highlights that in unmodified ecosystems, the intensity and direction of biological impacts of floods and droughts vary, but the overall consequence is an increase in biological diversity and ecosystem health. To predict the impact of climate change, metrics that allow the quantitative linking ..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Narodowe Centrum Nauki

Awarded by FP7 Environment

Awarded by European Commission

Funding Acknowledgements

Narodowe Centrum Nauki, Grant/Award Number: 2018/31/D/ST10/03817; FP7 Environment, Grant/Award Number: REFORM 282656; European Commission, Grant/Award Number: 282656