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What's in a Name? Patterns, Trends, and Suggestions for Defining Non-Perennial Rivers and Streams

Michelle H Busch, Katie H Costigan, Ken M Fritz, Thibault Datry, Corey A Krabbenhoft, John C Hammond, Margaret Zimmer, Julian D Olden, Ryan M Burrows, Walter K Dodds, Kate S Boersma, Margaret Shanafield, Stephanie K Kampf, Meryl C Mims, Michael T Bogan, Adam S Ward, Mariana Perez Rocha, Sarah Godsey, George H Allen, Joanna R Blaszczak Show all

Water | MDPI | Published : 2020


Rivers that cease to flow are globally prevalent. Although many epithets have been used for these rivers, a consensus on terminology has not yet been reached. Doing so would facilitate a marked increase in interdisciplinary interest as well as critical need for clear regulations. Here we reviewed literature from Web of Science database searches of 12 epithets to learn (Objective 1—O1) if epithet topics are consistent across Web of Science categories using latent Dirichlet allocation topic modeling. We also analyzed publication rates and topics over time to (O2) assess changes in epithet use. We compiled literature definitions to (O3) identify how epithets have been delineated and, lastly, su..

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