Detecting ecological responses to flow variation using Bayesian hierarchical models
J Angus Webb, Michael J Stewardson, Wayne M Koster
Freshwater Biology | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2010
This research was supported by the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment, as part of VEFMAP. We acknowledge the support of VEFMAP team members Yung En Chee, Peter Cottingham, Sabine Schreiber, Michael Jensz and Andrew Sharpe as well as the scientific steering committee ( Gerry Quinn, Angela Arthington, Mark Kennard, Barbara Downes, Alison King, Wayne Tennant), and the CMA Environmental Water Requirement officers in this larger project. Several of the above named provided useful comments on an earlier version of this manuscript. We also thank Michael McClain and Ken Newman for their reviews of the submitted manuscript. We thank Simon Bonner and other members of the BUGS community for their assistance with model formulation. The map in this paper was produced by Chandra Jayasuriya of the Department of Resource Management and Geography. Data for the analyses in this paper were commissioned and provided by the Glenelg, Wimmera and West Gippsland catchment management authorities. We would particularly like to thank Matt O'Brien, Hugh Christie and Jodie Halliwell for their assistance with data.