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Environmental FlowsSaving Rivers in the Third Millennium$
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Angela H. Arthington

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780520273696

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520273696.001.0001

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Environmental Flow Relationships, Models, and Applications

Environmental Flow Relationships, Models, and Applications

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Environmental Flows

Angela H. Arthington

University of California Press

Environmental flow assessment and effective management require capacity to predict the future ecological condition of a river ecosystem after its flow regime has been altered. This chapter is devoted to recent developments in modeling ecological responses to flow in natural, regulated, and restored river systems. The main themes are flow and thermal regime; water chemistry; aquatic and riparian vegetation; and invertebrate and fish habitats, populations, and assemblage models. Bayesian methods receive particular attention. The chapter ends with an outline of several tenets from the Riverine Ecosystem Synthesis, recently proposed as a framework for predicting how patterns of individual species distributions, community regulation, ecosystem processes, and floodplain interactions can be expected to vary over the hydrogeomorphic zones and patches of river systems.

Keywords:   modeling ecological responses, flow and thermal regimewater chemistry, vegetation, invertebrates, fish, Bayesian methods, Riverine Ecosystem Synthesis

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