One of the joys of working in a relatively new science, like ecohydraulics, is the freedom to read a wide variety of papers. However, deciding where to focus your reading efforts can be difficult. If you’re a newcomer to the field here’s a list of our “classics” to get you started.
Frissell CA, Liss WJ, Warren CE and Hurley MD (1986) A hierarchical framework for stream habitat classification: viewing streams in a watershed context. Environmental Management, 10: 199-214.
What ECoENet said: “A must-read in terms of scale and context – linking together hydrological processes and ecological function.”
Clausen B and Biggs B (1997) Relationships between benthic biota and hydrological indices in New Zealand streams. Freshwater Biology 38: 327-342.
What ECoENet said: “It has had a major influence on environmental flow setting in New Zealand.”
Poff NL, Allan JD, Bain MB, Karr JR, Prestegaard KL, Richter BD, Sparks R. and Stromberg JC (1997) The natural flow regime. BioScience 47: 769-784.
What ECoENet said: “You can almost taste the complexity of rivers!”
Goodwin P and Hardy TB (1999) Integrated simulation of physical, chemical and ecological processes for river management. Journal of Hydroinformatics 1: 33-58.
What ECoENet said: “A careful consideration of the linkages between temporal and spatial scales of the physical, chemical and biological components of river systems, a basic tenet of ecohydraulics.”
Liao JC, Beal DN, Lauder GV and Triantafyllou MS (2003) The Kármán gait: novel body kinematics of rainbow trout swimming in a vortex street. Journal of Experimental Biology 206: 1059-1073.
What ECoENet said: “The perfect demonstration of a fish embedded in turbulent flow.”
Wohl E, Angermeier PL, Bledsoe B, Kondolf GM, MacDonnell L, Merritt DM, Palmer MA, Poff NL and Tarboton D (2005) River restoration. Water Resources Research 41: W10301.
What ECoENet said: “A review of the challenges of river restoration, championing restoration of process rather than the vision of a fixed end-point.”
Lancaster J and Downes BJ (2010) Linking the hydraulic world of individual organisms to ecological processes: putting ecology into ecohydraulics. River Research and Applications 26: 385-403.
What ECoENet said: “The starting paper (1 of 3) of an interesting discussion in ecohydraulics about understanding complex invertebrate-flow relationships.”