Key ecohydraulics publications

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.

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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.

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What ECoENet said: “A must-read in terms of scale and context – linking together hydrological processes and ecological function.

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Clausen B and Biggs B (1997) Relationships between benthic biota and hydrological indices in New Zealand streams. Freshwater Biology 38: 327-342.

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What ECoENet said: “It has had a major influence on environmental flow setting in New Zealand.

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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.

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What ECoENet said: “You can almost taste the complexity of rivers!

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Goodwin P and Hardy TB (1999) Integrated simulation of physical, chemical and ecological processes for river management. Journal of Hydroinformatics 1: 33-58.

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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.

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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.

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What ECoENet said: “The perfect demonstration of a fish embedded in turbulent flow.

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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.

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What ECoENet said: “A review of the challenges of river restoration, championing restoration of process rather than the vision of a fixed end-point.

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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.

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What ECoENet said: “The starting paper (1 of 3) of an interesting discussion in ecohydraulics about understanding complex invertebrate-flow relationships.

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