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  Information - HS7.7 Riverine systems: new methods, concepts and applications linking hydrology, hydraulics, geomorphology and ecology (co-listed in BG & GM)

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Freshwater instream ecology responds to hydrological and thermal regime, hydrochemistry and geomorphology. Developing the research interface between hydrology and ecology; and identifying what physical controls are relevant at different spatial scales have been identified as a research frontier in catchment science. Facilitating greater integration is a prerequisite to more holistic understanding of how catchments function, which in turn is needed to inform sustainable river basin management. This session invites papers from the hydrological, biological and geomorphological community, which study interrelationships between hydrology, hydrochemistry, hydro-geomorphology and ecology. Studies employing field based data collection and innovative methods of analysis for improved understanding of ecological status are strongly encouraged, as are papers that consider the complications of working across a range of spatial and temporal scales. Papers including both environmental and ecological data are particularly encouraged.
Questions that may be of interest could include:
What are the appropriate spatial and temporal scales for data collection and analysis in hydro-ecological studies?
How can we best estimate characteristics of pre-disturbance conditions and processes to identify physical reference conditions?
Which conditions might be maintained in the present and in the future considering land management or climatic changes?
What can single discipline studies tell us about complex hydro-ecological processes?
How can we link physical template and ecology in a meaningful way?
How can we use the concept of connectivity to link riverscapes and landscapes?
How can we best scale up and scale down our process knowledge?

Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers
Dr. Hjalmar Laudon, Dept. of Ecology and Environmental Science, University of Umeň, Sweden.


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