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This state-of-the-art, research level text considers the growing volume of research at the interface of hydrology and ecology and focuses on: the evolution of hydroecology/ecohydrology; process understanding; hydroecological interactions, dynamics and linkages; methodological approaches; detailed case studies; future research needs.
The editors and contributors are internationally recognised experts in hydrology and ecology from institutions across North America, South America, Australia, and Europe. Chapters provide a broad geographical coverage and bridge the traditional subject divide between hydrology and ecology. The book considers a range of organisms (plants, invertebrates and fish), provides a long-term perspective on contemporary and palaeo-systems, and emphasises wider research implications with respect to environmental and water resource management.
List of Contributors. Preface.1. Ecohydrology and Hydroecology: An Introduction (Paul J. Wood, David M. Hannah and Jonathan P. Sadler).2. How Trees Influence the Hydrological Cycle in Forest Ecosystems (B.J. Bond, F.C. Meinzer and J.R. Brooks).3. The Ecohydrology of Invertebrates Associated with Exposed Riverine Sediments (Jon P. Sadler and Adam J. Bates).4. Aquatic-Terrestrial Subsidies Along River Corridors (Achim Paetzold, John L. Sabo, Jon P. Sadler, Stuart E.G. Findlay and Klement Tockner).5. Flow-generated Disturbances and Ecological Responses; Floods and Droughts (P.S. Lake).6. Surface Water-Groundwater Exchange Processes and Fluvial Ecosystem Function: An Analysis of Temporal and Spatial Scale Dependency (Pascal Breil, Nancy B. Grimm and Philippe Vervier).7. Ecohydrology and Climate Change (Wendy Gordon and Travis Huxman).8. The Value of Long-term (Palaeo) Records in Hydroecology and Ecohydrology (Tony Brown).9. Field Methods for Monitoring Surface/Groundwater Hydrological Interactions in Aquatic Ecosystems (Andrew J. Boulton).10. Examining the Influence of Flow Regime Variability and Instream Ecology (Wendy A. Monk, Paul J. Wood and David. M. Hannah).11. High Resolution Remote Sensing for Understanding Instream Habitat (Stuart N. Lane and Patrice E. Carbonneau).12. A Mathematical and Conceptual Framework for Ecohydraulics (John M. Nestler, R. Andrew Goodwin, David L. Smith and James J. Anderson).13. Hydroecology: The Scientific Basis for Water Resources.Management and River Regulation (Geoffrey Petts).14. The Role of Floodplains in Mitigating Diffuse Nitrate Pollution (T.P. Burt, M.M. Hefting, G. Pinay and S. Sabater).15. Flow-Vegetation Interactions in Restored Floodplain Environments (Rachel Horn and Keith Richards).16. Hydrogeomorphological and Ecological Interactions in Tropical Floodplains: The Signifi cance of Confl uence Zones in the Orinoco Basin, Venezuela (J. Rosales, L. Blanco-Belmonte and C. Bradley).17. Hydroecological Patterns of Change in Riverine Plant Communities (Birgitta M. Renofalt and Christer Nilsson).18. Hydroecology of Alpine Rivers (Lee E. Brown, Alexander M. Milner and David M. Hannah).19. Fluvial Sedimentology: Implications for Riverine Ecosystems (Gregory H. Sambrook Smith).20. Physical-Ecological Interactions in a Lowland River System: Large Wood, Hydraulic Complexity and Native Fish Associations in the River Murray, Australia (Victor Hughes, Martin C. Thomas, Simon J. Nicol and John D. Koehn).21. The Ecological Significance of Hydraulic Retention Zones (F. Schiemer and T. Hein).22. Conclusion (David M. Hannah, Jonathan P. Sadler and Paul J. Wood).References.Index.
Dr Paul J. Wood is Lecturer in Hydrology and Ecology, at the Department of Geography, Loughborough University, and has held this post since April 2000. He obtained his B.Sc. Hons. at Loughborough 1993, followed by his Ph.D. in Low flows and siltation in chalk streams with particular reference to the macroinvertebrate community in 1996. Dr Wood has over 11 years experience of groundwater ecology and hydrological disturbance of freshwater ecosystems and has published over 35 articles in this area. His main research interests are in the interaction of freshwater organisms with their environment Dr David M. Hannah is Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography at the School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham and has held this post since 2005. He obtained his B.Sc. Hons in Physical Geography at the University of Aberdeen in 1994, followed by his Ph.D. in Meltwater generation and drainage at the University of Birmingham in 1997. Dr Hannah has over 9 years experience of interdisciplinary research at the interface between hydrology and climatology and has published 23 articles on this subject. Dr Jonathan P. Sadler has been Reader in Biogeography and Senior Examinations Officer at the University of Birmingham since 1993. Previously he completed a Ph.D. in Biogeography at Sheffield and an M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Birmingham. He is a fellow of the Royal Entomological Society and member of the British Ecological Society. He is also Editor of the Journal of Biogeography (Oct. 2004-); on the Editorial Panel (Biogeography) of Geography Compass (Oct 06-) and was Physical Geography editor for the Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers book series (Nov 2000-Jan 06). Dr Sadler has over 17 years experience of the disturbance ecology of invertebrates, and has published over 70 articles on these subjects.
I recommend this book without reservation to any hydrologist, ecologist and water resources manager who works at the interface between hydrological and ecological sciences in riverine systems. Editors and contributors succeed in bridging the traditional subject divide between hydrology and ecology. (International Review of Hydrobiology, December 2008) "I fully agree with the editors' message" (Journal of Sedimentary Research)