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dc.contributor.authorArthington, Angela H
dc.contributor.authorBunn, Stuart E
dc.contributor.authorPoff, N LeRoy
dc.contributor.authorNaiman, Robert J
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:07:22Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:07:22Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.date.modified2009-07-30T22:49:07Z
dc.identifier.issn1051-0761
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/14356
dc.description.abstractAccounting for natural differences in flow variability among rivers, and understanding the importance of this for the protection of freshwater biodiversity and maintenance of goods and services that rivers provide, is a great challenge for water managers and scientists. Nevertheless, despite considerable progress in understanding how flow variability sustains river ecosystems, there is a growing temptation to ignore natural system complexity in favor of simplistic, static, environmental flow "rules" to resolve pressing river management issues. We argue that such approaches are misguided and will ultimately contribute to further degradation of river ecosystems. In the absence of detailed empirical information of environmental flow requirements for rivers, we propose a generic approach that incorporates essential aspects of natural flow variability shared across particular classes of rivers that can be validated with empirical biological data and other information in a calibration process. We argue that this approach can bridge the gap between simple hydrological "rules of thumb" and more comprehensive environmental flow assessments and experimental flow restoration projects.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.format.extent320407 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherEcological Society of America
dc.publisher.placeWashington, USA
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.jstor.org/action/showPublisher?publisherCode=esa
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.jstor.org/stable/40062003
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1311
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1318
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEcological Applications
dc.relation.ispartofvolume16
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiological Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAgricultural and Veterinary Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode05
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode06
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode07
dc.titleThe challenge of providing environmental flow rules to sustain river ecosystems
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environment
gro.rights.copyright© 2006 by the Ecological Society of America
gro.date.issued2006
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorArthington, Angela H.
gro.griffith.authorBunn, Stuart E.


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