Testing the Flood Pulse Concept for rivers with variable flow regimes [ 2003 - 2007 ]

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Researchers Prof AI Robertson

Brief description For floodplain rivers the major unifying conceptual model linking hydrology, biogeochemistry and ecology is the Flood Pulse Concept (FPC). The model is based on rivers that have a seasonally predictable and long duration inundation of floodplain habitats. Recent reviews of the FPC indicate that the model needs to be broadened to describe the function of rivers with more variable flow regimes. This project will test some of the predictions of the FPC for variable dryland rivers by investigating how food webs in the channels of a floodplain reach respond to flows of different magnitude, seasonal timing and duration.

Funding Amount $575,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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