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Riverine landscape diversity
1. This review is presented as a broad synthesis of riverine landscape diversity, beginning with an account of the variety of landscape elements contained within river corridors. Landscape dynamicsExpand
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An extension of the flood pulse concept.
The flood pulse concept of Junk, Bayley and Sparks is a major contribution to our understanding of river–floodplain interactions and has become an important paradigm in lotic ecology. The concept isExpand
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Implications of Streamflow Variability and Predictability for Lotic Community Structure: A Regional Analysis of Streamflow Patterns
Long-term discharge records (17–81 yr) of 78 streams from across the continental United States were analyzed to develop a general quantitative characterization of streamflow variability andExpand
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The Four-Dimensional Nature of Lotic Ecosystems
  • J. Ward
  • Biology
  • Journal of the North American Benthological…
  • 1 March 1989
The dynamic and hierarchical nature of lotic ecosystems may be conceptualized in a four-dimensional framework. Upstream-downstream interactions constitute the longitudinal dimension. The lateralExpand
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Biodiversity of floodplain river ecosystems: ecotones and connectivity1
A high level of spatio-temporal heterogeneity makes riverine floodplains among the most species-rich environments known. Fluvial dynamics from flooding play a major role in maintaining a diversity ofExpand
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Hydrological connectivity, and the exchange of organic matter and nutrients in a dynamic river–floodplain system (Danube, Austria)
Summary 1. The relationship between hydrological connectivity, and the exchange processes of suspended sediments, organic matter and nutrients (NO3-N) was investigated in a dynamically connectedExpand
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Abstract The term riverine landscape implies a holistic geomorphic perspective of the extensive interconnected series of biotopes and environmental gradients that, with their biotic communities,Expand
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Ecology of alpine streams
SUMMARY 1. This review examines ecological conditions and zoobenthic communities of kryal, krenal and rhithral streams of the alpine zone. Altitudinal and biogeographical faunal patterns are alsoExpand
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Large catchment basins may be viewed as ecosystems in which natural and cultural attributes interact. Contemporary river ecology emphasizes the four-dimensional nature of the river continuum and theExpand
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A landscape perspective of surface-subsurface hydrological exchanges in river corridors
1.  River corridors can be visualised as a three-dimensional mosaic of surface–subsurface exchange patches over multiple spatial scales. Along major flow paths, surface water downwells into theExpand
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