The ecological limits of hydrologic alteration (ELOHA): a new framework for developing regional environmental flow standards

@article{Poff2007TheEL,
  title={The ecological limits of hydrologic alteration (ELOHA): a new framework for developing regional environmental flow standards},
  author={N. Poff and B. Richter and A. Arthington and S. Bunn and R. Naiman and Eloise Kendy and M. Acreman and C. Apse and B. Bledsoe and M. Freeman and J. Henriksen and R. Jacobson and J. Kennen and D. Merritt and J. O'keeffe and J. Olden and K. Rogers and R. Tharme and A. Warner},
  journal={Freshwater Biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={55},
  pages={147-170}
}
SUMMARY 1. The flow regime is a primary determinant of the structure and function of aquatic and riparian ecosystems for streams and rivers. Hydrologic alteration has impaired riverine ecosystems on a global scale, and the pace and intensity of human development greatly exceeds the ability of scientists to assess the effects on a river-by-river basis. Current scientific understanding of hydrologic controls on riverine ecosystems and experience gained from individual river studies support… Expand

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