Water velocity attenuation by stream periphyton and macrophytes in relation to growth form and architecture

@inproceedings{Walter2002WaterVA,
  title={Water velocity attenuation by stream periphyton and macrophytes in relation to growth form and architecture},
  author={Walter and K. and Dodds and Barry and J. F.Abell{\'o} and Biggs},
  year={2002}
}
Periphyton and macrophytes alter water velocity in streams, influencing movement of solutes and providing microhabitat for other organisms. How assemblages with different growth form and architecture influence water velocity attenuation across mm to dm scales is not well described. A thermistor microprobe was used to measure water velocity through 4 morphologically distinct stream periphyton assemblages and 4 distinct stream macrophyte assemblages in flumes. All assemblages resulted in an… CONTINUE READING