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Title: Field Methods for Monitoring Surface/Groundwater Hydroecological Interactions in Aquatic Ecosystems
Contributor(s): Boulton, Andrew  (author)
Publication Date: 2007
DOI: 10.1002/9780470010198.ch9
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/5281
Abstract: Much of the hydroecological and ecohydrological literature refers to 'overt' interactions in surface ecosystems such as the response of fish to hydraulics in a river (Nestler et al., Chapter 12 in this volume) or the hydroecological variability evident in vegetation distribution in wetlands (Burt et al., Chapter 14 in this volume). It is often easy to see how ecological features such as fish behaviour or water plant distribution are associated with hydrological variables. Less obvious are the 'covert' interactions where groundwater hydraulics play a role in the ecology of surface ecosystems, either through the direct supply of water for so-called groundwater dependent ecosystems (GDEs, Boulton and Hancock, 2005) or by acting as a vector for critical nutrients (Jones et al., 1995) or thermal energy (Power et al., 1999) required by surface biota and processes. However, as many lakes and rivers are largely fed by groundwater (Winter et al., 1998: Wood et al., 2001) the ecohydrological significance of this covert interaction is greater than often appreciated, and this has important ramifications for management of these acquatic ecosystems (Woessner, 2000).
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Hydroecology and Ecohydrology: Past, Present and Future, p. 147-161
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Place of Publication: West Sussex, United Kingdom
ISBN: 9780470010174
9780470010198
Field of Research (FOR): 050205 Environmental Management
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 960999 Land and Water Management of Environments not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
Other Links: http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/29273878
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