Flow-ecology relationships and environmental flows assessmen...
August 2017 - March 2020
- Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
Providing adequate water quantity and quality in streams and rivers is a pressing issue worldwide. Determining appropriate environmental flows in streams is critical for defining and designing landscapes capable of sustaining natural resources at desired levels. This project develops the second phase in a multi-year study, involving many partners (state and federal agencies and NGO’s) and a series of steps towards the goal of producing the scientific basis for environmental flow standards within the Ozark-Ouachita Interior Highlands and the West Gulf Coastal Plains. Important products of this work will be regional flow-ecology relationships that will form the scientific framework for setting environmental flow standards and understanding impacts of land use and climate change. These flow-ecology relationships will help determine environmental flow needs in the Ozark-Ouachita Interior Highlands and the West Gulf Coastal Plains and will provide the basis for conservation of numerous aquatic species of greatest conservation need.
|Fox, J.T. and D.D. Magoulick. 2019. Predicting hydrologic disturbance of streams using species occurrence data. Science of the Total Environment 686:254-263. DOI.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.05.156
|Bruckerhoff, L.A., D.R. Leasure and D.D. Magoulick. 2019. Flow-ecology relationships are spatially structured and differ among flow regimes. Journal of Applied Ecology 56:398-412. DOI:10.1111/1365‐2664.13297