Quantifying Complex Ecohydraulic Interactions Using Field, Flume, and Numerical Methodologies II

Session ID#: 8390

Session Description:
Flow-biota interactions play a fundamental role in shaping fluvial, estuarine, saltmarsh, lacustrine and coastal landscapes. Therefore, a good physical understanding of the effect of biota on aquatic systems is central to effective environmental management. This session focuses on the quantification of eco-hydraulic interaction within the three methodologies of in-situ field studies, laboratory-based experiments and conceptualised numerical modelling. Research topics include (but are not limited to): 1) capturing and characterising morphological complexity, 2) methods for directly simulating flow-biota interaction, 3) the effect of eco-hydraulic interactions on sediment and nutrient transport processes and 4) the transfer and upscaling of process knowledge between different spatial scales of interest. We particularly welcome work which highlights the interplay of these three methodologies in advancing our understanding of eco-hydraulic interactions.
Primary Convener:  Tim Marjoribanks, University of Durham, Durham, DH1, United Kingdom
Conveners:  Elowyn Yager, Univ of ID-Idaho Water Ctr, Boise, ID, United States and Matthew Frederick Johnson, University of Nottingham, School of Geography, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Chairs:  Tim Marjoribanks, University of Durham, Durham, DH1, United Kingdom and Elowyn Yager, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, United States
OSPA Liaison:  Tim Marjoribanks, University of Durham, Durham, DH1, United Kingdom

  • B - Biogeosciences
  • H - Hydrology

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Rebecca Manners Diehl, University of Vermont, Geography, Burlington, VT, United States, David M Merritt, Forest Service, National Stream and Aquatic Ecology Center, Fort Collins, CO, United States, Andrew C Wilcox, University of Montana, Geosciences, Missoula, MT, United States and Michael Scott, Utah State University, Watershed Sciences, Logan, UT, United States
Rafael O Tinoco, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Urbana, IL, United States and Giovanni Coco, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Sharon Bywater-Reyes1, Rebecca Manners Diehl2, Richard McDonald3 and Andrew C Wilcox2, (1)University of Montana, Missoula, MT, United States, (2)University of Montana, Geosciences, Missoula, MT, United States, (3)USGS, Golden, CO, United States
Kakani Katija, Alana Sherman, Dale Graves, Chad D Kecy, Denis Klimov and Bruce H Robison, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA, United States
Todd H Buxton, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Weaverville, CA, United States
Eric Gillies1 and Hamish J. Moir1,2, (1)cbec eco-engineering UK, Inverness, United Kingdom, (2)University of the Highlands and Islands, Rivers and Lochs Institute, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
Piotr Cienciala, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science, Urbana, IL, United States and Marwan A Hassan, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Laura A Hempel, Gordon E. Grant and Sarah Lewis, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States