EP013:
Ecohydraulics: Flow-Biota and Sediment-Biota interactions





Session ID#: 23219

Session Description:
The need for understanding the interactions between hydraulic, ecological and geomorphic processes in natural systems has generated an increase in the number of interdisciplinary projects in the field of ecohydraulics. Computational modeling, laboratory experiments, and field studies at a wide range of scales are conducted to understand the underlying physical and biological processes on flow-biota-substrate interactions. This session focuses on the lessons learned from such approaches: advantages, limitations, best practices, and the future of the field.
Research topics include, but are not limited to: 1) Hydrodynamics and geomorphic impacts of aquatic vegetation, 2) Organism-Habitat relationship and habitat selection, 3) The role of organisms and communities as ecosystem engineers, 4) Effects of flow-biota interactions on transport processes of nutrients and pollutants. We particularly encourage submissions that address the challenge of transferring information and understanding across scales, ranging from the stem-scale to the landscape scale.
Primary Convener:  Rafael O Tinoco, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States
Conveners:  Heide Friedrich, University of Auckland, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Auckland, New Zealand and Laurel Larsen, University of California Berkeley, Geography, Berkeley, CA, United States
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Qingjun Yang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States and Heidi Margaret Nepf, MIT, Cambridge, MA, United States
Wei Shi1, Anton Purnama2, Dongdong Shao1, Baoshan Cui3 and Weilun Gao1, (1)Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, (2)Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman, (3)Beijing Normal University, School of Environment, Beijing, China
Weiwei Zhou, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
Simonetta Rubol, Bowen Ling and Ilenia Battiato, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States
Luca Solari1, Giulio Calvani2 and Simona Francalanci2, (1)University of Florence, Dept. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Florence, Italy, (2)University of Florence, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Florence, Italy
John Christopher Stella1, LI Kui2, Rebecca Manners Diehl3, Sharon Bywater-Reyes4, Andrew C Wilcox3, Patrick B Shafroth5 and Anne Lightbody6, (1)SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Forest and Natural Resources Management, Syracuse, NY, United States, (2)SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Environmental Science, Syracuse, NY, United States, (3)University of Montana, Geosciences, Missoula, MT, United States, (4)Oregon State University, Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management, Corvallis, OR, United States, (5)U.S. Geological Survey, Fort Collins, CO, United States, (6)University of New Hampshire, Earth Sciences, Durham, NH, United States
Sanja Selakovic1, Francesco Cozzoli2, Jasper Leuven3, Alexander Van Braeckel4, Jeroen Speybroeck4, Maarten G Kleinhans3 and Tjeerd Bouma5, (1)Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands, (2)Salento University, Lecce, Italy, (3)Utrecht University, Physical Geography, Utrecht, Netherlands, (4)Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek (INBO), Brussels, Belgium, (5)Royal Netherlands Institute of Sea Research (NIOZ), Yerseke, Netherlands
Rafael O Tinoco, Jorge Emilio San Juan Blanco and Andres F Prada, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States
Simona Francalanci1, Giulio Calvani1, Alessandro Errico2, Yamuna Giambastiani2, Enio Paris3, Federico Preti4 and Luca Solari5, (1)University of Florence, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Florence, Italy, (2)University of Florence, Department GESAAF Agricultural, Food and Forestry Systems, Florence, Italy, (3)University of Florence, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Florence, Italy, (4)University of Florence, GESAAF, Agriculture, Forestry and Biosystems Engineering Division, Florence, Italy, (5)University of Florence, Dept. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Florence, Italy
Claudio I Meier, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, United States
Samuel Box, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, United States and Andrew C Wilcox, University of Montana, Geosciences, Missoula, MT, United States
Aaron Lee1, Alessandra Crosato1,2, Amgad Yousif Ahmed Omer3 and Francesco Bregoli1, (1)UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Water Science and Engineering, Delft, Netherlands, (2)Delft University of Technology, Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft, Netherlands, (3)Deltares, Inland Water Systems, River Dynamics and Inland Shipping, Delft, Netherlands
Hai Wen Zhang1, Peng Hu2, Guangheng Ni1, Yang Wen Jia2 and Jin Jin Ge2, (1)Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, (2)China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research, Beijing, China
Kelly Maren Kibler, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, United States, Vasileios Kitsikoudis, Orlando, FL, United States and David W Spiering, University of Central Florida, Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering, Orlando, FL, United States
Jessica L Kozarek1, Kelly R MacGregor2, Daniel Hornbach2 and Mark Hove3, (1)St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, Minneapolis, MN, United States, (2)Macalester College, Saint Paul, MN, United States, (3)University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN, United States
Molly Katherine Mclaughlin, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, United States, Benjamin Tumolo, Montana State University, Ecology, Bozeman, United States, Leonard S Sklar, San Francisco State University, Department of Geosciences, San Francisco, CA, United States, Lindsey Albertson, Montana State University, Ecology, Bozeman, MT, United States and Melinda Daniels, Stroud Water Research Center, Avondale, PA, United States