H052:
Floodplain Hydrodynamics and Ecosystem Function: Investigating Flow Pathways of Water and its Constituents within Floodplains, and the Interrelationships with Floodplain Ecosystems





Session ID#: 24916

Session Description:
Floodplains are highly dynamic environments that fluctuate between extreme hydrological conditions: drought and inundation. Floodplain biological diversity and productivity are intrinsically linked to the characteristics of these fluctuations, which produce complex groundwater and surface water hydrological and hydrochemical processes. Land use changes and regulation along river corridors disrupt the spatiotemporal water and nutrient cycles in both surface and subsurface domains, causing significant modifications to floodplain functions with potentially negative impacts to floodplain and riverine ecosystems. Significant knowledge gaps persist in the understanding of flow pathways of water and its constituents within floodplains, and the interrelationships with floodplain ecosystems, particularly vegetation. Assessing floodplain impacts of human activities and investigating floodplain rehabilitation strategies poses a major challenge for multiple scientific disciplines. We envisage a session which includes different aspects of floodplain hydrodynamics and ecosystem function, with a specific aim to cross traditional scientific silos of hydrology, hydrochemistry, ecology and geomorphology.
Primary Convener:  Tariq Laattoe, Flinders University, School of the Environment, Bedford Park, SA, Australia
Conveners:  Adrian Deane Werner, Flinders University, College of Science and Engineering, Bedford Park, Australia, Qi Zhang, NIGLAS Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing, China and Stefan Krause, University of Birmingham, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Birmingham, B15, United Kingdom

Cross-Listed:
  • B - Biogeosciences

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Paul D Bates, Fathom Ltd, Bristol, United Kingdom, Calum Baugh, University of Bristol, Peterborough, United Kingdom and Mark Trigg, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
Jinglu Wu, Jianchao Zhou, Beibei Shen and Haiao Zeng, NIGLAS Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing, China
Xinhu LI, Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Urumqi, China and Gary Feng, USDA-ARS, Genetics and Sustainable Agricultural Research Unit, Starkville, United States
Qi Zhang, Zhiqiang Tan and Xiuli Xu, NIGLAS Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing, China
Adam S Ward, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, United States, Noah Schmadel, Indiana University Bloomington, SPEA, Bloomington, IN, United States and Steven M Wondzell, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States
Xiaolin Zhang, Nanjing IInstitute of Geography and Limnology, Nanjing, China, Qi Zhang, Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Nanjing, China and Adrian Deane Werner, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
Angelica Faria de Resende1, Thiago Sanna Freire Silva2, Jekiston de Souza Silva3, Maria Teresa Fernandez Piedade1, Annia Susin Streher2, Jefferson Ferreira-Ferreira4 and Jochen Schongart1, (1)INPA National Institute of Amazonian Research, Manaus, Brazil, (2)UNESP Sao Paulo State University, Rio Claro, Brazil, (3)Student, Forest Engineer, Manaus, Brazil, (4)Mamirauá Sustainable Development Institute, Tefé, Brazil
Mauricio Eduardo Arias and Charlotte Haberstroh, University of South Florida Tampa, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tampa, FL, United States
Alexandra Christensen1, Robert Twilley1 and Edward Castaneda2, (1)Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (2)Florida International University, Miami, FL, United States
Alison A Whipple, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States and Joshua H Viers, University of California Merced, Merced, CA, United States
Edward A Bulliner IV1, Garth A. Lindner2, Kristen Bouska3, Craig Paukert4 and Robert B Jacobson1, (1)U. S. Geological Survey, Columbia Environmental Research Center, Columbia, MO, United States, (2)University of Missouri Columbia, School of Natural Resources, Columbia, MO, United States, (3)U.S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, LaCrosse, WI, United States, (4)University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, MO, United States
Song Li, Robert Twilley and Alexandra Christensen, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Juliette Woods1,2, Graham Green2, Tariq Laattoe3, Carl Purczel2, Virginia Riches2, Chris Li2,4 and Michelle Denny2, (1)Flinders University, School of the Environment, Bedford Park, Australia, (2)South Australian Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources, Adelaide, Australia, (3)Flinders University, School of the Environment, Bedford Park, SA, Australia, (4)University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
Travis A Dahl and Waleska Echevarria-Doyle, ERDC Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, River Engineering Branch, Vicksburg, MS, United States
Colin F Byrne, University of New Mexico Main Campus, Albuquerque, NM, United States and Mark C Stone, University of New Mexico Main Campus, Department of Civil Engineering, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Daniel L Peters1, Olaf Niemann2, Rob Skelly2, Wendy A Monk3 and Donald J Baird4, (1)Environment and Climate Change Canada, Water & Climate Impacts Research Centre, Victoria, BC, Canada, (2)University of Victoria, Department of Geography, Victoria, BC, Canada, (3)Canadian Rivers Institute, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada, (4)Enivironment Canada @ Canadian Rivers Institute, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada
Caroline Nash1, John S Selker2, Gordon Grant1, Sarah Lewis1 and Paul Noël3, (1)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (2)Oregon State University, Biological and Ecological Engineering, Corvallis, OR, United States, (3)Daugherty Water for Food Institute, Lincoln, NE, United States
Jefferson Ferreira-Ferreira1,2, Marcio Sabbadini Francisco1 and Thiago Sanna Freire Silva3, (1)Mamirauá Sustainable Development Institute, Tefé, Brazil, (2)UNESP Sao Paulo State University, Department of Geography - Ecosystem Dinamics Observatory, Rio Claro, Brazil, (3)UNESP Sao Paulo State University, Rio Claro, Brazil
Tyler Keys1, Heather Govenor1, C. Nathan Jones2, William C Hession1, Durelle Scott3 and Erich T Hester4, (1)Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Biological Systems Engineering, Blacksburg, VA, United States, (2)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, (3)Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, United States, (4)Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Blacksburg, VA, United States
Steven Gerardo Sandi1, Patricia M Saco2, Jose Fernando Rodriguez3, Li Wen4, Neil Saintilan5 and George A. Kuczera1, (1)University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia, (2)The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia, (3)Univ Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia, (4)Office of Environment and Heritage, Sydney, Australia, (5)Macquarie University, North Ryde, Australia

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