Robinson Christopher Thomas

Effects of experimental flooding on a regulated stream along a longitudinal gradient (river Spöl, Swiss National Park)

Project Number: CH-1812
Project Type: Master
Project Duration: 01/01/2001 - 12/31/2001 project completed
Funding Source: other ,
Project Leader: PD Dr. Christopher Thomas Robinson
Fliessgewässerökologie, Fliessgewässersysteme
Aquatische Ökologie (ECO)
EAWAG
Überlandstrasse 133
8600 Dübendorf
Phone: +41 (0) 58 765 53 17 ; +41 (0) 58 765 51 32
FAX: +41 (0) 58 765 53 15
e-Mail: christopher.robinson(at)eawag.ch
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Research Areas:
Biodiversity

Disciplines:
hydrology, limnology, glaciology
zoology
environmental sciences
general biology

Keywords:
river
biodiversity

Abstract:
Compare the changes in ecological factors (pH, temperature, turbidity, stream morphology, changes in macroinvertebrate community, recolonization speed, biological activity and drift quantities) at different sites along a longitudinal gradient along the Spöl over time.
Investigate changes in size of a crustacean, Gammarus sp., from 1999 (before the first floods) to 2001.


Publications:
Jakob C, Robinson CT, Uehlinger U 2003: Longitudinal effects of experimental floods on stream benthos downstream from a large dam. Aquatic Sciences, Vol. 65: 223-231. EAWAG Dübendorf. Birkhäuser Verlag. ISSN 1015-1621

Jakob C 2001: The effects of artificial floods on the ecology of a regulated river (The River Spöl, Swiss National Park). Diplomarbeit, EAWAG & Departement Biologie ETH Zürich

Robinson, C.T. and U Uehlinger. 2008. Experimental floods cause ecosystem regime shift in a regulated river. Ecological Applications 18:511-526.

Mannes, S., C.T. Robinson, U. Uehlinger, T. Scheurer, J. Ortlepp, U. Mürle, and P. Molinari. 2008. Ecological effects of a long-term flood program in a flow-regulated river. Journal of Alpine Ecology 1: 113-134.

Larned, S., T Datry, and C.T. Robinson. 2007. Invertebrate and microbial responses to inundation in an ephemeral river reach in New Zealand: effects of preceding dry periods. Aquatic Sciences: Research Across Boundaries 69: 554-567.

Robinson, C. T., S. Aebischer and U. Uehlinger. 2004. Immediate and habitat-specific responses of macroinvertebrates to sequential experimental floods. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 23: 853-867.


Last update: 12/23/16
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