Aims of this site
This site and blog is mostly about the science of rivers, although it will include cultural aspects of rivers when they catch my eye and take my fancy. It will highlight ideas, concepts and research of interest to students, researchers and managers.
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Just out in the journal BioScience, is a paper co-authored by me, Paul Humphries, Hubert Keckeis, from the University of Vienna, and Brian Finlayson, from the University of Melbourne. The genesis of the paper came mostly from lectures to third … Continue reading
Below is my attempt to represent the main river ecosystem concepts schematically. Read through the four parts of the brief history to get fuller descriptions of the concepts. From left: the Fish Zone ‘Concept’ (strictly, a typology or classification) defines zones … Continue reading
In Part 1 of this brief history I talked about how ideas of zones in rivers – mainly related to fish abundance and distribution – were succeeded by those of the river continuum, emphasizing a more longitudinal, continuous movement of … Continue reading