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HydroEco2017

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River and fields
Dates of Event
19th June 2017 – 23rd June 2017
Last Booking Date for this Event
18th June 2017
Description

Ecohydrology as a scientific discipline has been emerging from the need to address the interactions and feedbacks between ecological, hydrological, geomorphological and atmospheric processes, and aims to understand and predict fast changing aquatic-terrestrial environments. Over the last decade, the scientific discipline of Ecohydrology has seen rapid technological and conceptual developments.

The highly dynamic and often non-linear behaviour of ecohydrological processes pose unique challenges in understanding, monitoring and conserving freshwater ecosystems. Complex process interactions often cause ecohydrological processes to show pronounced temporal dynamics and exhibit marked non-linear behaviour in response to environmental change. Such behaviour manifests itself by the occurrence of distinct thresholds, tipping points or hot moments, periods of enhanced (re)activity and rapid regime shifts; but may also be associated with pronounced spatial heterogeneity, producing locations of enhanced activity or hot spots.

The aim of this conference is:

i)   to present new concepts and theory on interactions between hydrology and ecology

ii)  to discuss innovative experimental technologies and modelling approaches at the interface between hydrology and ecology

iii) to stimulate interdisciplinary interactions between hydrologists, ecologists, environmental scientists and practitioners

iv)  to inform about emerging trends in ecohydrological practice, management and decision making

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