Quantifying flow habitat biota relationships in riverine ecosystems, Cooperative Research Centre for Freshwater Ecology Project A240
CRCFE and MDFRC Technical Report - Second Year Report
43 pages.Year 2 fianl report of 2 part report (see Part 1:Quantifying flow habitat biota relationships in riverine ecosystems: Ecological response to manipulations of the hydrology in slackwater and flow patches on the Broken River, year 1 synthesis report)
The objective of this study was to mimic the alteration of flowing water patches to slackwaters by creating slackwater patches in a flowing patch of the main river channel, and to track the metabolic and biotic changes that took place once the flowing area had become a slackwater, over a 14 day period. We hypothesize that the biotic and abiotic nature of the created slackwater patches will rapidly come to resemble that of natural (reference) slackwaters.
MDFRC funding agency: Cooperative Research Centre for Freshwater Ecology
MDFRC client: Cooperative Research Centre for Freshwater Ecology