(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Experimentation at the interface of fluvial geomorphology, stream ecology and hydraulic engineering and the develoment of an effective, interdisciplinary river science

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

RICE S.P. (1) ; LANCASTER J. (2) ; KEMP P. (3) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography, Univ., Loughborough, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) Inst. of Evolutionary Biology, Univ., Edinburgh, ROYAUME-UNI
(3) School of Civil Engineering & the environment, Univ., Southampton, ROYAUME-UNI


These issues are illustrated here using 2 examples from flume experiments designed (1) to understand how the movement behaviours of aquatic insects through the near-bed flow field of gravelly river beds may allow them to survive flood events, and (2) how an understanding of the way in which fish behaviours and swimming capability are affected by flow conditions around artificial structures can lead to the design of effective fish passages. In each case, an interdisciplinary approach has been of mutual benefit and led to greater insights than discipline-specific work would have produced. Looking forward to 2020, several key challenges for experimentalists working on the interface of fluvial geomorphology, stream ecology and hydraulic engineering are identified


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 35, no1 [pp. 64-77]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 5 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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