Special Issue "Integrating Ecohydraulics in River Restoration: Advances in Science and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019).
Interests: freshwater fish; fish passage; ecohydraulics; fish migration; connectivity; river restoration
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Rivers have been intensively degraded due to increasing anthropogenic impacts from a growing population in a continuously-developing world. Conflict demands on freshwater resources, exacerbated by climate change, present a difficult dilemma for scientists and managers: Until when and how much can a river (and its natural flow regime) be altered while still maintaining processes and functions, and guaranteeing sustainable aquatic populations? Accordingly, most rivers in the world have been suffering pressures resulting from increasing dam and weir construction, habitat degradation, flow regulation, water pollution/abstraction and spread of invasive species. In addition, it is expected that global warming will further stimulate conflicts in water use leading to disturbances in river ecosystems. Science-based knowledge regarding solutions (e.g., environmental flows, dam removal, improvement of fish passes, adoption of fish-friendly hydropower solutions, riparian vegetation management, etc.) to counteract the effects of river degradation, and melding principles of aquatic ecology and engineering hydraulics, is thus urgently needed to guide present and future river restoration actions. This Special Issue of Sustainability aims to compile new information on fundamental scientific research and applications regarding the integration of ecohydraulics in river restoration (see keyword research topics below), ranging from field studies to laboratory experiments that have application to real-world challenges. Papers selected for this Special Issue will be subject to a rigorous peer-review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of results.
Dr. José Maria Santos
Dr. Isabel Boavida
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Dam/weir retrofitting and removal
- Environmental flows
- Riparian and aquatic vegetation dynamics
- Fish passage and migration
- Sustainable hydropower
- Prioritization of river connectivity for sustainable fisheries
- Spawning grounds
- Habitat modeling
- Invasive species management