Monitoring and assessment of environmental impacts of droughts (SC120024) : work package 1 – literature synthesis. Final report
Acreman, Michael; Blake, James; Carvalho, Laurence; Edwards, Francois; Elliott, Alex; Gunn, Iain; Hinsley, Shelley; Laize, Cedric; May, Linda; Mountford, Owen; Nunn, Miles; Preston, Christopher; Sayer, Emma; Schonrogge, Karsten; Spears, Bryan; Spurgeon, Dave; Stratford, Charlie; Winfield, Ian. 2012 Monitoring and assessment of environmental impacts of droughts (SC120024) : work package 1 – literature synthesis. Final report. Bristol, UK, Environment Agency, 85pp. (CEH Project Number: C04647)Before downloading, please read NORA policies.
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The objective of this report is to present a brief synthesis of a targeted literature review aimed at highlighting the long and short term ecological impacts of drought by answering the following key questions: 1. What impacts do droughts have on ecosystems (including differentiating the impacts of winter (including flushing flows) and summer droughts)? 2. Depending on the severity of the drought, how quickly do aquatic ecosystems (including rivers, lakes, wetlands and ponds) recover? 3. Can we incorporate any impacts resulting from climate change into our understanding and conceptual models? 4. What are the long term ecological impacts (if any) and can we define the threshold(s) beyond which rivers, lakes, wetlands and ponds are “permanently” altered and deliver reduced ecosystem services? 5. Are we and/or our partners collecting the right information to answer these questions?
|Item Type:||Report (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Programmes:||CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 onwards > Water > WA Topic 3 - Science for Water Management > WA - 3.4 - Develop novel and improved methods to enable the sustainable management of freshwaters and wetlands|
|Additional Keywords:||drought, low flow, ecological impact, environmental impact|
|NORA Subject Terms:||Ecology and Environment|
|Date made live:||10 Dec 2012 12:08|
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