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dc.contributor.authorGilvear, DJ
dc.contributor.authorNestler, JM
dc.contributor.authorStewardson, MJ
dc.contributor.authorWebb, JA
dc.contributor.authorSmith, DL
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-09T08:39:53Z
dc.date.issued2016-10-20
dc.identifier.issn2470-5365
dc.identifier.issn2470-5365
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/9198
dc.description.abstract

The basic premise underlying ecohydraulics is deceptively simple: create a new discipline focused on the effects of water movement in aquatic ecosystems by melding principles of aquatic ecology (including aspects of fluvial geomorphology) and engineering hydraulics. However, advancing ecohydraulics as a synthetic, organized field of study is challenging because hydraulic engineers and ecologists (1) study processes that differ substantially in spatial and/or temporal scale; (2) have very different approaches to modelling; (3) utilize different sets of mathematical formulations, concepts, and assumptions; and (4) address problems with vastly different patterns of complexity and uncertainty. The differences between engineering and ecology must be reconciled within a set of concepts and practices applicable to ecohydraulics. This reconciliation is essential if ecohydraulics is to achieve the scientific esteem of its parent disciplines. First, we review how the competing paradigms of determinism and empiricism structure engineering and ecology, respectively. We then derive two guiding principles that facilitate the integration of ecology and hydraulics, the single reference framework and the multiple reference framework guiding principles. Third, we provide illustrative examples of these principles using a simple hydraulic fish habitat analysis based on physical habitat simulation (PHABSIM) system of the instream flow incremental methodology (IFIM) and a detailed fish movement model using Eulerian–Lagrangian–Agent methods (ELAMs). Based on these examples, we develop insights and conclusions to guide further advances in ecohydraulics and, perhaps even serve as a template to aid development of other interdisciplinary fields.

dc.format.extent5-15
dc.languageen
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherInforma UK Limited
dc.subject4005 Civil Engineering
dc.subject40 Engineering
dc.titleEcohydraulics exemplifies the emerging “paradigm of the interdisciplines”
dc.typejournal-article
dc.typeJournal Article
plymouth.issue1-2
plymouth.volume1
plymouth.publisher-urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/24705357.2016.1229142
plymouth.publication-statusPublished
plymouth.journalJournal of Ecohydraulics
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/24705357.2016.1229142
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Science and Engineering
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Science and Engineering/School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA
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dcterms.dateAccepted2016-08-23
dc.rights.embargodate2017-10-20
dc.identifier.eissn2470-5365
dc.rights.embargoperiodNo embargo
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1080/24705357.2016.1229142
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