Foodweb Theme EWKR project work summary

2019-03-01T03:26:30Z (GMT) by Centre for Freshwater Ecosystems
The Basin Plan seeks to protect and restore biodiversity in the Basin’s aquatic ecosystems. Food Webs are one of a number of critical ecosystem functions believed to be important in sustaining patterns of diversity along with connectivity and nutrient cycling. Improved understanding of the influence of flow on food webs will enable better management of environmental flows within the Basin.
Flow has three major functions in riverine systems; disturbance acting to influence community composition and dynamics, providing cues for major life-history events, and as an influence on energetics through transferring materials longitudinally along the river, laterally between the river and its margins, and vertically between the sediment and the water column.