Urbanization and stream ecology: Diverse mechanisms of change

Freshwater Science
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Abstract

The field of urban stream ecology has evolved rapidly in the last 3 decades, and it now includes natural scientists from numerous disciplines working with social scientists, landscape planners and designers, and land and water managers to address complex, socioecological problems that have manifested in urban landscapes. Over the last decade, stream ecologists have met 3 times at the Symposium on Urbanization and Stream Ecology (SUSE) to discuss current research, identify knowledge gaps, and promote future research collaborations. The papers in this special series on urbanization and stream ecology include both primary research studies and conceptual synthesis papers spurred from discussions at SUSE in May 2014. The themes of the meeting are reflected in the papers in this series emphasizing global differences in mechanisms and responses of stream ecosystems to urbanization and management solutions in diverse urban streams. Our hope is that this series will encourage continued interdisciplinary and collaborative research to increase the global understanding of urban stream ecology toward stream protection and restoration in urban landscapes.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Urbanization and stream ecology: Diverse mechanisms of change
Series title Freshwater Science
DOI 10.1086/685097
Volume 35
Issue 1
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Contributing office(s) Coop Res Unit Leetown
Description 6 p.
First page 272
Last page 277
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N