EcoFlowS

Multiscale Eco-Hydrology

EcoFlowS team

The EcoFlowS team develops, test and transfers tools for predicting the ecological consequences of the management and the restoration of stream physical habitats (hydrology, hydraulics, temperature, substrate, intermittency). We target quantitative results that are transferable across a wide range of ecosystems and have quantified uncertainties. For this purpose, we use a comparative approach of biological dynamics and trends (fish, macro-invertebrates, other groups) in a wide range of systems, from steep mountain streams to large rivers and intermittent streams. 

Multiple spatial and temporal scales are involved in our approaches, with the aim of :

  • better understanding the causal mechanisms that drive individual behaviour, and
  • predicting the consequences of these mechansims at the larger scale of population and communities, in stream reaches and networks. 

Contact us: Jérémy PIFFADY

Article

04 March 2024

By: HC

Postdoctoral position

Two year postdoctoral position in modeling the effects of ecological restoration and global change on freshwater macroinvertebrate communities on the Rhône River
VIDEO : Naturally intermittent rivers are suffering this year too: excessively long/extensive dry spells, refuges in very poor condition (temperatures/algae/nutrients): have tipping points been crossed this summer ?
TIGRE project
This video is a product of the ALTER-Net High Impact Action entitled “From meta-system theory to the sustainable, adaptive management of rivers in the Anthropocene”.

Field – based developments

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Predictive Management Tools

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Long term tests of predictions

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Global coordinated experiment: 1000 intermittent rivers project 

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