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Thesis:
Riparian woodland responses to flow alteration gradients downstream of dams
Year:2010
Research Areas
  • Environmental protection,
  • Hydrology,
  • Geomorphology
Information
Abstract
This thesis addresses jointly hydrology and stream ecology aware of the strong two-way dependence between them, with a special emphasis on the response of woody riparian vegetation to the altered flow regime. It first explores the relationships between the physical characteristics and different flow regimes present in a large heterogeneous Mediterranean basin. Subsequently, it analyzes how the riparian ecosystem is affected by flow modifications by examining its similarities to the pre-regulation conditions with increasing downstream position and decreasing hydrologic alteration from a dam. It also looks into possible influential factors on the longitudinal process of hydrologic effects, both within the physical environment and biota. This is done by examining the changes in woody vegetation attributes after damming along two regulated river systems, one Mediterranean and the other Boreal.
International
Si
Type
Doctoral
Mark Rating
Sobresaliente cum laude
Date
20/12/2010
Participants
  • Director: Marta Gonzalez del Tanago Del Rio (UPM)
  • Director: Miguel Marchamalo Sacristan (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Hidrobiología
  • Departamento: Ingeniería y Morfología del Terreno
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