Major flood disturbance alters river ecosystem evolution

Prediction of how climate-altered flooding regimes will affect stream channels and their communities has been limited by a lack of long-term baseline data sets across different organismal groups. Research based on 30 years of monitoring data now shows that salmon, macroinvertebrate and meiofauna communities display markedly different responses following a major flooding event.

Nature Climate Change doi: 10.1038/nclimate1665

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