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Session topics and Special Issues

ISE2020 will be organized in three Special Issue Sessions and four General Sessions including different topics

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You will have the choice to submit your abstract either for one of the four General Sessions or for one of the three Special Issue Sessions, described below, prefiguring Special Issues in the IAHR Journal of Ecohydraulics (S1-S3).

Please note that:

  • if your abstract is selected for a Special Issue Session, you will have to submit your full article to the Journal of Ecohydraulics before June 30, 2020. Articles will be then subject to the usual peer-review process.
  • abstracts not selected for Special Issue Sessions can still be selected for General Sessions, and authors are welcome to submit associated papers to Regular Issues of the Journal of Ecohydraulics.



 S1: Organism-scale interaction with hydraulic conditions

(Guest-editors: Heidi Nepf, Sara Puijalon & Hervé Capra)

  • animal-, patch-, and meadow-scale interaction with waves, currents, and turbulence
  • fish and invertebrate response to velocity and turbulence
  • fish pass design
  • ecosystem engineering, feedback from vegetation structure to flow and particle fate
  • morphological adaptation to flow

 S2: The key hydraulic drivers of populations, communities and ecosystem processes

(Guest-editors: Aaron Packman, Chris Robinson & Nicolas Lamouroux)

  • Role of flow variability in structuring aquatic ecosystems
  • Links between flow variability, geomorphology, and ecosystem health
  • Ecosystem stabilization and destabilization processes
  • Ecological effects of fragmentation, terrestrial-aquatic interfaces, surface-subsurface connectivity
  • Effects of sourcewater diversion, flow regulation and e-flows on river and floodplain ecology
  • Habitats and population dynamics, effects of invasive species
  • River and wetland restoration for biodiversity and ecosystem functions

 S3: Ecohydraulic landscapes: spatial and temporal dynamics

(Guest-Eds: Stijn Temmerman, Hervé Piégay & Chris Torgersen)

  • Dynamics of riverine, estuarine and coastal landscapes
  • Physical and biological interactions
  • Self-organization and response to environmental change
  • eDNA and landscape genetics
  • Large-scale restoration and nature-based solutions
  • Describing and modelling habitats and connectivity at multiple scales


 Organizers will assign each presentation (oral and poster) to a General Session according to author's suggestion

 G1 - Methodological Approaches

  • Habitat modelling and dynamic population model
  • Innovative measurement, modelling, and engineering techniques 
  • GIS and remote sensing in ecohydraulics

G2 - Processes

  • Animal movement at small to large spatial scales
  • Life cycle and ecohydraulics
  • Geomorphology and ecohydraulics
  • Sediment transport
  • Plant and sessile organisms and their hydraulic environment
  • Nutrient cycle/ Particle transport /Temperature interactions with hydraulics
  • Impacts of hydraulics on biotic interactions
  • Ecotones and Reciprocal interactions between freshwater, marine and terrestrial ecosystems
  • Ecohydraulics in systems subject to tides and waves

 G3 - Anthropogenic impacts on ecosystems

  • Flow and sediment alteration
  • Extreme events and resilience
  • Longitudinal, lateral and vertical connectivity alteration
  • Ecohydraulics interactions with pollutant fluxes, including temperature
  • Impact of multiple stressors and ecohydraulics

 G4 - Transfer to application

  • Environmental flows
  • Hydropeaking mitigation
  • Flushing impact and sediment reinjection
  • Physical restoration of rivers, wetlands, estuaries, and coastal systems
  • Water management
  • Fish pass
  • Transfer of advances in ecohydraulics to stakeholders

In addition to the proposed Special Issues of the Journal of Ecohydraulics, the Ecohydraulic Community is encouraged submit manuscripts for Regular Issue anytime. A steady stream of regular submissions are vital for increasing the frequency of journal issues and pages.