Ecohydrology Vegetation Function Water and Resource Management by Derek Eamus

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Ecohydrology Vegetation Function Water and Resource Management by Derek Eamus, Tom Hatton, Peter Cook and Christine Colvin pdf

Ecohydrology Vegetation Function Water and Resource Management by Derek Eamus, Tom Hatton, Peter Cook and Christine Colvin pdf free downlload. This book is not a textbook on Australian ecology. That has been admirably dealt with in three recent texts – Plants in Action (Atwell et al. 1999), Australian Plant Communities (Specht & Specht 1999) and Ecology: An Australian Perspective (Attiwell & Wilson 2003). Nor is it a textbook on hydrology and groundwater or groundwater quality; there have been many books dedicated to these topics (e.g. Brooks et al. 1997; Cech 2005; Nielsen 2005).

Ecohydrology Vegetation Function Water and Resource Management by Derek Eamus, Tom Hatton, Peter Cook and Christine Colvin pdf

The purpose of this text is to reveal and discuss the links between vegetation function and water in landscapes –that is, to discuss ecohydrology. However, we must, through demands of space, confine ourselves to a subset of the totality of ecohydrology. Thus we focus primarily (but not exclusively) on the interactions among the woody components of vegetation, rainfall and changes in groundwater availability. Woody vegetation is the focus because of the centrality of changes in woody vegetation cover to the ecohydrology of Australia over the past 100 to 200 year. A similar focus was taken by Eagleson (2002) in his intensely mathematical description of relationships among trees, forests, climate and soils. Furthermore, we focus on vegetation function (ecophysiology) rather than structure, because it is the functioning of vegetation that influences hydrology in the first instance.

Ecohydrology Vegetation Function Water and Resource Management by Derek Eamus, Tom Hatton, Peter Cook and Christine Colvin pdf

Although this book uses Australian examples, the principles, philosophy and methodological approach are applicable worldwide.
At its broadest, ecohydrology can be described as the study of how the movement and storage of water in the environment and the structure and function of vegetation are linked in a reciprocal exchange. However, the practice of ecohydrology requires integration across the traditional disciplines of meteorology, plant ecophysiology and hydrology.

Ecohydrology Vegetation Function Water and Resource Management by Derek Eamus, Tom Hatton, Peter Cook and Christine Colvin pdf

Traditionally, meteorology has dealt with the where, when and how of precipitation (usually, but not exclusively, rain), ecophysiology has dealt with the relationships among plant function and the environment, and hydrology has dealt with the storage and movement of water to and from surface and groundwater stores. Clearly, no single text can hope to comprehensively address all three disciplines. What this book attempts is to provide a grounding in the language, techniques and underlying knowledge base that will allow readers to move forward from their single discipline base into a broader understanding of landscape function.

Ecohydrology Vegetation Function Water and Resource Management by Derek Eamus, Tom Hatton, Peter Cook and Christine Colvin pdf

Ecohydrology Vegetation Function Water and Resource Management by Derek Eamus, Tom Hatton, Peter Cook and Christine Colvin pdf

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