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Flow-ecology relationships and environmental flows assessmen...


August 2017 - August 2019


Providing adequate water quantity and quality in streams and rivers is a pressing issue worldwide. Determining appropriate environmental flows in streams is critical for defining and designing landscapes capable of sustaining natural resources at desired levels. This project develops the second phase in a multi-year study, involving many partners (state and federal agencies and NGO’s) and a series of steps towards the goal of producing the scientific basis for environmental flow standards within the Ozark-Ouachita Interior Highlands and the West Gulf Coastal Plains. Important products of this work will be regional flow-ecology relationships that will form the scientific framework for setting environmental flow standards and understanding impacts of land use and climate change. These flow-ecology relationships will help determine environmental flow needs in the Ozark-Ouachita Interior Highlands and the West Gulf Coastal Plains and will provide the basis for conservation of numerous aquatic species of greatest conservation need.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 1

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 17

Scientific Publications: 31

Presentations: 56



Funding Agencies

  • Arkansas Game and Fish Commission


Arkansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Arkansas
  5. Wildlife Management Institute