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Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: An Integrated Systems Framework

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of the American Water Resources Association, March 2018
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Title
Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: An Integrated Systems Framework
Published in
Journal of the American Water Resources Association, March 2018
DOI 10.1111/1752-1688.12631
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Authors

Scott G. Leibowitz, Parker J. Wigington, Kate A. Schofield, Laurie C. Alexander, Melanie K. Vanderhoof, Heather E. Golden

Abstract

Interest in connectivity has increased in the aquatic sciences, partly because of its relevance to the Clean Water Act. This paper has two objectives: (1) provide a framework to understand hydrological, chemical, and biological connectivity, focusing on how headwater streams and wetlands connect to and contribute to rivers; and (2) review methods to quantify hydrological and chemical connectivity. Streams and wetlands affect river structure and function by altering material and biological fluxes to the river; this depends on two factors: (1) functions within streams and wetlands that affect material fluxes; and (2) connectivity (or isolation) from streams and wetlands to rivers that allows (or prevents) material transport between systems. Connectivity can be described in terms of frequency, magnitude, duration, timing, and rate of change. It results from physical characteristics of a system, e.g., climate, soils, geology, topography, and the spatial distribution of aquatic components. Biological connectivity is also affected by traits and behavior of the biota. Connectivity can be altered by human impacts, often in complex ways. Because of variability in these factors, connectivity is not constant but varies over time and space. Connectivity can be quantified with field-based methods, modeling, and remote sensing. Further studies using these methods are needed to classify and quantify connectivity of aquatic ecosystems and to understand how impacts affect connectivity.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 104 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 18 17%
Student > Master 17 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 13%
Student > Bachelor 12 12%
Professor 9 9%
Other 19 18%
Unknown 15 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 31 30%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 17 16%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 16 15%
Engineering 7 7%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 2%
Other 4 4%
Unknown 27 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 January 2021.
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#5,601,807
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#239
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#111,629
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#8
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