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Global intermittent river and ephemeral stream project

Published On: 4/30/2015

Opportunity to join the “1000 Intermittent Rivers Project”

A group of SFS researchers (Thibault Datry, Roland Corti, Arnaud Foulquier, Dani von Schiller and Klement Tockner) are currently building an international research network to gain an understanding of the ecology of intermittent rivers and ephemeral streams (IRES). The primary objective of this network is to conduct joint, simple field experiments on hundreds of IRES worldwide to overcome the historical lack of interest and subsequent scarcity of data on these systems.

Today, more than 100 researchers from 19 countries have joined the first experiment on the dynamic of particulate organic matter in IRES and notably the ecological effects of first pulse events, and more than 250 rivers will be sampled. The network is growing rapidly but some parts of the world are still poorly represented. Consider participating in the project’s first joint experiment.

More information can be found on the project’s website:


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