The Geography of Flowing Water: Rivers, Streams, Nature, and Culture – Fluvial Life: the Ecology of Flowing Water

Dr. Kevin Anderson from the City of Austin, Center for Envrinmental Research will present about The Geography of Flowing Water: Rivers, Streams, Nature, and Culture – Fluvial Life: the Ecology of Flowing Water.

Lotic or riverine habitats are aquatic ecosystems defined by flowing water from seeps and springs to riffles and rapids to the slow rich waters of deep channels near a river’s mouth. This contrasts with lentic or lacustrine habitats of still water systems like lakes, ponds, and many wetlands. Fluvial life begins with the oxygen rich biogeochemistry of flowing water which merges with the ecology of the aquatic organisms who make their homes both in water and in the gravel bed of rivers and streams. This lecture will explore the rich diversity of habitats and life in flowing water as we travel from headwaters to the deep waters as rivers merge with the sea.

Tuesday, February 5 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Norman Hackerman Building (NHB), 1.720
100 24TH ST E, Austin, Texas 78712

Event Type

Arts & Humanities, Science & Tech, World & Culture, Campus & Community, Sustainability

Departments

College of Natural Sciences

Target Audience

Students, Staff, Faculty, General Public

Website

http://www.austintexas.gov/cer

Cost

free

Hashtag

#The Geography of Flowing Water

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