In recent years there has been a growing emergence of interdisciplinary research areas concerned with investigating the dynamic and multifaceted interactions between biotic and abiotic components of aquatic ecosystems. Such is the acknowledged importance of these interactions, that quantifying and understanding the two-way feedbacks of interacting abiotic and biotic components is recognised as a key contemporary research challenge. However, the different terminology used by various disciplines highlights the separation rather than the overlap between disciplines. Further, in many instances the creation of new sub-disciplines (or research areas) is not developing the study field, but arguably is leading to the ‘reinvention of the wheel’ in parallel disciplines. Changing the traditional perspectives by bridging the gaps between disciplines is therefore key to bring considerable advances in aquatic research.
This session focuses on bringing together scientists from different backgrounds dealing with the effects of environmental (both biotic and abiotic) stressors on the aquatic biosphere, from individual organisms through to whole ecosystems with the aim of simulating truly interdisciplinary research. Several temporal scales ranging from a single event (e.g. response to hydropeaking, predatory attacks) to long term evolution (e.g. adaptation to climate change, ecosystem modification) may be considered. We expect strong contributions from researchers transcending a variety of disciplines such as geomorphology, engineering, ecology and environmental sciences. Emphasis is given to studies dealing with stressors driven by climate change or anthropogenic activities. In this context we particularly welcome contributions on consolidated or novel measurement techniques and modelling tools to assess the effects of environmental stressors (e.g. flow modifications, habitat alterations) on biota, such as vegetation, macroinvertebrates and fish, that cross disciplinary boundaries.

The session will include an invited keynote by Prof. Markus Holzner from ETH Zürich.

Co-organized as HS10.11/BG6.6/GM5.5
Convener: Davide Vettori | Co-conveners: Kate Mathers, Riccardo Fornaroli
| Wed, 10 Apr, 14:00–15:45
Room N1
| Attendance Wed, 10 Apr, 16:15–18:00
Hall A

Attendance time: Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 16:15–18:00 | Hall A

Chairperson: Davide Vettori, Kate Mathers, Riccardo Fornaroli
A.280 |
Annett Junginger, Margaret Kyalo-Omamo, Johanna Krueger, Laura S. Epp, Kathleen R. Stoof-Leichsenring, Stefanie Rohland, Martin H. Trauth, and Ralph Tiedemann
A.281 |
Yueming Qu, Naicheng Wu, Björn Guse, and Nicola Fohrer
A.282 |
Juliette Eulderink, Thom Bogaard, and Nyein Thandar Ko
A.283 |
Davide Vanzo, Christine Weber, Michael Döring, and Martin Schmid
A.284 |
Daniel Hayes, Miguel Moreira, Isabel Boavida, Melanie Haslauer, Günther Unfer, Bernhard Zeiringer, Franz Greimel, Stefan Auer, Teresa Ferreira, and Stefan Schmutz
A.287 |
Hamidreza Rahimi, Xiaonan Tang, and Toktam Hatamisengeli
A.288 |
Davide Vettori, Anne Lise Middelboe, and Stephen Rice
A.289 |
Vasileios Kitsikoudis, Kelly M. Kibler, Stephen C. Medeiros, and Linda J. Walters
A.290 |
Valeria Pennisi, Rosaria Ester Musumeci, Stuart James McLelland, Laura Maria Stancanelli, Antonio Cancelliere, and Enrico Foti
A.293 |
Pau Calatayud-Vernich, Daniele Sadutto, Marta Ballester, and Yolanda Picó
A.294 |
Marilen Haver, Gaël Le Roux, Dirk Schmeller, Sabine Sauvage, José Miguel Sánchez-Pérez, Laure Gandois, Roman Teisserenc, and Jan Friesen