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Journal Articles & Books
December, 2015
Australia, Sweden, Europe, Africa

This study is a contribution to a model intercomparison experiment initiated during a workshop at the 2013 IAHS conference in Göteborg, Sweden. We present discharge simulations with the conceptual precipitation–runoff model COSERO in 11 basins located under different climates in Europe, Africa and Australia. All of the basins exhibit some form of non-stationary conditions, due, for example, to warming, droughts or land-cover change.

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December, 2015
France, Sweden

The robustness of the physically-based, semi-distributed hydrological model ECOMAG with respect to changing (climatic or land-use) conditions was evaluated for two basins, considered within the modelling workshop held in the frame of the 2013 IAHS conference in Göteborg, Sweden. The first basin, the Garonne River basin, France, is characterized mostly by changes in climatic conditions, while the second, Obyån Creek, Sweden, was exposed to drastic land cover change due to deforestation.

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December, 2015
United States of America

We examined macroinvertebrate community data from Missouri reference streams collected approximately 12 years apart to evaluate whether substantial changes in community metrics and/or taxonomic composition occurred over that period. We used analysis of variance to test whether metrics differed between years or between other variables and used non-metric multidimensional scaling to examine compositional differences among samples and the environmental variables that were most associated with these differences.

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December, 2015

Land cover change monitoring is important for climate and environmental research. An automated approach for updating land cover maps derived from Landsat-like data is urgently needed to process large amounts of data. Change detection is an important part of the updating approach; however, pseudo-changes commonly occur because satellite images acquired in different seasons can capture phenological differences.

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December, 2015
China

Knowledge of the variability of soil water content (SWC) in space and time plays a key role in hydrological and climatic modelling. However, limited attention has been given to arid regions. The focus of this study was to investigate the spatio-temporal variability of surface soil (0–6 cm) water content and to identify its controlling factors in a region of the Gobi Desert (40 km ²). The standard deviation of SWC decreased logarithmically as mean water content decreased, and the coefficient of variation of SWC exhibited a convex upward pattern.

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December, 2015

South Atlantic coastal plain streams are unique and understudied freshwater environments that provide crucial habitats for a wide range of aquatic taxa. We investigated patterns in fish assemblages across South Carolina's coastal plain, and developed statistical models to identify the dominant multiscale abiotic environmental factors that influence assemblage structure.

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December, 2015

Pixel-based approaches are commonly used for urban land-cover classification and change detection, but the results are often inaccurate in arid and semiarid urban landscapes due to the mixed-pixel problem and similar spectral signatures between impervious surface areas (ISAs) and bare soils. This research proposes a subpixel-based approach to examine land-cover change in Urumqi and Phoenix urban landscapes using multitemporal Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) imagery.

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December, 2015
Brazil

Irrigation-induced soil salinization is an important land degradation process in northeastern Brazil. We used multispectral and hyperspectral sensors to detect saline-exposed soils in an area cultivated with irrigated rice. Spectral mixture analysis (SMA) was applied to Operational Land Imager (OLI)/Landsat-8 data to identify exposed soils. By measuring the electrical conductivity (EC) of soil samples from 53 sites, we classified them into saline and non-saline.

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December, 2015
South Africa, Southern Africa

This study investigated whether the current lateral boundary for estuaries in South Africa, i.e. the estuarine functional zone (EFZ), includes all estuarine habitats. The EFZ covers 173 930 ha in 304 estuaries/outlets nationally. Field surveys and analysis of available aerial images showed that 82 (12 956.70 ha) of these estuaries (26%) had estuarine habitats occurring outside of this boundary. As a result of mapping scale, the National Vegetation Map does not represent habitats that are associated with small estuaries (approximately 50% of South Africa's estuaries).

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December, 2015
Guatemala

Cloud forest in the Central Highlands of Guatemala provides important ecosystem services for the Q’eqchi’ Maya but has been disappearing at an increasing rate in recent decades. This research documents changes in cloud forest cover, explores some contributing factors to deforestation, and considers forest preservation and food security implications for Q’eqchi’ communities. We used a transdisciplinary framework that synthesized remote sensing/GIS analysis of land cover change, focus group dialogs, and surveys.

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