Stream 1: Physical setting

Ecogeomorphology of estuarine systems
  • M. Toffolon1, A. D’Alpaos2, S. Temmerman3, M. Marani4
  • 1 Dept. of Civil, Environmental & Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento, Italy
  • 2 Dept. of Geosciences, University of Padova, Italy
  • 3 Dept. of Biology, University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • 4 Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Duke University, USA
Orals and posters
Estuarine dynamics are governed by interacting hydrological, geomorphological and ecological processes whose mutual role and feedbacks are crucial for the maintenance of estuarine systems, threatened as they are by natural climate change and increasing human pressures. Assessing the impact of current climate changes and anthropogenic pressures on estuarine systems is a complex task which requires the explicit description of coupled biotic and abiotic dynamics.

This session aims at improving current knowledge and awareness of the crucial role exerted by interacting physical and biological processes in driving estuarine ecosystem dynamics, and to further develop discussion on how multi-disciplinary approaches can address these interactions, thus promoting the development of a comprehensive and predictive theory of estuarine landscape evolution. This session welcomes contributions on theoretical, observational, and experimental studies on estuarine ecogeomorphology, addressing the intertwined effects and the mutual influence of biotic and abiotic components over different temporal and spatial scales.
Supporting Publications
Organised by
  • Elsevier
  • ECSA
  • ZMT
  • ECSA
  • Future Earth
  • DHI
  • TriOS
  • Unisense