Spatio-temporal variation of floodplain habitat for restoration management

Alison Whipple
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River floodplain environments support some of the world’s most diverse and productive ecosystems, yet they have been deeply disrupted by human activities. Managing for dynamic processes that support freshwater ecosystems requires improved understanding and quantification of river-floodplain interaction. Understanding a floodplain’s hydrospatial regime—the patterns of flooding over time and space— and related habitat availability can provide key insights for flow management and restoration efforts in the Delta and beyond. The results of this project could inform more effective and efficient water management and restoration strategies within altered riverine landscapes and under changing future conditions.