The Journal of Ecohydraulics (TJoE) is envisioned to be the flagship destination for the world to present scholarship and novel ideas about ecohydraulics, broadly defined. It launched in 2016 under the leadership of Profs. Paul Kemp and Chris Katopodis, two eminent ecohydraulicists. They wrote several very interesting editorials for the journal that help people understand the opportunity and challenges facing our research community. Beginning in 2021 Prof. Takashi Asaeda took the reins and is now leading the journal.
Although the journal is young and yet to get formal citation metrics, it is uniquely ours as a transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary research community. This makes it very meaningful; we can make of it what we want it to be to serve our community. The key is to include the journal in your suite of journals that you submit your research manuscripts to, so you get the benefit of a dedicated readership that understand our domain.
Here are a few articles to highlight from the journal so far (GOLD indicates free, gold open access; other are often free, “green access” available on ResearchGate or by request to authors):
- Nestler et al., 2016. Ecohydraulics exemplifies the emerging “paradigm of the inter disciplines”.
- Costa et al. 2017. Is there evidence for flow variability as an organism-level stressor in fluvial fish?
- Munos-Mas et al., 2017. Microhabitat competition between Iberian fish species and the endangered Júcar nase (Parachondrostoma arrigonis; Steindachner, 1866)
- Enders et al., 2017. The effects of horizontally and vertically oriented baffles on flow structure and ascent performance of upstream-migrating fish
- Czuba et al., 2018. Effect of river confinement on depth and spatial extent of bed disturbance affecting salmon redds
- Theodoropoulos et al., 2018. Evaluating the performance of habitat models for predicting the environmental flow requirements of benthic macroinvertebrates
- Lancaster, 2018. What is the right scale? Encouraging fruitful engagement for ecology with ecohydraulics
- Boothroyd et al., 2018. The importance of riparian plant orientation in river flow: implications for flow structures and drag
- Leglwiter et al., 2019. Remote sensing of tracer dye concentrations to support dispersion studies in river channels
- Liu et al., 2019. Artificial fishways and their performances in China’s regulated river systems: a historical synthesis
- Vettori and Rice, 2020. Implications of environmental conditions for health status and biomechanics of freshwater macrophytes in hydraulic laboratories
- Moniz et al., 2020. Do rearing salmonids predictably occupy physical microhabitat?
- Gostner et al., 2021. A case-study evaluating river rehabilitation alternatives and habitat heterogeneity using the hydromorphological index of diversity
If you consider the topics of these articles, you will see that the journal is effectively spanning the major issues that our community works on. This includes basic science questions like (i) how do fish move and where do they choose to locate themselves and (ii) what are the patterns of processes of water, sediment, vegetation, and heat flux. It also addresses societal problems such as fish passage, river restoration, and eflows. Thus, the journal is working but the key is to expand submissions so that more f our community is taking the opportunity to publish in our native journal.
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