Flow-organism interactions in running waters: Interplay between flow mechanics, biomechanics, and ecology

Vladimir I. Nikora*

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Abstract

The paper promotes a research area of flow-organism interactions that has recently emerged at the interfaces between environmental fluid mechanics, biomechanics, and aquatic ecology. This new area, Hydrodynamics of Aquatic Ecosystems, bridges these disciplines together and is defined as a study of flow-organism interactions at multiple scales with particular focus on relevant transport processes and mutual physical impacts. Being an important part of its mother disciplines, Hydrodynamics of Aquatic Ecosystems deals with two key interconnected issues: (i) physical interactions between flow and organisms (e.g., due to an interplay between flow-induced forces and reaction forces generated by organisms); and (ii) ecologically relevant mass-transfer-uptake processes (e.g., due to molecular and turbulent diffusion). The paper outlines some key concepts and hypotheses of Hydrodynamics of Aquatic Ecosystems that may be useful in studying flow-biota interactions at multiple scales.

Original languageEnglish
Pages11-14
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010
Event1st International Workshop on Environmental Hydraulics, IWEH 2009 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 29 Oct 200930 Oct 2009

Conference

Conference1st International Workshop on Environmental Hydraulics, IWEH 2009
CountrySpain
CityValencia
Period29/10/0930/10/09

Keywords

  • Aquatic Organisms
  • Boundary Layers
  • Mixing Layers
  • Transport Processes
  • Turbulence

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    Nikora, V. I. (2010). Flow-organism interactions in running waters: Interplay between flow mechanics, biomechanics, and ecology. 11-14. Paper presented at 1st International Workshop on Environmental Hydraulics, IWEH 2009, Valencia, Spain.