Cherie Westbrook


Is ecohydrology missing much of the zoo?

Journal article

C. Westbrook, W. Veatch, Alasdair Morrison

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Westbrook, C., Veatch, W., & Morrison, A. (2013). Is ecohydrology missing much of the zoo?

Chicago/Turabian   Click to copy
Westbrook, C., W. Veatch, and Alasdair Morrison. “Is Ecohydrology Missing Much of the Zoo?” (2013).

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Westbrook, C., et al. Is Ecohydrology Missing Much of the Zoo? 2013.

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  title = {Is ecohydrology missing much of the zoo?},
  year = {2013},
  author = {Westbrook, C. and Veatch, W. and Morrison, Alasdair}


Ecohydrology is now recognized as an interdisciplinary field, and as it grows, there needs to be greater awareness and dialogue on its focus and future direction. To take a ‘bearings’ on where we are, 339 ecohydrological articles published between January 2000 and December 2011 in two databases were surveyed. We found that 72% of the studies address questions at the interface of plant ecology and hydrology. The scarcity of studies of animals as drivers of hydrological patterns and processes led us to question the reasons behind plant‐based ecologists embracing the term ecohydrology to a greater extent than animal‐based ecologists. Following that discussion are current examples of synergies between animal ecologists and hydrologists that have led to a greater understanding of ecosystem processes and a way for ecohydrologists to factor in faunal interactions in their future research. We end by suggesting that ecohydrology form its own scientific society so it can more purposely advance knowledge and understanding of coupled ecological and hydrological system functions. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.


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