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Windhorst, D. (2014): <b>Prediction of hydrological fluxes under global change in a tropical mountainous rainforest ecosystem of South Ecuador</b> University of Giessen - Institute of Landscape Ecology and Resources Management, <i>phd thesis</i>

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Title: Prediction of hydrological fluxes under global change in a tropical mountainous rainforest ecosystem of South Ecuador
FOR816dw ID: 1519
Publication Date: 2014-05-14
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Individual: David Windhorst
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Abstract:
The comparatively long research history within the study area allowed to develop well-grounded hypotheses on how the hydrological system within the study area should behave (Bogner et al., 2014; Boy et al., 2008; Bücker et al., 2011, 2010; Crespo et al., 2012, 2011; Fleischbein et al., 2006; Goller et al., 2005). Based on those earlier findings made within the study area and the hydrological research conducted elsewhere in tropical mountain cloud forests (see Bonell and Bruijnzeel, 2004; Bruijnzeel, 2004; Bruijnzeel et al., 2011 for recent overviews) provided the background to shape the research conducted within this dissertation around the focal point of global change impacts on the hydrological cycle inside the study area (see chapter 1.3).Separated into three chapters, each representing a scientific research paper, this thesis will address the issue on how to evaluate effects of land-use change on the hydrological cycle (chapter 2), how stable water isotopes are distributed over space and time within the study area (chapter 3) and how stable water isotopes can be used in hydrological models to assist this analysis of global change impacts in the future (chapter 4). All of the research conducted for this dissertation was performed in the Rio San Francisco catchment within South Ecuador.
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| hydrologic response | isotope tracers | Ecuador, Climate Change, Land Use | Hydrological modelling |
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Degree: phd
Degree Institution: University of Giessen - Institute of Landscape Ecology and Resources Management
Total Pages: 119
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Individual: David Windhorst
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