Species Diversity in a Fractal World

I was very lucky to join a team of aquatic ecologists (Barbara Downes, Jill Lancaster, Rebecca Lester and Georgia Dwyer) and fluvial geomorphologist (Stephen Rice) on an Australian Research Council grant over the last few years. The project addressed interesting questions such as ‘How do emergent rocks numbers (in rivers) vary through time?’ and ‘Are emergent rocks fractal?’
See: https://barbaradownes.wordpress.com/current-projects/species-diversity-in-a-fractal-world/species-diversity-in-a-fractal-world/.

Some of the outputs include (full list on Barbara Downes’ webpage):

  • Lancaster J., Rice S.R., Slater L., Lester R.E. and Downes B.J. (2021) Hydrological controls on oviposition habitat are associated with egg-laying phenology of some caddisflies. Freshwater Biology
  • Dwyer, G.K., Cummings, C.R., Rice, S.P., Lancaster, J., Downes, B.J., Slater, L. and Lester, R.E, Using fractals to describe ecologically-relevant patterns in distributions of large rocks in streams (in revision)

Some recent publications

New paper (discussion): Nonstationarity review

Slater L., Anderson A., Buechel M., Dadson S., Han S., Harrigan S., Kelder T., Kowal K., Lees T., Matthews T., Murphy C., Wilby R.L.
Nonstationary weather and water extremes: a review of methods for their detection, attribution, and management.
Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussion, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-2020-576, in review, 2020

Please see here for an up-to-date list of papers published and under review

New paper in GRL: statistical-dynamical forecasting of seasonal streamflow

Pleased to say that our paper has just been accepted in Geophysical Research Letters.

Slater, L.J., Villarini, G. (2018Enhancing the predictability of seasonal streamflow with a statistical dynamical approach. doi:10.1029/2018GL077945

Key words: Seasonal forecasting, Streamflow, NMME, Precipitation, Temperature, Land cover.


New paper: Weighting of NMME temperature and precipitation forecasts across Europe

Our paper titled ‘Weighting of NMME temperature and precipitation forecasts across Europe‘ has just been accepted in Journal of Hydrology

It is open-access here until Sept 12th!JHydrol

Slater, L.J., Villarini, G., Bradley, A.A. (2017) Weighting of NMME temperature and precipitation forecasts across Europe, Journal of Hydrology,