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Using fractal geometry to make rapid field measurements of riverbed topography at ecologically useful spatial scales

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Robson, BJ and Chester, EJ and Barmuta, LA, Using fractal geometry to make rapid field measurements of riverbed topography at ecologically useful spatial scales, Marine and Freshwater Research, 53, (6) pp. 999-1003. ISSN 1323-1650 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1071/MF01222

Abstract

A method is described for making rapid in situ field measurements of riverbed topography over spatial scales of-1-10 m. This method uses rolling balls to make quick, accurate measurements of river-bed roughness at several spatial scales. Random sampling and replication generate multiple estimates of the fractal dimension (d) that can be used to test for significant differences in the complexity of riverbed architecture between habitat types and spatial scales.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Freshwater Ecology
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Land and Water Management
Objective Field:Land and Water Management of environments not elsewhere classified
Author:Barmuta, LA (Associate Professor Leon Barmuta)
ID Code:24616
Year Published:2002
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2002-08-01
Last Modified:2009-04-06
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