Human Impact and Connectivity

  • How do humans alter material fluxes in river and catchment systems?
  • What are the related on- and off-site effects (incl. feedbacks and human-landscape interactions)?
  • How can connectivity science be used to better understand these systems, and to manage them in a sustainable way?

The HI-CONN working group (ENGAGE sub-working-group) explores the effects of different types of human impact (e.g. climate change, land use/management, river engineering) on water and sediment connectivity in river and catchment systems, and how to use connectivity science to manage related consequences (e.g. soil erosion, river degradation, water quality, flooding) in a sustainable way.



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Mag. Dr. Ronald Pöppl, BA

Department of Geography and Regional Research
University of Vienna
Universitätsstraße 7
1010 Vienna

Room B0504

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