Prepare river ecosystems for an uncertain future

Native cottonwoods are being displaced by non-native salt cedar in the Dolores River, Utah, owing to flow alteration by damming. Credit: Mark Uliasz/Alamy

Abstract

As the climate warms, we can’t restore waterways to pristine condition, but models can predict potential changes, argue Jonathan D. Tonkin, N. LeRoy Poff and colleagues.

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Nature
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Jonathan D. Tonkin
Senior Lecturer & Rutherford Discovery Fellow