Dry Rivers Research Coordination Network

The Dry Rivers Research Coordination Network is a network of ecologists and hydrologists who study streams. The Dry Rivers RCN will focus on advancing our understanding of “intermittent” rivers and streams, those which stop flowing or completely dry at some point in time. Historically these rivers and streams have been understudied or even ignored by researchers, but research has begun to show that the hydrology and ecology of intermittent rivers are very different from rivers that always flow. This means our current scientific understanding of streams and rivers is not accurate, as is biased towards the half of the Earth’s rivers that continuously flow and against the half that do not. We will organize a series of expert workgroups that will synthesize the growing body of research on intermittent river hydrology and ecology.