Glob Chang Biol 2021 Apr 29. Epub 2021 Apr 29.
Ganga River Ecology Research Laboratory, Environmental Science Division, Centre of Advanced Study in Botany, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 221005, India.
Moving beyond monitoring the state of water quality to understanding how the sensitive ecosystems 'respond' to complex interplay of climatic and anthropogenic perturbations, and eventually the mechanisms that underpin alterations leading to transitional shifts is crucial for managing freshwater resources. The multiple disturbance dynamics- a single disturbance as opposed to multiple disturbances for recovery and other atrocities, alter aquatic ecosystem in multiple-ways, yet the global models lack representation of key processes and feedbacks, impeding potential management decisions. Here, the procedure we have embarked for what is known about the biogeochemical and ecological functions in freshwaters in context of ecosystem resilience, feedbacks, stressors synergies and compensatory dynamics, is highly relevant for process-based ecosystem models and for developing a novel paradigm towards potential management decisions. Read More