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Introduction to special issue on connectivity in water and sediment dynamics.

Parsons, A.J. and Bracken, L.J. and Poeppl, R.E. and Wainwright, J. and Keesstra, S.D. (2015) 'Introduction to special issue on connectivity in water and sediment dynamics.', Earth surface processes and landforms., 40 (9). pp. 1275-1277.


Connectivity has emerged in recent years as a significant conceptual framework within which to address the spatial and temporal variability in runoff and sediment transport. This special issue draws together several of the papers that were presented in the session “Connectivity in water and sediment dynamics: how do we move forwards?” at the 2012 General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union in Vienna, Austria. The papers submitted for this special issue fall into three groups: empirical studies, modelling studies, and conceptual development. Although it may be evident that the concept of connectivity helps us to express the complexity (in terms of water and sediment yields) of landscape responses to rainfall inputs, does it improve our ability to understand or predict those responses? There would still seem to be some way to go in connectivity research before this nagging concern can be assuaged. That it can be will undoubtedly be an important task for a number of ongoing research initiatives.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Connectivity, Water, Sediment.
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Publisher statement:This is the accepted version of the following article: Parsons A. J., Bracken L., Poeppl R. E., Wainwright J., and Keesstra S. D. (2015) Introduction to special issue on connectivity in water and sediment dynamics, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 40(9): 1275-1277 which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
Date accepted:28 January 2015
Date deposited:10 March 2015
Date of first online publication:02 February 2015
Date first made open access:24 February 2016

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