Journal Papers

This page lists a selection of relevant journal papers written by the partnership’s researchers that are either free to view (View PDF) or have been made available to Melbourne Water staff on Inflo (*). A complete list of publications by the partnership’s researchers can be found via the following links: Journal articles, Book chapters and Conference proceedings. Melbourne Water employees are encouraged to contact Rachael Bathgate if they have difficulty locating an article on Inflo or would like one of the researcher’s publications not listed below.

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2017

Li, C. Fletcher, T.D. Duncan, H.P. & Burns, M.J. (2017). Can stormwater control measures restore altered urban flow regimes at the catchment scale? Journal of Hydrology.

Payne, E. G. I., Pham, T., Cook, P. L. M., Deletic, A., Hatt, B. E., & Fletcher, T. D. (2017). The inside story of gas processes within stormwater biofilters – does greenhouse gas production tarnish the benefits of nitrogen removal? Environmental Science & Technology..

Richards, P. J., Williams, N. S. G., Fletcher, T. D., & Farrell, C. (2017). Can raingardens produce food and retain stormwater? Effects of substrates and stormwater application method on plant water use, stormwater retention and yield. Ecological Engineering, 100, 165-174.

Russell, K.L., Vietz, G.J, & Fletcher, T.D. (2017). Global sediment yields from urban and urbanizing watershedsEarth-Science Reviews, 168, 73-80.

2016

Bhaskar, A., Beesley, L., Burns, M. J., Fletcher, T. D., Hamel, P., Oldham, C., & Roy, A. (2016). Will it rise or will it fall? Managing the complex effects of urbanization on base flow. Freshwater Science. View PDF

Greet, J. (2016) The potential of soil seed banks of a eucalypt wetland forest to aid restoration. Wetlands Ecology and Management. 24: 565-577

Greet, J., King, E., and Stewart-Howie, M. (2016) Plastic weed matting is better than jute or woodchips for controlling the invasive wetland grass Phalaris arundinacea, but not Phragmites australis. Plant Protection Quarterly 31(1): 19-22.

Hawley, R. J., & Vietz, G. J. (2016). Addressing the urban stream disturbance regime. Freshwater Science, 35. View PDF

Imberger, S.J., Walsh, C.J., Tsyrlin, E., Kerr, D.G., and Tewman, M. (2016). Variability in the response of amphipods and macroinvertebrate assemblage structure to prolonged drought in forested upland streams. Biodiversity and Conservation, 25, 1465–1480.

Roy, A.H., K.A. Capps, R.W. El-Sabaawi, K.L. Jones, T.B. Parr, A. Ramírez, R.F. Smith, C.J. Walsh, and S.J. Wenger (2016). Urbanization and stream ecology: diverse mechanisms of change. Freshwater Science, 35. View PDF

Smith, R.F., Hawley, R.J., Neale, M.W., Veitz, G.J., Diaz-Pascacio, E., Herrmann, J., Lovell, A.C., Prescott, C., Rios-Touma, B., Smith, B, and Utz, R.M. (2016) Urban stream renovation: incorporating societal objectives to achieve ecological improvements. Freshwater Science, 35. View PDF

Vietz, G.J., Rutherfurd, I.D., Fletcher, T.D. and Walsh, C.J. (2016). Thinking outside the channel: Challenges and opportunities for protection and restoration of stream morphology in urbanizing catchments. Landscape and Urban Planning, 145: 34–44. View PDF

Vietz, G.J., Walsh, C.J. and Fletcher, T.D. (2016). Urban hydrogeomorphology and the urban stream syndrome: treating the symptoms and causes of geomorphic change. Progress in Physical Geography, 40, 480–492.

Walsh, C.J., Booth, D.B., Burns, M.J., Fletcher, T.D., Hale, R.L., Hoang, L.N., Livingston, G., Rippy, M.A., Roy, A.H., Scoggins, M. and Wallace, A., (2015) Principles for urban stormwater management to protect stream ecosystems. Freshwater Science. Freshwater Science, 35. View PDF

Walsh, C. J., Fletcher, T. D., & Vietz, G. J. (2016). Variability in stream ecosystem response to urbanization: Unraveling the influences of physiography and urban land and water management. Progress in Physical Geography, 40(5), 714-731.

Walsh, C. J., & Webb, J. A. (2016). Interactive effects of urban stormwater drainage, land clearance, and flow regime on stream macroinvertebrate assemblages across a large metropolitan region. Freshwater Science, 35. View PDF

2015

*Askarizadeh, A., Rippy, M. A., Fletcher, T. D., Feldman, D., Peng, J., Bowler, P., Mehring, A., Winfrey, B., Vrugt, J., & AghaKouchak, A. (2015). From rain tanks to catchments: Use of low-impact development to address hydrologic symptoms of the urban stream syndrome. Environmental Science and Technology, 49: 11264–11280.

*Bos, D.G, & Brown, H.L. (2015) Overcoming barriers to community participation in a catchment-scale experiment: building trust and changing behavior. Freshwater Science34(3) DOI: 10.1086/682394.

*Brown, H.L., Bos, D., Walsh, C.J., Fletcher, T.D. & Rossrakesh, S. (2014) More than money: how multiple factors influence householder participation in at-source stormwater management. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, DOI: 10.1080/09640568.2014.984017.

*Burns, M. J., Fletcher, T. D., Duncan, H. P., Hatt, B. E., Ladson, A. R., and Walsh, C. J. (2015). The performance of rainwater tanks for stormwater retention and water supply at the household scale: an empirical study. Hydrological Processes, 29: 152–160.

*Burns, M.J, Wallis, E. & Matic, V. (2015) Building capacity in low-impact drainage management through research collaboration. Freshwater Science34(3) DOI: 10.1086/682565.

*Burns, M.J., Schubert, J.E., Fletcher, T.D & Sanders, B.F. (2015). Testing the impact of at-source stormwater management on urban flooding through a coupling of network and overland flow models. WIREs Water, 2, 291–300.

*Burns, M. J., Walsh, C. J., Fletcher, T. D., Ladson, A. R., & Hatt, B. E. (2015) A landscape measure of urban stormwater runoff effects is a better predictor of stream condition than a suite of hydrologic factors. Ecohydrology, 8: 160–171.

*Fletcher, T. D., Shuster, W. D., Hunt, W. F., Ashley, R., Butler, D., Arthur, S., Trowsdale, S., Barraud, S., Semadeni-Davies, A., Bertrand-Krajewski, J.-L., Mikkelsen, P. S., Rivard, G., Uhl, M., Dagenais, D., & Viklander, M. (2015) SUDS, LID, BMPs, WSUD and more – The evolution and application of terminology surrounding urban drainage. Urban Water Journal, 12: 525-542.

*Greet, J. (2015) The marked flooding tolerance of seedlings of a threatened swamp gum: implications for the restoration of critical wetland forests. Australian Journal of Botany 63: 669-678.

*Greet, J., J. A. Webb and R. D. Cousens (2015). “Floods reduce the prevalence of exotic plant species within the riparian zone: evidence from natural floods.” Applied Vegetation Science. 18(3:) 503-512.

*Greet, J., & Rees, P. (2015) Slashing may have potential for controlling Phragmites australis in long-inundated parts of a Ramsar-listed wetland. Ecological Management & Restoration16(3): 233-236.

*Hamel, P., Daly, E., & Fletcher, T. D. (2015). Which baseflow metrics should be used in assessing flow regimes of urban streams? Hydrological Processes, 29: 2367–2378.

*Nemes, V., La Nauze, A., Walsh, C.J., Fletcher, T.D., Bos, D., Rossrakesh, S. & Stoneham, G. (2015) Saving a creek one bid at a time: a uniform price auction for urban stormwater retention. Urban Water Journal. DOI:10.1080/1573062X.2014.988732

*Prosser, T., Morison, P.J., & Coleman, R.A. (2015) Integrating stormwater management to restore a stream: perspectives from a waterway management authority. Freshwater Science34(3) DOI: 10.1086/682566.

*Richards, P. J., Farrell, C., Tom, M., Williams, N. S. G., & Fletcher, T. D. (2015). Vegetable raingardens can produce food and reduce stormwater runoff. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 14(3): 646–654.

*Sammonds, M.J, & Vietz, G.J. (2015). Setting stream naturalisation goals to achieve ecosystem improvement in urbanising greenfield catchments. Area, DOI: 10.1111/area.12181.

*Szota, C., Farrell, C., Livesley, S. J., & Fletcher, T. D. (2015). Salt tolerant plants increase nitrogen removal from biofiltration systems affected by saline stormwater. Water Research. 83: 195–204.

*Vietz, G.J., Walsh, C.J. & Fletcher, T.D. (2015). Urban hydrogeomorphology and the urban stream syndrome: treating the symptoms and causes of geomorphic change. Progress in Physical Geography, DOI: 10.1177/0309133315605048.

*Walsh, C.W., & Fletcher, T.D. (2015) Stream experiments at the catchment scale: the challenges and rewards of collaborating with community and government to push policy boundaries. Freshwater Science34(3): DOI: 10.1086/682421.

*Walsh, C.W., Fletcher, T.D., Bos, D.G. & Imburger, S.J. (2015) Restoring a stream through retention of urban stormwater runoff: a catchment-scale experiment in a social–ecological system. Freshwater Science34(3): DOI: 10.1086/682422.

2014

*Burns, M. J., Walsh, C. J., Fletcher, T. D., Ladson, A. R., & Hatt, B. E. (2014)  A landscape measure of urban stormwater runoff effects is a better predictor of stream condition than a suite of hydrologic factors. Ecohydrology, DOI: 10.1002/eco.1497.

*Burns, M.J., Fletcher, T.D., Duncan, H.P., Hatt, B.E., Ladson, A.R. & Walsh, C.J. (2014) The performance of rainwater tanks for stormwater retention and water supply at the household scale: an empirical study. Hydrological Processes, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10142.

*Fletcher, T. D., Shuster, W. D., Hunt, W. F., Ashley, R., Butler, D., Arthur, S., Trowsdale, S., Barraud, S., Semadeni-Davies, A., Bertrand-Krajewski, J.-L., Mikkelsen, P. S., Rivard, G., Uhl, M., Dagenais, D., & Viklander, M. (2014)  SUDS, LID, BMPs, WSUD and more – The evolution and application of terminology surrounding urban drainage. Urban Water , DOI:10.1080/1573062X.2014.916314.

*Hamel, P., McHugh, I., Coutts, A., Daly, E., Beringer, J., & Fletcher, T. D. (2014) An automated chamber system to measure field evapotranspiration rates. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001006

*Imberger, S., P. Cook, M. Grace  and R. Thompson (2014) Tracing carbon sources in small urbanising streams: catchment-scale stormwater drainage overwhelms the effects of reach-scale riparian vegetation. Freshwater Biology, 59, 168–186.

*Kandra, H., McCarthy, D. T., Fletcher, T. D., & Deletic, A. (2014) Assessment of clogging phenomena in granular filter media used for stormwater treatment Journal of Hydrology, 512, 518–527.

*Lizama Allende, K., McCarthy, D., & Fletcher, T. (2014) The influence of media type on removal of arsenic, iron and boron from acidic wastewater in horizontal flow wetland microcosms planted with Phragmites australis. Chemical Engineering Journal, 246, 217-228.

*Martin, E.H., Walsh, C.J., Serena, M. & Webb, J.A. (2014) Urban stormwater runoff limits distribution of platypus. Austral Ecology39, 337–345.

*Payne, E., Fletcher, T. D., Cook, P., Deletic, A., & Hatt, B. E. (2014a) Processes and drivers of nitrogen removal in stormwater biofiltration. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology44, 796–846.

*Payne, E.G.I., Fletcher, T.D., Cook, P.L.M., Deletic, A. & Hatt, B.E. (2014b) Processes and drivers of nitrogen removal in stormwater biofiltration. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 44, 796–846

*Payne, E. G. I., Fletcher, T. D., Russell, D., Grace, M. R., Cavagnaro, T., Evrard, V., Deletic, A., Hatt, B., & Cook, P. L. M. (2014) Temporary storage or permanent removal? The division of nitrogen between biotic assimilation and denitrification in stormwater biofiltration systems. PLoS ONE 9(3), e90890.

*Vietz, G.J., Sammonds, M.J., Fletcher, T.D., Walsh, C.J., Rutherfurd, I.D. & Stewardson, M.J. (2014) Ecologically relevant geomorphic attributes of streams are impaired by even low levels of watershed effective imperviousness. Geomorphology, 206, 67–78.

*Walsh, C. J. and J. A. Webb (2014). “Spatial weighting of land use and temporal weighting of antecedent discharge improves prediction of stream condition.” Landscape ecology 29(7): 1171–1185.

2013

*Braud, I., Fletcher, T.D. & Andrieu, H. (2013) Hydrology of peri-urban catchments: processing and modelling. Journal of Hydrology, 485, 1–4.

*Browne, D., Deletic, A., Mudd, G., & Fletcher, T. (2013) A two-dimensional model of hydraulic performance of stormwater infiltration systems. Hydrological Processes, 27, 2785–2799.

*Fletcher, T.D., Andrieu, H. & Hamel, P. (2013) Understanding, management and modelling of urban hydrology and its consequences for receiving waters; a state of the art. Advances in Water Resources, 51, 261–279.

*Grant, S.B., Fletcher, T.D., Feldman, D.L., Saphores, J.D., Cook, P.L. M., Stewardson, M., Low, K., Burry, K., & Hamilton, A.J. (2013) Adapting urban water systems to a changing climate: lessons from the Millennium drought in southeast Australia. Environmental Science & Technology, 47, 10727–10734.

*Greet, J., R. D. Cousens and J. A. Webb (2013). “Seasonal timing of inundation affects riparian plant growth and flowering: implications for riparian vegetation composition.” Plant Ecology 214(1): 87-101.

*Greet, J., R. D. Cousens and J. A. Webb (2013). “Flow regulation is associated with riverine soil seed bank composition within an agricultural landscape: potential implications for restoration.” Journal of Vegetation Science 24(1): 157-167.

*Greet, J., R. D. Cousens and J. A. Webb (2013). “More exotic and fewer native plant species: riverine vegetation patterns associated with altered seasonal flow patterns.” River Research and Applications 29: 686-706.

*Hamel, P., Daly, E. & Fletcher, T.D. (2013) Source-control stormwater management for mitigating the impacts of urbanisation on baseflow: a review. Journal of Hydrology, 485, 201–211.

*Hamel, P., & Fletcher, T. D. (2013) The impact of stormwater source-control strategies on the (low) flow regime of urban catchments Water Science and Technology, DOI:10.2166/wst.2013.772

*Virasawhmy, H., Stewardson, M., Vietz, G., & Fletcher, T. D. (2013) Factors that affect the hydraulic performance of raingardens: Implications for design and maintenance. Water Science and Technology, DOI:10.2166/wst.2013.809

*Zinger, Y., Blecken, G.-T., Fletcher, T.D., Viklander, M. & Deletic, A. (2013) Optimising nitrogen removal in existing stormwater biofilters: Benefits and tradeoffs of a retrofitted saturated zone. Ecological Engineering,51, 75–82.

2012

*Burns, M.J., Fletcher, T.D., Walsh, C.J., Ladson, A.R. & Hatt, B.E. (2012) Hydrologic shortcomings of conventional urban stormwater management and opportunities for reform. Landscape and Urban Planning, 105, 230–240.

*Daly, E., Deletic, A., Hatt, B.E. & Fletcher, T.D. (2012) Modelling of stormwater biofilters under random hydrologic variability: a case study of a carpark at Monash University, Victoria (Australia). Hydrological Processes, 26, 3416–3424.

*Grant, S., Saphores, J., Feldman, D., Hamilton, A., Fletcher, T.D., Cook, P., Stewardson, M., Sanders, B., Levin, L., Ambrose, R., Deletic, A., Brown, R., Jiang, S., Rosso, D., Cooper, W. & Marusic, I. (2012) Taking the “waste” out of “wastewater” for human water security ad ecosystem sustainability. Science, 337, 681–686.

*Greet, J., R. D. Cousens and J. A. Webb (2012). “Flow regulation affects temporal patterns of riverine plant seed dispersal: potential implications for plant recruitment.” Freshwater Biology 57(12): 2568-2579.

2011

2004

*Walsh, C.J. (2004) Protection of in-stream biota from urban impacts: minimise catchment imperviousness or improve drainage design? Marine and Freshwater Research, 55: 317-326.

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