Quantitative Flow‐Ecology Relationships Using Distributed Lag Nonlinear Models: Large Floods in the Murray River Could Have Delayed Effects on Aquatic Macroinvertebrates Lasting More Than Three Decades

Abstract We aimed to quantify the delayed effects of flows on aquatic ecosystems using 33 years of monitoring data on macroinvertebrates and water quality, and 51 years of hydrological data, spanning 2,300 km of the Murray River, Australia. By incorporating the delayed effects of hydrological indices, along with physicochemical variables, into generalised additive models to […]