Dr Joanne Clapcott

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Coastal and Freshwater Resources, Cawthron Institute

Joanne has worked on developing ways to measure the ecosystem health of large rivers and was involved in a national survey of large rivers to assess macroinvertebrates and ecosystem function in response to land use. Joanne continues to work on understanding the function of small and large rivers by applying functional indicators, including ecosystem metabolism and organic matter breakdown, in studies throughout New Zealand. She is particularly interested in predictive modeling of river ecosystem health to help guide river management (e.g. conservation, rehabilitation, and resource allocation) at a regional and national level.

E-mail: Joanne.Clapcott@cawthron.org.nz

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Publications

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Journal, book, and conference publications

Clapcott J.E., Barmuta L.A. 2010 Forest clearance increases metabolism and organic matter processes in small headwater streams. Journal of the North American Benthological Society, 29, In press.

Parkyn, S., Collier, K., Clapcott, J., David, B., Davies-Colley, R., Matheson, F., Quinn, J., Shaw, W. , Storey, S. 2010. The Restoration Indicator Toolkit: Indicators for Monitoring the Success of Stream Restoration. NIWA. In press.

Clapcott, J.E. , Barmuta, L.A. 2009. Metabolic patch dynamics in small headwater streams: exploring spatial and temporal variability in benthic processes. Freshwater Biology. In press

Clapcott, J.E., Young, R., Goodwin, E. , Leathwick, J. In review. Exploring the response of functional indicators of stream ecological integrity to land-use gradients. Freshwater Biology

Schallenberg, M., Death, R., Clapcott, J.E., MacNeil, C., Young, R., Sorrell, B., Scarsbrook, M. , Kelly, D. In review. Approaches to assessing ecological integrity in New Zealand freshwaters. Science for Conservation.

Clapcott, J. , Young, R. 2009. Temporal variability in ecosystem metabolism of rivers in the Manawatu-Wanganui region. Prepared for Horizons Regional Council. Cawthron Report No. 1672.

Clapcott, J. , Young, R. 2009. Spatial and temporal variation of functional indicators in Waikato rivers. Prepared for Environment Waikato. Cawthron Report No. 1693.

Clapcott, J.E., Young, R., Goodwin, E. , Leathwick, J. 2009. Exploring the relationship between land-use pressures and the ecological integrity of rivers: Contribution to the development of a multi-metric index of ecological integrity. Prepared for Department of Conservation.

Clapcott, J.E., Young, R., Goodwin, E. , Leathwick, J. 2009. Exploring the response of functional indicators of stream ecological integrity to land-use pressure gradients. Prepared for Department of Conservation. Cawthron Report No. 1611.

Collier, K.J., Clapcott, J.E. , Young, R.G. 2009. Influence of human pressures on large river structure and function. Prepared for Department of Conservation. CBER Contract Report 95.

Goodwin, E.O. , Clapcott, J.E. 2009. Responses of indicators of lake ecological integrity to human pressures and environmental variability. A data exploration. Prepared for Department of Conservation. Cawthron Report No. 1663.

Harding, J.S., Clapcott, J.E., Quinn, J.M., Hayes, J.W., Joy, M.K., Storey, R.G., Greig, H.S., Hay, J., James, T., Beech, M.A., Ozane, R., Meredith, A.S. , Boothroyd, I.K.D. 2009. Stream habitat assessment protocols for wadeable rivers and streams of New Zealand. University of Canterbury Press, Christchurch.

Clapcott, J. , Young, R. 2008. Spatial variation of functional indicators in Waikato River. Prepared for Environment Waikato. Cawthron Report No. 1493.

Fellows, C.S., Clapcott, J.E., Udy, J.W., Bunn, S.E., Harch, B.D., Smith, M.J. , Davies, P.M. 2006. Benthic metabolism as an indicator of stream ecosystem health. Hydrobiologia 572: 71-87.

Udy, J.W., Fellows, C.S., Bartkow, M.E., Bunn, S.E., Clapcott, J.E. , Harch, B.D. 2006. Measures of nutrient processes as indicators of stream ecosystem health. Hydrobiologia 572: 89-102.

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