Driver-pressure-impact and response-recovery chains in European rivers: observed and predicted effects on BQEs

C.K. Feld, V. Dahm, A. Lorenz, M. Logez, A. Marzin, P.F.M. Verdonschot, H.C.U. Michels, H.E. Keizer-Vlek

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Abstract

The report presented in the following is part of the outcome of WISER’s river Workpackage WP5.1 and as such part of the module on aquatic ecosystem management and restoration. The ultimate goal of WP5.1 is to provide guidance on best practice restoration and management to the practitioners in River Basin Management. Therefore, a series of analyses was undertaken, each of which used a part of the WP5.1 database in order to track two major pathways of biological response: 1) the response of riverine biota to environmental pressures (degradation) and 2) the response of biota to the reduction of these impacts (restoration). This report attempts to provide empirical evidence on the environment-biota relationships for both pathways.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBrussel
PublisherEuropean Commission
Number of pages227
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • watersheds
  • aquatic ecology
  • ecological restoration
  • rivers
  • biota
  • databases
  • europe

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