Impact of sediment pollution on the carrying capacity of benthic communities in river floodplain systems

H.J. de Lange, J. de Jonge, P.J. den Besten, E.T.H.M. Peeters, J. Oosterbaan

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Abstract

The main focus of the present research project is to determine and quantify the effect of sediment-bound contaminants on the productivity of benthic macroinvertebrates. The central hypothesis in this study is that sediment pollution leads to a shift in species composition accompanied by a lower productivity of the benthic community, resulting in a decrease of the carrying capacity for fish and waterfowl
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNCR-days 2001 : from sediment transport, morphology and ecology to river basin management
EditorsE. Stouthamer, A.G. van Os
Pages30-31
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • sediment
  • pollutants
  • benthos
  • water pollution
  • productivity
  • floodplains
  • water bottoms
  • noord-brabant

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    de Lange, H. J., de Jonge, J., den Besten, P. J., Peeters, E. T. H. M., & Oosterbaan, J. (2001). Impact of sediment pollution on the carrying capacity of benthic communities in river floodplain systems. In E. Stouthamer, & A. G. van Os (Eds.), NCR-days 2001 : from sediment transport, morphology and ecology to river basin management (pp. 30-31)