Rhine-Econet; ecological networks in river rehabilitation scenarios: a case study for the Lower Rhine

R. Reijnen, W.B. Harms, R.P.B. Foppen, R. de Visser, H.P. Wolfert

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    Abstract

    The significance of an ecological network of natural areas for a successful nature conservation and rehabilitation strategy of the Lower Rhine between Gorinchem (Netherlands) and Duisburg (Germany) is indicated. A scenario approach is used to illuminate variations in the planning of 10 000 ha of new natural areas, focused on riverine forest, macrophyte marsh and side channels. Each scenario is evaluated by determining its network function for nine characteristic fauna species. The results can serve as a conceptual framework for decisions on the ecological future of the Lower Rhine and probably also for other European rivers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationLelystad
    PublisherRIZA
    Number of pages172
    Publication statusPublished - 1995

    Publication series

    Name
    No.no. 58-1995

    Keywords

    • rehabilitation
    • dispersal
    • ecosystems
    • capacity
    • applications
    • netherlands
    • germany
    • nature
    • ecological engineering
    • animal communities
    • river rhine

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