publication . Article . Part of book or chapter of book . Contribution for newspaper or weekly magazine . 2005

Ground beetle habitat templets and riverbank integrity

Kris Van Looy; Stijn Vanacker; Hans Jochems; Geert De Blust; Marc Dufrêne;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2005 Journal: River Research and Applications, volume 21, issue 10, page 1133-1146
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc (GB)
  • Country: Belgium
Abstract
The habitat templet approach was used in a scale-sensitive bioindicator assessment for the ecological integrity of riverbanks and for specific responses to river management. Ground beetle habitat templets were derived from a catchment-scale sampling, integrating the overall variety of bank types. This coarse-filter analysis was integrated in the reach-scale fine-filtering approaches of community responses to habitat integrity and river management impacts. Higher species diversity was associated with the higher heterogeneity in bank habitats of the un-navigable river reaches. The abundant presence of habitat specialists in the riverbank zone allows a habitat inte...
Subjects
free text keywords: Habitat integrity, Riparian ground beetles, River management, Carabidae, Coleoptera, Life sciences, Environmental sciences & ecology, Sciences du vivant, Sciences de l’environnement & écologie, General Environmental Science, Water Science and Technology, Environmental Chemistry, /dk/atira/pure/thematic/inbo_th_00125, Management, /dk/atira/pure/thematic/inbo_th_00137, Fauna management, /dk/atira/pure/discipline/B000/B003, B003-ecology, /dk/atira/pure/discipline/B000/B003/B280-dierenecologie, B280-animal-ecology, /dk/atira/pure/taxonomic/kevers_coleoptera_, beetles (Coleoptera), /dk/atira/pure/taxonomic/loopkevers_carabidae_, ground beetles (Carabidae), /dk/atira/pure/geographic/maas, Meuse, Ecology, Habitat, Riparian zone, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Flood myth, Environmental science, Ground beetle, biology.organism_classification, biology, Bioindicator, Species diversity, Impact assessment, Indicator species
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