Essays about: "Riparian Zone"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 23 essays containing the words Riparian Zone.

  1. 1. Riparian buffer zones in agricultural landscapes : Their status today and their future as an ecological tool in Sweden

    University essay from Karlstads universitet

    Author : Mikaela Ignatiou Hadjicharalambous; [2021]
    Keywords : Riparian buffer zones; agriculture lanscapes; ecological tool; streams; kantzoner; lantbrukslandskap; ekologisk vertyg; vattendrag;

    Abstract : The application of intensive farming and cultivation practices, resulting in large-scale modification of the hydrology of streams and rivers and of the natural vegetation, has increased the need to find ways to mitigate the negative impact of this habitat degradation. Suitable design and creation of riparian buffer zones in agriculture areas, is by many considered the best remedial measure. READ MORE

  2. 2. Biodiversity and habitat conditions in reaches with high flow velocity along gradients in hydrological and geomorphological alteration : A study of six rivers in Sweden

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap

    Author : Anders Aalto; [2021]
    Keywords : Hydrology; Geomorphology; Biological variables; Human alteration;

    Abstract : The vast majority of rivers in the developed world are affected by human alteration, which in turn negatively affects the species that rely on these highly diverse and species rich areas to survive. Homogenization of previously heterogenic areas due to a change in water discharge and the substrate availability in the rivers is often regarded as the main reason for the loss of species richness in rivers and the riparian zone. READ MORE

  3. 3. Conservation Management in Riparian Zones : a follow up of the Nissan water management agreement

    University essay from SLU/Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre

    Author : Joakim Isaksson; [2021]
    Keywords : Riparian Zone; broadleaves; forest management; Nissan;

    Abstract : Forest management in riparian zones has consequences for the aquatic ecosystem. In 2015, Sveaskog signed a water management agreement for the river Nissan with the purpose of promoting broadleaves and improving the riparian ecosystems inside the agreement area. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Effects of Depth and Hydrological Connectivity on Heavy Metal Loading in Riparian Zones

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap

    Author : Emily Rose Williams; [2021]
    Keywords : Riparian zones; metal elements in soils; Discrete Riparian Inflow Zones DRIPs ; riparian soils; metal retention;

    Abstract : The area between a stream and land is known as a riparian zone. These zones are highly dynamic whichcarry and accumulate heavy metals and environmental contaminants. Discrete Riparian Input Zones(DRIPs) are a subset of such zones that carry concentrated amounts of water into streams at discrete points. READ MORE

  5. 5. Riparian buffer zones widths, windthrows and recruitment of dead wood : A study of headwaters in northern Sweden

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Forest Ecology and Management

    Author : Gustaf Nilsson; [2021]
    Keywords : Fixed-width buffers; wind disturbance; small streams; nature consideration;

    Abstract : Riparian buffer zones, that is vegetated strips that are left surrounding streams, are today the general management practice to protect our running waters during forestry. They are created with the intent of preserving a variety of important ecological functions, including provision of dead wood. READ MORE