Essays about: "Riparian buffer zones"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 11 essays containing the words Riparian buffer zones.

  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. 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

  3. 3. Testing the influence of riparian buffer design on stream biodiversity following drought

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

    Author : Rasmus Eriksson; [2021]
    Keywords : forestry; clear-cutting; riparian buffers; macroinvertebrates; drought;

    Abstract : Forestry is a major industry in Sweden and the most common method to harvest timber is to clear-cut large areas. Clear-cutting can alter multiple physical, chemical, and ecological characteristics of headwater streams. To minimize these effects, vegetated riparian ‘buffers zones’ are often spared along streams and lakes. READ MORE

  4. 4. 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

  5. 5. Evaluating abundance of deciduous trees in production forests along small stream : can Sweden meet current policy goals without intensive management

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

    Author : Jessica Åström; [2020]
    Keywords : Riparian forests; small stream; strategic management objectives; deciduous; forest policy change;

    Abstract : Riparian zones are important for many ecological functions such as for providing shade to streams and leaf litter to instream organisms, as well as acting as filters for sediments and excess nutrients that are released during forestry operations. Riparian areas are also important for preservation of biodiversity. READ MORE