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Monitoring of the restored streams in the Vltavský Luh, Šumava National Park

Authors

BOJKOVÁ Jindřiška ČÍŽKOVÁ Hana KUČEROVÁ Andrea RÁDKOVÁ Vanda SOLDÁN Tomáš SVIDENSKÝ Richard VRBA Jaroslav

Year of publication 2015
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Silva Gabreta
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Citation
Field Ecology
Keywords restoration; macroinvertebrates; vegetation; hydrology; Bohemian Forest
Description The area of the Vltavský Luh (lower part of the Teplá Vltava stream and the Studená Vltava stream catchments) has been seriously altered by amelioration of mires and wet meadows and channelisation of streams draining them. Removal of the old drainages and restoration of the channelised sections of streams has been implemented to recover the hydrological regime of the area. Lower sections of the three streams, Hučina, Jedlový Potok and Žlebský Potok, have been restored in 2013–2015. The associated research is focused on the monitoring and evaluation of the success of these restorations. Main objectives are (i) to describe the colonisation of the restored stream channels by aquatic macroinvertebrates and the development of their assemblages in relation to flow and substratum conditions, (ii) to compare macroinvertebrate and plant communities before and after restoration, and (iii) to analyse the dynamics of vegetation changes in relation to the water regime and plant growth forms.
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