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Environmentální význam mrtvého dřeva v říčních ekosystémech

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Title in English Environmental significance of the woody debris in river ecosystems


Year of publication 2009
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Geodny Liberec 2008 - Sborník příspěvků výroční mezinárodní konference ČGS
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Faculty of Science

Field Earth magnetism, geography
Keywords woody debris; river channel; morphology; ecosystem
Description Many surveys in the different parts of the world have shown, that woody debris (WD) in streams and rivers and adjacent riparian areas is their very important component. WD has been removed from the channels without environmental connectivity in the Czech Republic and whole central European area. Nevertheless it exist deep knowledge about the positive influences on the channel stability, sediment transport and storage or on the biodiversity. These understandings remain on the margins of interests, it is necessary to verify their interpretation to the Czech conditions. Large differences exist in problems of restorations, when WD is commonly used as very effective instrument in the well developed countries. Department of Geography Faculty of Science Masaryk University, as one of the first workplaces in the Czech Rep., grasped this problem at the early beginnings. Its objects of interest are mainly distribution and structure of WD. Scientists also study the interactions between riparian vegetation, WD and fluvial processes and forms in the channels.
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