Floodplain management in temperate regions: is multifunctionality enhancing biodiversity?

Schindler, Stefan, Kropik, Michaela, Euller, Katrin, Bunting, Stuart W., Schulz-Zunkel, Christiane, Hermann, Anna, Hainz-Renetzeder, Christa, Kanka, Robert, Mauerhofer, Volker, Gasso, Viktor, Krug, Andreas, Lauwaars, Sophie G., Zulka, Klaus P., Henle, Klaus, Hoffmann, Maurice, Biró, Marianna, Essl, Franz, Jaquier, Sophie, Balázs, Lukács, Borics, Gábor et al., (2013). Floodplain management in temperate regions: is multifunctionality enhancing biodiversity?. Environmental Evidence, 1-11

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    Author Schindler, Stefan
    Kropik, Michaela
    Euller, Katrin
    Bunting, Stuart W.
    Schulz-Zunkel, Christiane
    Hermann, Anna
    Hainz-Renetzeder, Christa
    Kanka, Robert
    Mauerhofer, Volker
    Gasso, Viktor
    Krug, Andreas
    Lauwaars, Sophie G.
    Zulka, Klaus P.
    Henle, Klaus
    Hoffmann, Maurice
    Biró, Marianna
    Essl, Franz
    Jaquier, Sophie
    Balázs, Lukács
    Borics, Gábor
    Hudin, Stephanie
    Damm, Christian
    Pusch, Martin
    van der Sluis, Theo
    Sebesvari, Zita
    Wrbka, Thomas
    Title Floodplain management in temperate regions: is multifunctionality enhancing biodiversity?
    Appearing in Environmental Evidence
    Publication Date 2013
    Place of Publication London
    Publisher BioMed
    Start page 1
    End page 11
    Language eng
    Abstract

    Floodplains are among the most diverse, dynamic, productive and populated but also the most threatened ecosystems on Earth. Threats are mainly related to human activities that alter the landscape and disrupt fluvial processes to obtain benefits related to multiple ecosystem services (ESS). Floodplain management therefore requires close coordination among interest groups with competing claims and poses multi-dimensional challenges to policy-makers and project managers. The European Commission proposed in its recent Biodiversity Strategy to maintain and enhance European ecosystems and their services by establishing green infrastructure (GI). GI is assumed to provide multiple ecosystem functions and services including the conservation of biodiversity in the same spatial area. However, evidence for biodiversity benefits of multifunctional floodplain management is scattered and has not been synthesised.

    Copyright Holder BioMed
    Copyright Year 2013
    Copyright type Creative commons
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