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A short film about the cooperation and scientific exchange between the working group Aquatic Ecology and the Water Research Group of the North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa
Lack of shade? Too many nutrients from adjacent fields? Modified banks? If a river or stream is not doing well, there are many possible causes, but they are sometimes difficult to detect.
Scientists from UDE have now developed a method that evaluates biological symptoms of rivers and calculates probable causes.
The platform serves to provide online calculation tools for determining the ecological quality of water bodies and is operated by Aquatic Ecology on behalf of the Federal Environment Agency.
Currently available are the methods Phytofluss (Phytoplankton), Phylib (Phytobenthos and Makropyhten), Perlodes (Makrozoobenthos) and fiBS (Fische).
The use of all services of gewaesser-bewertung-berechnung.de is free of charge.
At the moment the platform is only avalibale in German, but other languages are possible and might come in the near future.
The online platform bundles information and results from freshwater ecosystem research. It makes data freely available and is intended to stimulate new research approaches in this field. It offers a unique and comprehensive knowledge base for a sustainable and evidence-based management of our threatened freshwaters and resources. The Aquatic Ecology operates the platform together with three other European institutes.
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Kaiser, N.N., Feld, C.K. & Stoll, S. (2020) Does river restoration increase ecosystem services? Ecosystem Services 46, 101206., link to article
Born-Torrijos, A., Paterson, R.A., van Beest, G.S., Schwelm, J., Vyhlídalová, T., Henriksen, E.H., Knudsen, R., Kristoffersen, R., Amundsen, P.A. & Soldánová, M. (2020) Temperature does not influence functional response of amphipods consuming different trematode prey, link to article
Erasmus, J.H., Wepener, V., Nachev, M., Zimmermann, S., Malherbe, W., Sures, B. & Smit, N.J. (2020) The role of fish helminth parasites in monitoring metal pollution in aquatic ecosystems: a case study in the world’s most productive platinum mining region. Parasitology Research 119, 2783-2798, link to article
Gericke, A., Nguyen, H.H., Fischer, P., Kail, J. & Venohr M. (2020) Deriving a Bayesian Network to assess the retention efficacy of riparian buffer zones. Water 12, 617, link to articleAll publications