Jean-Pierre Vanden Bossche

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Samples issued from intensive sampling in the Netherlands (1992–2001) and from extensive sampling carried out in the context of international campaigns (1998, 2000 and 2001) were revisited. Additional samples from artificial substrates (1992–2003) and other techniques (various periods) were analysed. The combined data provide a global and dynamic view on(More)
Ecological theory (Southwood, 1977. Journal of Animal Ecology 46: 337–365, 1988. Oikos 52: 3–18; Townsend, 1989. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 8: 36–50; Townsend & Hildrew, 1994. Freshwater Biology 31: 265–275) considers that spatio-temporal variations in habitats act as evolutionary forces on organisms, selecting for traits that(More)
The river types in Wallonia (Belgium) were defined according to the system B of the European Water Framework Directive (WFD) taking into account obligatory and optional factors synthesized in three criteria: ‘size’, ‘slope’ and ‘natural region’. Under the hypothesis that benthic invertebrate assemblages would be specialized according to river type, a set of(More)
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