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The river Rhine: a global highway for dispersal of aquatic invasive species
The river Rhine is heavily influenced by human activities and suffers from a series of environmental constraints which hamper a complete recovery of biodiversity. These constraints comprise intensiveExpand
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Assessing the Risks of Aquatic Species Invasions via European Inland Waterways: From Concepts to Environmental Indicators
Abstract EDITOR'S NOTE: This is 1 of 12 papers prepared by participants attending the workshop “Risk Assessment in European River Basins–State of the Art and Future Challenges” held in Liepzig,Expand
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Heavy-Metal Concentrations in Small Mammals from a Diffusely Polluted Floodplain: Importance of Species- and Location-Specific Characteristics
The soil of several floodplain areas along large European rivers shows increased levels of heavy metals as a relict from past sedimentation of contaminants. These levels may pose risks ofExpand
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Effects of preservation on dry- and ash-free dry weight biomass of some common aquatic macro-invertebrates
The effect of preservation methods on dry weight (DW) and ash-free dry weight (AFDW) of Radix peregra (Gastropoda), Asellus aquaticus (Isopoda), Erpobdella octoculata (Hirudinea) and GlyptotendipesExpand
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Characterization factors for water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions based on freshwater fish species extinction.
Human-induced changes in water consumption and global warming are likely to reduce the species richness of freshwater ecosystems. So far, these impacts have not been addressed in the context of lifeExpand
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Sensitivity of native and non-native mollusc species to changing river water temperature and salinity
Climate change may strongly affect the abiotic conditions in riverine ecosystems, for example by changing water temperature regimes and salinisation due to sea water intrusion and evaporation. WeExpand
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Life-history and ecological correlates of population change in Dutch breeding birds.
Predicting relative extinction risks of animals has become a major challenge in conservation biology. Identifying life-history and ecological traits related to the decline of species helps understandExpand
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Competition for shelter between four invasive gobiids and two native benthic fish species
Recent invasions by non-native gobiid fish species that are ongoing in the Western European rivers Rhine and Meuse, will lead to interactions with native benthic fish species. Since both non-nativeExpand
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Pumpkinseed sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus) invasions facilitated by introductions and nature management strongly reduce macroinvertebrate abundance in isolated water bodies
The pumpkinseed sunfish, Lepomis gibbosus, originates from Eastern North America and was introduced to the Netherlands in 1902 as an aquarium and garden pond fish. At present the pumpkinseed isExpand
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Differences in sensitivity of native and exotic fish species to changes in river temperature
This paper describes the effects that temperature changes in the Rhine river distributaries have on native and exotic fish diversity. Site-specific potentially affected fractions (PAFs) of theExpand
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