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Contributions of cultural services to the ecosystem services agenda
Cultural ecosystem services (ES) are consistently recognized but not yet adequately defined or integrated within the ES framework. A substantial body of models, methods, and data relevant to culturalExpand
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Re‐establishing and assessing ecological integrity in riverine landscapes
SUMMARY 1. River‐floodplain systems are among the most diverse and complex ecosystems. The lack of detailed information about functional relationships and processes at the landscape and catchmentExpand
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The use of large wood in stream restoration: experiences from 50 projects in Germany and Austria
Summary 1Wood is increasingly used in restoration projects to improve the hydromorphological and ecological status of streams and rivers. However, despite their growing importance, only a few ofExpand
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A multi-level concept for fish-based, river-type-specific assessment of ecological integrity
We propose a multi-level concept for fish-based assessment (MuLFA) of the ecological integrity of running waters. This concept is designed for large-scale monitoring programmes such as required forExpand
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Effects of river bed restructuring on fish and benthos of a fifth order stream, Melk, Austria
Studies conducted on 15 sections of seven different epipotamal streams between 1981 and 1984 established the impact of river bed structures on fish communities. Reduced spatial heterogeneity due toExpand
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Assessing restoration effects on hydromorphology in European mid-sized rivers by key hydromorphological parameters
The effects of river restoration on hydromorphological conditions and variability are often documented immediately following the restoration, but rarely properly monitored in the long term. ThisExpand
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River restoration concepts — goals and perspectives
An analysis of restoration projects carried out both in Austria and abroad shows that most projects are limited to design measures within the river bed with the general intention to increase habitatExpand
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Meeting the Challenges of Transdisciplinary Knowledge Production for Sustainable Water Governance
Abstract Increasing pressure on mountain water resources is making it necessary to address water governance issues in a transdisciplinary way. This entails drawing on different disciplinaryExpand
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Spatio‐temporal habitat dynamics in a changing Danube River landscape 1812—2006
Modern, holistic concepts dealing with river/floodplain ecology recognize the key role of hydromorphological turnover processes for the development of distinct habitat patterns. Such patterns, inExpand
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Ecological effects of rehabilitation measures at the Austrian Danube: a meta-analysis of fish assemblages
Large rivers are worldwide under severe pressure and there is a lack of information on large river restoration. The present paper represents a meta-analysis of available data on river rehabilitationExpand
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