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Degradation and recovery of the freshwater fauna in the lower sections of the rivers Rhine and Meuse

@inproceedings{Vaate2003DegradationAR,
  title={Degradation and recovery of the freshwater fauna in the lower sections of the rivers Rhine and Meuse},
  author={A. Vaate},
  year={2003}
}
  • A. Vaate
  • Published 2003
  • Environmental Science
  • Exponential increase of anthropogenic stress in European rivers, like Rhine and Meuse, started several centuries ago when inhabitants of floodplains used them for an increasing number of purposes. Step by step, the river basins lost their naturalness and ecological integrity. Usually, river regulation was a first step. Floodplains in the lower parts were narrowed by the construction of levees and dikes for land reclamation and to protect inhabitants against floods. Rivers channels were… CONTINUE READING
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