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The third dimension in river restoration: how anthropogenic disturbance changes boundary conditions for ecological mitigation

Guzelj, M.; Hauer, C.; Egger, G. 1
1 Institut für Geographie und Geoökologie (IFGG), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


The goals of the European Water Framework Directive changed the perspective on rivers from human to ecosystem-based river management. After decades of channelizing and damming rivers, restoration projects are applied with more or less successful outcomes. The anthropogenic influence put on rivers can change their physical parameters and result in a different morphological type of river. Using the Ammer River as an example, a comparison between applied systems of corridor determination based on historical maps and data; calculation of regime width; and the change in parameters and river typology are pointed out. The results showed (a) a change in stream power and morphology (b) great difference between the historical and the predicted river type and (c) that regulated rivers can have a near-natural morphology.

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000123279
Veröffentlicht am 04.09.2020
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-69796-0
Zitationen: 9
Web of Science
Zitationen: 7
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Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Geographie und Geoökologie (IFGG)
KIT-Zentrum Klima und Umwelt (ZKU)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2045-2322
KITopen-ID: 1000123279
Erschienen in Scientific reports
Verlag Nature Research
Band 10
Seiten Art.-Nr.: 13106
Nachgewiesen in Scopus
Web of Science
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