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Riparian and in-stream restoration of boreal streams and rivers: success or failure?
Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
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2015 (English)In: Ecohydrology, ISSN 1936-0584, E-ISSN 1936-0592, Vol. 8, no 5, p. 753-764Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We reviewed follow-up studies from Finnish and Swedish streams that have been restored after timber floating to assess the abiotic and biotic responses to restoration. More specifically, from a review of 18 case studies (16 published and 2 unpublished), we determined whether different taxonomic groups react differently or require different periods of time to respond to the same type of restoration. Restoration entailed returning coarse sediment (cobbles and boulders) and sometimes large wood to previously channelized turbulent reaches, primarily with the objective of meeting habitat requirements of naturally reproducing salmonid fish. The restored streams showed a consistent increase in channel complexity and retention capacity, but the biotic responses were weak or absent in most species groups. Aquatic mosses growing on boulders were drastically reduced shortly after restoration, but in most studies, they recovered after a few years. Riparian plants, macroinvertebrates and fish did not show any consistent trends in response. We discuss seven alternative explanations to these inconsistent results and conclude that two decades is probably too short a time for most organisms to recover. We recommend long-term monitoring using standardized methods, a landscape-scale perspective and a wider range of organisms to improve the basis for judging to what extent restoration in boreal streams has achieved its goal of reducing the impacts from timber floating.

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John Wiley & Sons, 2015. Vol. 8, no 5, p. 753-764
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recovery, restoration, streams, timber floating
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Ecology
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Biology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-69291DOI: 10.1002/eco.1480ISI: 000358538800002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-69291DiVA, id: diva2:1254246
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Special Issue:Restoring functional riparian ecosystems: concepts and applications

Available from: 2018-10-08 Created: 2018-10-08 Last updated: 2018-11-08Bibliographically approved

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