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Nikolai Friberg
Norwegian Institute for Water Research
EcosystemHabitatEcologySTREAMSBiology
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#1Benjamin KupilasH-Index: 3
#2Brendan G. McKieH-Index: 25
Last. Daniel HeringH-Index: 45
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Abstract Hydromorphological river restoration can significantly alter habitat configuration and modify invertebrate assemblages of rivers and floodplains. However, the consequences of these changes for ecosystem functioning and aquatic-terrestrial interactions are not known. As a restored shoreline has a more heterogeneous structure compared to a straightened river, restoration is likely to impact aquatic-terrestrial linkages in multiple ways, which might be captured based on biomarker indicator...
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#1Francis J. BurdonH-Index: 7
Last. Constantin CazacuH-Index: 5
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Developing a general, predictive understanding of ecological systems requires knowing how much structural and functional relationships can cross scales and contexts. Here, we introduce the CROSSLINK project that investigates the role of forested riparian buffers in modified European landscapes by measuring a wide range of ecosystem attributes in stream-riparian networks. CROSSLINK involves replicated field measurements in four case-study basins with varying levels of human development: Norway (O...
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#1Scott D. TiegsH-Index: 22
#2David M. CostelloH-Index: 11
Last. Jacob A. ZwartH-Index: 9
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River ecosystems receive and process vast quantities of terrestrial organic carbon, the fate of which depends strongly on microbial activity. Variation in and controls of processing rates, however, are poorly characterized at the global scale. In response, we used a peer-sourced research network and a highly standardized carbon processing assay to conduct a global-scale field experiment in greater than 1000 river and riparian sites. We found that Earth’s biomes have distinct carbon processing si...
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#1Eoin J. O'GormanH-Index: 24
#2Lei ZhaoH-Index: 6
Last. Guy WoodwardH-Index: 54
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A warmer climate is generally expected to favour smaller organisms and steeper body-mass–abundance scaling through food webs. Results from across a stream temperature gradient now show that this effect can be offset by increasing nutrient supply.
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#1Nikolai Friberg (Norwegian Institute for Water Research)H-Index: 34
#2Lee R. Harrison (NOAA: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)H-Index: 8
Last. Desiree Tullos (OSU: Oregon State University)H-Index: 17
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#1Diego García de Jalón Lastra (UPM: Technical University of Madrid)H-Index: 13
#2M. BussettiniH-Index: 7
Last. Tom BuijseH-Index: 4
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This is a policy discussion paper aimed at addressing possible alternative approaches for environmental flows (e-Flows) assessment and identification within the context of best strategies for fluvial restoration. We focus on dammed rivers in Mediterranean regions. Fluvial species and their ecological integrity are the result of their evolutionary adaptation to river habitats. Flowing water is the main driver for development and maintenance of these habitats, which is why e-Flows are needed where...
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#1Emma Göthe (AU: Aarhus University)H-Index: 10
#2Annette Baattrup-Pedersen (AU: Aarhus University)H-Index: 17
Last. Nikolai Friberg (AU: Aarhus University)H-Index: 34
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Summary The spatial organisation of biotic communities derives from factors operating at a wide range of spatial and temporal scales. Despite strong scientific evidence of prevalent spatial control of community composition in freshwater ecosystems, local environmental factors are often considered as the main drivers of community change. Furthermore, taxonomic approaches are most frequently used, and few studies have compared the relative importance of local and regional control of trait versus t...
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#2Torben LarsenH-Index: 19
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#1Jes J. Rasmussen (AU: Aarhus University)H-Index: 19
#2Peter Wiberg-Larsen (AU: Aarhus University)H-Index: 14
Last. Annette Baattrup-Pedersen (AU: Aarhus University)H-Index: 17
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#1Nikolai Friberg (Norwegian Institute for Water Research)H-Index: 34
#2N.V. Angelopoulos (University of Hull)H-Index: 3
Last. Christian WolterH-Index: 29
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This paper is a comprehensive and updated overview of river restoration and covers all relevant aspects from drivers of restoration, linkages between hydromorphology and biota, the current restoration paradigm, effects of restorations to future directions and ways forward in the way we conduct river restoration. A large part of this paper is based on the outcomes of the REFORM (REstoring rivers FOR effective catchment Management, http://reformrivers.eu/) project that was funded by EU's 7th Frame...
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