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Francesca Pilotto
Umeå University
26Publications
9H-index
225Citations
Publications 26
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Published on May 1, 2019in Freshwater Biology 3.77
Xiaolei Su1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Umeå University),
Lina E. Polvi14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Umeå University)
+ 2 AuthorsChrister Nilsson59
Estimated H-index: 59
(Umeå University)
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Published on Mar 1, 2019in Science of The Total Environment 4.61
Peter Haase32
Estimated H-index: 32
(University of Duisburg-Essen),
Francesca Pilotto9
Estimated H-index: 9
(American Museum of Natural History)
+ 4 AuthorsStefan Stoll5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Duisburg-Essen)
Abstract Climate warming often results in species range shifts, biodiversity loss and accumulated climatic debts of biota (i.e. slower changes in biota than in temperature). Here, we analyzed the changes in community composition and temperature signature of stream invertebrate communities over 25 years (1990–2014), based on a large set of samples (n = 3782) over large elevation, latitudinal and longitudinal gradients in central Europe. Although warming was moderate (average 0.5 °C), we found a s...
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Published on Feb 1, 2019in Conservation Biology 5.89
Francesca Pilotto9
Estimated H-index: 9
(American Museum of Natural History),
Jonathan D. Tonkin15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Oregon State University)
+ 6 AuthorsPeter Haase32
Estimated H-index: 32
(University of Duisburg-Essen)
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Published on Nov 1, 2018in Water Research 7.05
Andrea G. Bravo15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Spanish National Research Council),
Dolly N. Kothawala20
Estimated H-index: 20
(Uppsala University)
+ 30 AuthorsSophie Cauvy-Fraunié1
Estimated H-index: 1
Abstract Large-scale studies are needed to identify the drivers of total mercury (THg) and monomethyl-mercury (MeHg) concentrations in aquatic ecosystems. Studies attempting to link dissolved organic matter (DOM) to levels of THg or MeHg are few and geographically constrained. Additionally, stream and river systems have been understudied as compared to lakes. Hence, the aim of this study was to examine the influence of DOM concentration and composition, morphological descriptors, land uses and w...
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Published on Apr 1, 2018in Science of The Total Environment 4.61
Jonas Jourdan7
Estimated H-index: 7
(American Museum of Natural History),
Robert B. O'Hara5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
+ 12 AuthorsFrancesca Pilotto9
Estimated H-index: 9
(American Museum of Natural History)
Abstract Long-term observations on riverine benthic invertebrate communities enable assessments of the potential impacts of global change on stream ecosystems. Besides increasing average temperatures, many studies predict greater temperature extremes and intense precipitation events as a consequence of climate change. In this study we examined long-term observation data (10–32 years) of 26 streams and rivers from four ecoregions in the European Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) network, to in...
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Published on Mar 1, 2018in Ecological Applications 4.39
Francesca Pilotto9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Umeå University),
Christer Nilsson59
Estimated H-index: 59
(Umeå University)
+ 1 AuthorsBrendan G. McKie23
Estimated H-index: 23
(Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)
Although ecological restoration generally succeeds in increasing physical heterogeneity, many projects fail to enhance biota. Researchers have suggested several possible explanations, including ins ...
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Published on Dec 1, 2017in Science of The Total Environment 4.61
Xiaolei Su1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Umeå University),
Christer Nilsson59
Estimated H-index: 59
(Umeå University)
+ 3 AuthorsBo Zeng1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Southwest University)
Abstract During the last few decades, the construction of storage reservoirs worldwide has led to the formation of many new shorelines in former upland areas. After the formation of such shorelines, a dynamic phase of soil erosion and deposition follows. We explored the factors regulating soil dynamics in the shorelines of the Three Gorges Reservoir (TGR) on the Yangtze River in China. We selected four study sites on the main stem and three on the tributaries in the upstream parts of the reservo...
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Published on Feb 1, 2017in Science of The Total Environment 4.61
Marcello Bazzanti16
Estimated H-index: 16
(Sapienza University of Rome),
Luciana Mastrantuono7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Sapienza University of Rome),
Francesca Pilotto9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Umeå University)
Abstract A better management of nutrient inflows into lakes has led to an improvement in their conditions (i.e. reversal of eutrophication) and the effects of this on macroinvertebrate communities that inhabit different lake-depth zones is largely unknown. This paper reports a comparison of macroinvertebrate communities living in the eulittoral, infralittoral and sublittoral/profundal zones of Lake Nemi (Central Italy) before and after its natural recovery from eutrophication following the devia...
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Published on Jan 1, 2017in Ecosystems 4.03
Christer Nilsson59
Estimated H-index: 59
(Umeå University),
Judith M. Sarneel13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Umeå University)
+ 6 AuthorsHans Lundqvist19
Estimated H-index: 19
(Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)
Restoration of channelized streams by returning coarse sediment from stream edges to the wetted channel has become a common practice in Sweden. Yet, restoration activities do not always result in the return of desired biota. This study evaluated a restoration project in the Vindel River in northern Sweden in which practitioners further increased channel complexity of previously restored stream reaches by placing very large boulders (>1 m), trees (>8 m), and salmonid spawning gravel from adjacent...
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Published on Oct 1, 2016in Aquatic Sciences 3.62
Francesca Pilotto9
Estimated H-index: 9
,
Gemma L. Harvey12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Queen Mary University of London)
+ 1 AuthorsMartin T. Pusch29
Estimated H-index: 29
(Leibniz Association)
The presence of large wood (LW) in river channels adds an important habitat feature for benthic macroinvertebrates. However, there has been a lack of studies focusing on the effects of simple wood structures on hydromorphology and macroinvertebrate diversity in surrounding channel areas. This study explores whether consistent patterns in LW-related benthic habitat complexity and macroinvertebrate diversity can be identified across a set of low-gradient streams dominated by fine sediments. While ...
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