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Francesca Pilotto
Umeå University
26Publications
9H-index
225Citations
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#1Peter Haase (University of Duisburg-Essen)H-Index: 32
#2Francesca Pilotto (AMNH: American Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 9
Abstract Reintroduction is a commonly used tool in wildlife conservation. Although freshwater ecosystems are among the most threatened worldwide, reintroductions of entire benthic invertebrate communities have never been reported before. Here, for the first time, we developed a comprehensive method for the reintroduction of entire communities in formerly degraded streams that describes the selection of donor and recipient streams, the transfer of specimens, mortality rates, and a monitoring sche...
#1Xiaolei Su (Umeå University)H-Index: 1
#2Xiaolei Su (Umeå University)H-Index: 1
Last.Christer Nilsson (Umeå University)H-Index: 59
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We tested whether the recovery of riparian vegetation along rapids that have been restored after channelisation for timber floating can be predicted based on floristic and geomorphic characteristic ...
#1Peter Haase (University of Duisburg-Essen)H-Index: 32
#2Francesca Pilotto (AMNH: American Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 9
Last.Stefan Stoll (University of Duisburg-Essen)H-Index: 5
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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...
#1Francesca Pilotto (AMNH: American Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 9
#2Jonathan D. Tonkin (OSU: Oregon State University)H-Index: 15
Last.Peter Haase (University of Duisburg-Essen)H-Index: 32
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#1Andrea G. Bravo (CSIC: Spanish National Research Council)H-Index: 15
#2Dolly N. Kothawala (Uppsala University)H-Index: 20
Last.Sophie Cauvy-FrauniéH-Index: 1
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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...
#1Jonas Jourdan (AMNH: American Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 7
#2Robert B. O'Hara (NTNU: Norwegian University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 5
Last.Francesca Pilotto (AMNH: American Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 9
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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...
#1Francesca Pilotto (Umeå University)H-Index: 9
#2Christer Nilsson (Umeå University)H-Index: 59
Last.Brendan G. McKie (SLU: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)H-Index: 23
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Although ecological restoration generally succeeds in increasing physical heterogeneity, many projects fail to enhance biota. Researchers have suggested several possible explanations, including ins ...
#1Xiaolei Su (Umeå University)H-Index: 1
#2Christer Nilsson (Umeå University)H-Index: 59
Last.Bo Zeng (SWU: Southwest University)H-Index: 1
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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...
#1Marcello Bazzanti (Sapienza University of Rome)H-Index: 16
#2Luciana Mastrantuono (Sapienza University of Rome)H-Index: 7
Last.Francesca Pilotto (Umeå University)H-Index: 9
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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...
#1Christer Nilsson (Umeå University)H-Index: 59
#2Judith M. Sarneel (Umeå University)H-Index: 13
Last.Hans Lundqvist (SLU: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)H-Index: 19
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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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