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Classification and succession of former channels of the french upper rhone alluvial plain using mollusca

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Richardot-Coulet, M.
Castella, C.
Published in Regulated Rivers: Research and Management. 1987, vol. 1, no. 2, p. 111-127
Abstract This paper deals with the results of an extensive sampling of eight former channels of the Rhǒne and eight of its tributary, the Ain River, France, designed to assess the value of molluscs as ‚describers' of ecosystem dynamics. The sampling was stratified on the distribution of aquatic macrophytes. The distribution of molluscs species is shown to provide information on the rate of eutrophication, the groundwater supply and the succession of the abandonned river channels toward semi-aquatic and terrestrial conditions. Molluscs, together with other macroinvertebrates, not only describe the present stage of these ecosystems but also provide some predictive information on their successional pattern for assistance in the management of the alluvial plain.
Keywords Alluvial PlainChannel cutoffsMollusca
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RICHARDOT-COULET, M., CASTELLA, Emmanuel, CASTELLA, C. Classification and succession of former channels of the french upper rhone alluvial plain using mollusca. In: Regulated Rivers: Research and Management, 1987, vol. 1, n° 2, p. 111-127. doi: 10.1002/rrr.3450010203 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:72959

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