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Record number 508557
Title Water related impacts on nature protection sites
Author(s) Wirdum, G. van
Source The Hague : TNO Committee on Hydrological Research
Department(s) Rijksinstituut voor Natuurbeheer
Publication type Scientific book (author)
Publication year 1986
Keyword(s) biocenose - hydrobiologie - hydrologie - landschapsbescherming - modellen - natuurbescherming - onderzoek - waterbalans - waterbeheer - watervoorraden - aquatische ecosystemen - hydrologische cyclus - natuur - biocoenosis - hydrobiology - hydrology - landscape conservation - models - nature conservation - research - water balance - water management - water resources - aquatic ecosystems - hydrological cycle - nature
Categories Nature Conservation
Abstract Models for the prediction of impacts of water-related projects on nature protection areas are often based on the assumption that the involved sites are homogeneous with respect to the operational environment of spontaneously settled plant species. This is shown to be a false assumption. As a consequence, the site requirements for nature protection cannot be immediately derived from autecological records, as it is done in agricultural impact models. Both types of impact models are compared. In this contribution, the nature site is conceived as an ecological device, which itself requires a singular environment in order to safeguard the requisite internal variety. Impact models for nature protection should be based on the environmental requirements of such ecodevices, rather than those of the individual species. Current Dutch models are compared with regard to the description and the role of the sites.
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