Staff Publications

Staff Publications

  • external user (warningwarning)
  • Log in as
  • language uk
  • About

    'Staff publications' is the digital repository of Wageningen University & Research

    'Staff publications' contains references to publications authored by Wageningen University staff from 1976 onward.

    Publications authored by the staff of the Research Institutes are available from 1995 onwards.

    Full text documents are added when available. The database is updated daily and currently holds about 240,000 items, of which 72,000 in open access.

    We have a manual that explains all the features 

Record number 541063
Title Reintroduction of freshwater macroinvertebrates : challenges and opportunities
Author(s) Jourdan, Jonas; Plath, Martin; Tonkin, Jonathan D.; Ceylan, Maria; Dumeier, Arlena C.; Gellert, Georg; Graf, Wolfram; Hawkins, Charles P.; Kiel, Ellen; Lorenz, Armin W.; Matthaei, Christoph D.; Verdonschot, Piet F.M.; Verdonschot, Ralf C.M.; Haase, Peter
Source Biological reviews (2018). - ISSN 1464-7931
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/brv.12458
Department(s) Water and Food
WIMEK
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2018
Keyword(s) conservation - invertebrate reintroduction - population restoration - restoring diversity - species management - translocation
Abstract

Species reintroductions – the translocation of individuals to areas in which a species has been extirpated with the aim of re-establishing a self-sustaining population – have become a widespread practice in conservation biology. Reintroduction projects have tended to focus on terrestrial vertebrates and, to a lesser extent, fishes. Much less effort has been devoted to the reintroduction of invertebrates into restored freshwater habitats. Yet, reintroductions may improve restoration outcomes in regions where impoverished regional species pools limit the self-recolonisation of restored freshwaters. We review the available literature on macroinvertebrate reintroductions, focusing on identifying the intrinsic and extrinsic factors that determine their success or failure. Our study reveals that freshwater macroinvertebrate reintroductions remain rare, are often published in the grey literature and, of the attempts made, approximately one-third fail. We identify life-cycle complexity and remaining stressors as the two factors most likely to affect reintroduction success, illustrating the unique challenges of freshwater macroinvertebrate reintroductions. Consideration of these factors by managers during the planning process and proper documentation – even if a project fails – may increase the likelihood of successful outcomes in future reintroduction attempts of freshwater macroinvertebrates.

Comments
There are no comments yet. You can post the first one!
Post a comment
 
Please log in to use this service. Login as Wageningen University & Research user or guest user in upper right hand corner of this page.