Euro-limpacs Deliverables

ABSTRACT - DELIVERABLE 14

Report on the design of a sampling framework for monitoring at the habitat scale

The primary aim of Deliverable 14 is to report on progress with the design of a sampling framework for monitoring at the habitat scale. Within WP2 (Climate – hydromorphology interactions), Task 2.2 (Detailed study of indicator at the habitat scale) climate−hydrology−habitat−indicator interactions will be investigated in detail. A well defined and standardised sampling protocol is needed to detect linkages between the aquatic fauna and key habitats in the individual catchments. The development of the sampling framework is carried out in close connection with field work activities in WP2 (Sub)Tasks 2.3 (Autecological and laboratory experiments), 3.1 (Hydrological change and aquatic taxa; Field experiments to examine effects of discharge dynamics), 4.1 (Key processes in mountain streams; Paired studies of straight and braided channels) and 5 (Key processes in meandering streams). The recommendations presented will form the basis of a draft proposal which will be modified in detail according to ongoing discussions within WP2.

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