Diffuse pollution of nitrate is a serious threat for the overall water quality, diversity and stability of fauna and flora of small inland rivers and lakes. Reconstruction of riparian buffer strips provide an additional control of non-point nitrate pollution. Moreover, riparian zones can be important for ecological corridors, biodiversity and habitat variation. The objectives of this study are to investigate the nitrate retention in riparian zones of the Zwalm and to investigate how riparian zones can increase the ecological value of valley ecosystems.
biodiversity, nitrate retention, riparian zones
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created:2011-12-14 14:18:59 UTC, source:iweto