3.4 Effect of land use on biodiversity and organization of aquatic communities

Erős, T, L Kuehne, A Dolezsai, N Sommerwerk & C Wolter (2019) A systematic review of assessment and conservation management in large floodplain rivers – Actions postponed. Ecological Indicators 98: 453–461
Tóth, R, I Czeglédi, B Kern & T Erős (2019) Land use effects in riverscapes: Diversity and environmental drivers of stream fish communities in protected, agricultural and urban landscapes. Ecological Indicators 101: 742–748
Erős, T JR O’Hanley & I Czeglédi (2018) A unified model for optimizing riverscape conservation. Journal of Applied Ecology 55(4): 1871-1883.
Specziár, A, D Árva, M Tóth, A Móra, D Schmera, G Várbíró & T Erős (2018) Environmental and spatial drivers of beta diversity components of chironomid metacommunities in contrasting freshwater systems. Hydrobiologia 819(1): 123–143.
Erős, T. et al. ... (2017) Effect of landscape context on fish metacommunity structuring in stream networks. Freshwater Biology 62:215-228

We examine the effects of perturbations on the organization of aquatic communities. We compare the diversity of fish communities in streams which differ in land use effects (e.g. in conservational, agricultural and urban landscapes). We present a novel river area protection and barrier removal decision planning model to optimize the protection of biological integrity, connectivity restoration and ecosystem services delivery goals at the waterbasin scale.