Project Information

Researcher Frank Collas MSc
Position PhD Researcher
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Ton Hoitink (Wageningen University)
  Rob Leuven (Radboud University)
Tom Buijsse (Deltares)
Jan Hendriks (Radboud University)
Duration  15/09/2014 - 15/09/2018
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About the project


The PhD project aims to acquire ecological knowledge that can be used to derive a sound design and management strategy of longitudinal training dams (LTDs) that allows ecological rehabilitation of regulated rivers. Data will be collected on the tolerance of several species group to (physical) riverine limitations. The acquired data will be used to derive species sensitivity distribution. Additionally, field surveys on biodiversity and ecotope development behind the LTD and other river training structures will be performed. This enables an evaluation of the ecological effect of LTDs through time and compared to other river training structures (i.e. river groynes, rip rap banks and side channels).

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