Hydropeaking affects germination and establishment of riverbank vegetation

María D. Bejarano, Álvaro Sordo-Ward, Carlos Alonso, Roland Jansson & Christer Nilsson
Hydropeaking, defined as frequent and rapid variation in flow in regulated rivers with hydropower plants over a short period of time, usually sub-daily to weekly, alters hydraulic parameters such as water levels or flow velocity and exerts strong impacts on fluvial ecosystems. We evaluated the effects of hydropeaking on riverbank vegetation, specifically assessing the germination and establishment of seedlings and cuttings of plant species representing a variation in traits. We used seeds and seedlings and...
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