(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Evaluating the role of invasive aquatice species as drivers of fine sediment-related river management problems : the case of the signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus)

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HARVEY G.L. (1) ; MOORHOUSE T.P. (2) ; CLIFFORD N.J. (3) ; HENSHAW A.J. (1) ; JOHNSON M.F. (4) ; MACDONALD D.W. (2) ; REID I. (4) ; RICE S.P. (4) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography, Queen Mary Univ., London, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) Univ., Oxford, ROYAUME-UNI
(3) King's College, London, ROYAUME-UNI
(4) Univ., Loughborough, ROYAUME-UNI


Sediment quantity and quality are key considerations in the sustainable management of fluvial systems. Increasing attention is being paid to the role of aquatic biota as geomorphic agents. This paper explores the mechanisms by which signal crayfish may influence sediment dynamics from the patch scale to the catchment scale. There is potential for signal crayfish to impact significantly on river sediments and morphology as a function of their interactions with river bed and bank material, and with other aquatic organisms


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 35, no4 [pp. 517-533]

Bibliographic references : 5,5 p.

Collation : 3 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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