Leaf-litter breakdown in pasture and deciduous woodland streams: a comparison among three European regions

Sally Hladyz, Scott Tiegs, Mark Gessner, Paul Giller, Geta Risnoveanu, Elana Prada, Marius Nistoresco, Markus Schindler, Guy Woodward

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Human land-use has altered catchments on a large scale in most parts of the world, with one of the most profound changes relevant for streams and rivers being the widespread clearance of woody riparian vegetation to make way for livestock grazing pasture. Increasingly, environmental legislation, such as the EU Water Framework Directive (EU WFD), calls for bioassessment tools that can detect such anthropogenic impacts on ecosystem functioning.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1916 - 1929
Number of pages14
JournalFreshwater Biology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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