Research and analysis

Threats and controls on the distribution of exposed riverine sediments and their associated Coleopteran fauna in England and Wales

This study has investigated the controls on the distribution of exposed riverine sediment habitat, their invertebrate fauna and the impact of river management.

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Threats and controls on the distribution of exposed riverine sediments and their associated Coleopteran fauna in England and Wales

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Exposed riverine sediments (ERS) are highly vulnerable to the impact of human activities such as physical or hydrological modification. This study has investigated the controls on the distribution of ERS habitat, their invertebrate fauna and the impact of river management. The study provides information that should be considered when planning changes in existing management and restoration strategies, particularly for sandy or gravelly rivers.