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Development of a monitoring network to model the habitat suitability of macroinvertebrates in the Zwalm river basin (Flanders, Belgium)

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Research indicated that habitat suitability models are efficient tools to predict macroinvertebrate taxa based on the physical-chemical and structural characteristics of a river basin. Although these habitat suitability models allow to make reliable predictions, adaptations are necessary to make practical simulations for river restoration management. In particular, spatial-temporal relations have to be included to simulate migration dynamics of the organisms in water, on land and in the air. Thus, not only models to predict the species habitat suitability are required, but also GIS systems are necessary to simulate the migration behavior of the macroinvertebrate taxa. This type of model development requires a different and more intensive monitoring approach compared to the traditional monitoring schemes that are set up to evaluate ecological river quality. Therefore, a part of the Zwalm river basin was selected that covered a total distance of about 12 km (Zwalm river and its tributaries) and a new monitoring network was set up according to the data and information requirements to develop a migration model. In this article, the set-up of this monitoring network will be discussed and evaluated based on the required simulations of the model to support decision making in river restoration management.
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migration, monitoring, modeling, habitat suitability

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D’Heygere, Thibault, Peter Goethals, Andy Dedecker, et al. “Development of a Monitoring Network to Model the Habitat Suitability of Macroinvertebrates in the Zwalm River Basin (Flanders, Belgium).” MODSIM 2003: INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MODELLING AND SIMULATION, VOLS 1-4. Ed. DA Post. Nedlands, WA, Australia: Univ. Western Australia, 2003. 753–758. Print.
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D’Heygere, Thibault, Goethals, P., Dedecker, A., & De Pauw, N. (2003). Development of a monitoring network to model the habitat suitability of macroinvertebrates in the Zwalm river basin (Flanders, Belgium). In DA Post (Ed.), MODSIM 2003: INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MODELLING AND SIMULATION, VOLS 1-4 (pp. 753–758). Presented at the International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Nedlands, WA, Australia: Univ. Western Australia.
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D’Heygere, Thibault, Peter Goethals, Andy Dedecker, and Niels De Pauw. 2003. “Development of a Monitoring Network to Model the Habitat Suitability of Macroinvertebrates in the Zwalm River Basin (Flanders, Belgium).” In MODSIM 2003: INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MODELLING AND SIMULATION, VOLS 1-4, ed. DA Post, 753–758. Nedlands, WA, Australia: Univ. Western Australia.
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D’Heygere, Thibault, Peter Goethals, Andy Dedecker, and Niels De Pauw. 2003. “Development of a Monitoring Network to Model the Habitat Suitability of Macroinvertebrates in the Zwalm River Basin (Flanders, Belgium).” In MODSIM 2003: INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MODELLING AND SIMULATION, VOLS 1-4, ed. DA Post, 753–758. Nedlands, WA, Australia: Univ. Western Australia.
Vancouver
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D’Heygere T, Goethals P, Dedecker A, De Pauw N. Development of a monitoring network to model the habitat suitability of macroinvertebrates in the Zwalm river basin (Flanders, Belgium). In: Post D, editor. MODSIM 2003: INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MODELLING AND SIMULATION, VOLS 1-4. Nedlands, WA, Australia: Univ. Western Australia; 2003. p. 753–8.
IEEE
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T. D’Heygere, P. Goethals, A. Dedecker, and N. De Pauw, “Development of a monitoring network to model the habitat suitability of macroinvertebrates in the Zwalm river basin (Flanders, Belgium),” in MODSIM 2003: INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MODELLING AND SIMULATION, VOLS 1-4, Townsville, Australia, 2003, pp. 753–758.
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  abstract     = {Research indicated that habitat suitability models are efficient tools to predict macroinvertebrate taxa based on the physical-chemical and structural characteristics of a river basin. Although these habitat suitability models allow to make reliable predictions, adaptations are necessary to make practical simulations for river restoration management. In particular, spatial-temporal relations have to be included to simulate migration dynamics of the organisms in water, on land and in the air. Thus, not only models to predict the species habitat suitability are required, but also GIS systems are necessary to simulate the migration behavior of the macroinvertebrate taxa. This type of model development requires a different and more intensive monitoring approach compared to the traditional monitoring schemes that are set up to evaluate ecological river quality. Therefore, a part of the Zwalm river basin was selected that covered a total distance of about 12 km (Zwalm river and its tributaries) and a new monitoring network was set up according to the data and information requirements to develop a migration model. In this article, the set-up of this monitoring network will be discussed and evaluated based on the required simulations of the model to support decision making in river restoration management.},
  author       = {D'Heygere, Thibault and Goethals, Peter and Dedecker, Andy and De Pauw, Niels},
  booktitle    = {MODSIM 2003: INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MODELLING AND SIMULATION, VOLS 1-4},
  editor       = {Post, DA},
  isbn         = {1-74052-098-X},
  keywords     = {migration,monitoring,modeling,habitat suitability},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Townsville, Australia},
  pages        = {753--758},
  publisher    = {Univ. Western Australia},
  title        = {Development of a monitoring network to model the habitat suitability of macroinvertebrates in the Zwalm river basin (Flanders, Belgium)},
  year         = {2003},
}

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