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Selected Papers on River Ecology and Ecosystem Communities and Function from the 2001 Symposium of European Freshwater Scienc

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Volume 2 |Article ID 723508 | 12 pages |

Assessment of Land-Use Impact on Macroinvertebrate Communities in the Zwalm River Basin (Flanders, Belgium) Using Multivariate Analysis and Geographic Information Systems

Received19 Sep 2001
Revised18 Dec 2001
Accepted02 Jan 2002


Relationships between land-use and river water quality assessed by means of biological and physical-chemical variables and habitat characteristics were analysed for the Zwalm River basin in Flanders (Belgium). The research focussed on three zones within this river basin, each characterized by different land uses, and consequently, different types of pollution, mainly of diffuse origin. Environmental data have been integrated within a Geographic Information System. Possible relationships between aquatic ecosystem and land-use variables were searched for by means of multivariate analysis.

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