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See detailA model for assessing water chemistry by using aquatic bryophyte assemblages in north-eastern France
Vanderpoorten, Alain ULg; Thiébaut, G.; Trémolières, M. et al

in Verhandlungen der Internationalen Vereinigung für Theoretische und Angewandte Limnologie = Proceedings of the International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology (2001), 27

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See detailUne révision critique de la distribution de Tortula inermis en Belgique
Vanderpoorten, Alain ULg; Stieperaere, H.; Sotiaux, André ULg

in Dumortiera (2001), 77

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See detailThe Syntrichia Ruralis Complex In Belgium
Vanderpoorten, Alain ULg

in Cryptogamie Bryologie (2001), 22(2),

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See detailAquatic bryophyte assemblages along a gradient of regulation in the river Rhine
Vanderpoorten, Alain ULg; Klein, J. P.

in Hydrobiologia (2000), 410

A study of the zonation of the aquatic bryophyte assemblages from the Anterior Rhine to the Middle Rhine is presented. The typology obtained differs from the hydrogeoinorphological classification because ... [more ▼]

A study of the zonation of the aquatic bryophyte assemblages from the Anterior Rhine to the Middle Rhine is presented. The typology obtained differs from the hydrogeoinorphological classification because the correction of the river has led to the homogenization of habitats. Since the straightening of the river in the course of the 19th century, the embankments have created more stable habitats on which mountain species formerly characteristic of the rapids of the High Rhine appeared. During the 20th century, regulation, the construction of hydroelectric powerstations even the canalization of the river in Alsace. have caused a great change in water level. On the Upper Rhine, the rcgularisation of the water level .'allowed the appearance and the spread of strict hydrophytes such as Octodiceras fontanum which is now common between Rastatt and Bonn. Conversely, species characteristic of variable water levels decreased or disappeared. The industrial development along the river has caused water quality to severely decrease downstream of the industrial areas, hence the decrease or the disappearance of their primary flora in favour of pollution-tolerant assemblages. The former side channels of the Upper Rhine in France that have been disconnected from the main river and fed by groundwater since canalization, possess a bryophyte flora very similar to that of good quality waters in the upstream part of the High Rhine or in the Alpine Rhine. This flora is the last regional relic of a flora that has disappeared from the main channel due to water pollution. These refugia should consequently be preserved from the flooding of alluvial forests, part of the flood management program. [less ▲]

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See detailChemical profiles of Amblystegium riparium, Fontinalis antipyretica and Rhynchostegium riparioides in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg
Vanderpoorten, Alain ULg; Ector, L.; Hoffmann, L.

in Nova Hedwigia (2000), 71(1-2), 209-221

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See detailEtude écosystémique d'une gravière de l'ancien lit majeur du Rhin (Krafft-Erstein, Bas-Rhin, France)
Klein, J. P.; Vanderpoorten, Alain ULg

in Martinia (1999), 15(1), 3-13

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See detailInventaire des plantes aquatiques du lit majeur de la Moselle, France, Luxembourg et Allemagne
Klein, J. P.; Vanderpoorten, Alain ULg

in Willemetia (1999), 3(18), 1-6

The inventory of the aquatic flora found in the Moselle river indicates the state of botanical knowledge at the end of 1999. It includes a total of 48 aquatic macrophytes and 20 bryophytes. Among the ... [more ▼]

The inventory of the aquatic flora found in the Moselle river indicates the state of botanical knowledge at the end of 1999. It includes a total of 48 aquatic macrophytes and 20 bryophytes. Among the recorded species two are protected in France (Luronium natans, Pilularia globulifera) and two in the Lorraine region (Potamogeton gramineus, Vallisneria spiralis). [less ▲]

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See detailA comparative study of the hydrophyte flora from the Alpine Rhine to the Middle Rhine. Application to the conservation of the Upper Rhine aquatic ecosystems
Vanderpoorten, Alain ULg; Klein, J. P.

in Biological Conservation (1999), 87(2), 163-172

A typology of the main channel of the river Rhine according to its aquatic bryophyte and vascular hydrophyte assemblages is presented. The aquatic bryophytes are especially abundant in the main channel ... [more ▼]

A typology of the main channel of the river Rhine according to its aquatic bryophyte and vascular hydrophyte assemblages is presented. The aquatic bryophytes are especially abundant in the main channel, having found stable, rocky habitats with variable water levels in the regulated river, and segregate longitudinally along a gradient of water quality. Conversely, the vascular hydrophytes are restricted to side channels with constant discharges and silt deposits, and segregate laterally along a gradient of connectivity with the main river. The hydrophytes have been affected by water eutrophication which became obvious in the 1960s-1970s. The oligotrophic groundwater-fed side-channels disconnected since the river canalization consequently include a relic reference flora. Important hydraulic works are currently in progress in order to protect the areas located downstream from the canalized Rhine from flooding by retaining the river waters in lateral systems during the discharge peaks and to recreate a functional alluvial floodplain by reconnecting the disconnected side-channels to the main river. The floodpulse caused by the suddent input of surface water in the disconnected brooks will probably wash out most of the hydrophytes and it is very likely that the rare species with their low recolonization strategies will disappear in these conditions. It is highly desirable to preserve from flooding the last oligotrophic brooks with their original hydrophyte assemblages. Those brooks which show a tendency to silt up can be re-dynamized by ecological engineering without disturbing the flowing drains of the watertable. In areas (including flowing drains of the watertable) that have already been designated for flood retention, the hydraulic works should allow, as far as possible, the preservation of the flowing oligotrophy streams by only permitting the input of surface water in the silted-up brooks. The disconnected side-channels could then continue their role as refugia from where the main channel, whose water quality has been improving for a decade, could be recolonized by its primary flora. [less ▲]

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See detailVariations of aquatic bryophyte assemblages in the Rhine Rift related to water quality. 1.The Alsatian Rhine floodplain
Vanderpoorten, Alain ULg; Klein, J. P.; Stieperaere, H. et al

in Journal of Bryology (1999), 21

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See detailCorrelative and experimental investigations on the segregation of aquatic bryophytes as a function of water chemistry in the Walloon hydrographic network
Vanderpoorten, Alain ULg

in Lejeunia (1999), (No. 159), 1-17

The aquatic bryophyte assemblages of the Walloon hydrographic network [Belgium] are significantly correlated to the gradients of water pollution. Experimental cultures showed that Fe and benzopyrene ... [more ▼]

The aquatic bryophyte assemblages of the Walloon hydrographic network [Belgium] are significantly correlated to the gradients of water pollution. Experimental cultures showed that Fe and benzopyrene, which were among the most significantly correlated factors with the changes in the aquatic bryophyte assemblages, did not inhibit the growth of the investigated taxa, at concentrations much higher than those measured in rivers. The correlation of these factors with the floristic assemblages is thus an artefact due to the inter-correlation between the variables. The concentrations of N-NH4+ inducing a growth inhibition varied between 10 mg/litre in a population of Amblystegium tenax and 500 mg/litre in A. riparium. The lethal concentrations are similar to the current annual mean concentrations of this factor in the polluted rivers of this network. This factor is thus directly implied in the segregation of these species along a gradient of water pollution. The populations of A. tenax coming from a heavily polluted area exhibited a tolerance to N-NH4+ five to ten times higher than the populations coming from unpolluted rivers. These result suggest that ecotypes may exist in this species [less ▲]

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See detailAquatic bryophytes for a spatio-temporal monitoring of the water pollution of the rivers Meuse and Sambre (Belgium)
Vanderpoorten, Alain ULg

in Environmental Pollution (1999), 104(3), 401-410

Jaccard's distances between the aquatic bryophyte assemblages recorded in 1972-1973 and in 1997 in nine study sites along the Belgian course of the rivers Meuse and Sambre were correlated with the ... [more ▼]

Jaccard's distances between the aquatic bryophyte assemblages recorded in 1972-1973 and in 1997 in nine study sites along the Belgian course of the rivers Meuse and Sambre were correlated with the differences of concentrations of 13 physico-chemical factors (O2, N-NO2-. N-NH4+, N-NO3-, P-PO43-, K+, pH, Ca++, Fe, Cu, Pb, Zn and Mn) between 1972-1973 and 1996. The strong decrease in heavy metals pollution and the decrease of the trophic level are correlated with the recolonization of the most polluted sites in the 1970s by the pollution-sensitive species present in the valleys at the beginning of the century. Conversely, N-NO2-, N-N03" and K+ have increased between the two surveys. They currently reach much higher concentrations in the Sambre than in the Meuse, as well as N and micro-pollutants such as pyrene and anionic detergents. The different loads of these factors in the studied rivers might explain their different recolonization patterns. Although some species might have developed a tolerance to certain factors, an effort to improve the quality of the effluents coming from industrial areas still remains to be made, especially in the frame of the projects of river flooding of the riverine areas. [less ▲]

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See detailTrophic Response Curves of Aquatic Bryophytes in Lowland Calcareous Streams
Vanderpoorten, Alain ULg; Durwael, L.

in Bryologist (1999), 102(4), 720-728

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See detailMorphologie, distribution et écologie comparées d'Amblystegium tenax et d'A. fluviatile en Belgique
Vanderpoorten, Alain ULg; Empain, Alain ULg

in Belgian Journal of Botany (1999), 132(1), 3-12

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See detailPlatyhypnidium mutatum, a mysterious new moss from Germany
Ochyra, R.; Vanderpoorten, Alain ULg

in Journal of Bryology (1999), 21

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