Last pubications

Find here the 10 last scientific and technical publications of the French Biodiversity Agency.
 

Guide to the interpretation of the scales and the estimation of the age of brown trout (Salmo trutta) from the French populations | Guides and protocols |

Three biological forms of brown trout, river, lake and sea, have colonised a large number of aquatic environments in France, owing to a high ecological plasticity of the species. The overall objective of this guide is to serve as a user manual for interpreting the scales and estimating the age of brown trout (Salmo trutta) from the French trout populations.

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Dam removal - The Sélune River free to run - n°70 | Meetings |

What happens when a river is once again free to run? In the Sélune valley (Manche department in Normandy), the largest dam-removal project in Europe is being carried out in step with an unprecedented scientific programme aiming to better understand the changes in the ecosystem, monitor the return of migratory fish and participate in the future development of the valley.

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Towards the restoration of rivers and aquatic environments - A collection of river hydromorphology restoration examples | Recueils d'expériences |

The collection presents more than 60 examples of river hydromorphology restoration undertaken over the past 20 years throughout France. These actions aim to preserve river hydromorphology or to re-establish hydromorphological processes of rivers.

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Journal Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems (KMAE) | Journal | Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems - KMAE |

KMAE serves as a foundation for scientific advice across the broad spectrum of management and conservation issues related to freshwater ecosystems.The journal publishes articles, short communications, reviews, comments and replies that contribute to a scientific understanding of freshwater ecosystems and the impact of human activities upon these systems.

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Invasive alien species in aquatic environments - Practical information and management insights - Vol. 3 | Knowledge for action |

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Invasive alien species (IAS) and their impacts represent a growing concern for the managers of natural areas.That is particularly true for aquatic environments where an array of stakeholders are now taking action. In parallel, public policies are coming into play on the national level and the European Union now has a regulation in this field. These volumes offer highly useful information while attempting to address the specific aspects of each situation, including the site, the species to be managed and the necessary technical and financial resources.

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Restoration of river continuity: model initiatives across France and Europe - n°54 | Meetings |

The French National River Restoration Centre, led by the French Agency for Biodiversity (AFB), organised a workshop and field visits on river continuity restoration initiatives. This was an opportunity for practitioners involved in the management of aquatic environments to discover reproducible actions targeting multiple issues, carried out in Italy, the United Kingdom, Finland and France.

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European Center for River Restoration (ECRR) General Members meeting : field excursion on Mérantaise river, France |

Programme and field excursion organised by the French national center for river restoration (CNRR) led by the French Biodiversity Agency (AFB), in collaboration with the river syndicat SIAHVY and the regional nature parc of Haute Vallée de Chevreuse : best practices on river continuity restoration.

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Constructed wetlands for domestic wastewater treatment under tropical climate. Guideline to design tropicalized systems | Guides and protocols |

This guideline is designed as a toolkit to support stakeholders and designers in the completion of constructed wetlands (CW) projects in tropical and equatorial climate zones.

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Guide on setting up buffer zones to limit the transfer of farm contaminants | Guides and protocols |

This guide sums up the currently available knowledge on setting up buffer zones to limit the transfer of farm substances (pesticides, nutrients) to aquatic environments.

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River restoration in France. Changes in definitions and techniques over space and time. Outlook for the future. | Knowledge for action |

Restoration is an important issue in managing water and aquatic environments, however the concept itself is still debated. To improve our understanding of this paradigm, investigate its contributions and limits, and look at the potential changes in its application in the field of water and aquatic environments, we reviewed current definitions of restoration as it is now practised in France and abroad.

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