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Study on the vegetation under tidal range in the Flemish part of the Scheldt estuary: 2 mesocosmos experiments and experimental area Lippenbroek

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Dutch title: Study on the vegetation under tidal range in the Flemish part of the Scheldt estuary: 2 mesocosmos experiments and experimental area Lippenbroek
Parent project: Research on the environmental effects of the SIGMA plan: Effects of dredgings and harbour expansion on the environment, more
Acronym: OMES 4
Period: June 2006 till 2009
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Emergent vegetation; Evolution; Pollution; Tides; Water quality
Geographical term: Belgium, Zeeschelde [Marine Regions]

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  • Universiteit Antwerpen; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Departement Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Ecosysteembeheer (ECOBE), more, partner
  • Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Mobiliteit en Openbare Werken; Waterwegen en zeekanaal NV; Afdeling Zeeschelde, more, sponsor

Abstract:
This study is the eighth component of the ‘Research on the environmental effects of the SIGMA plan: Effects of dredgings and harbour expansion on the environment’

The project follows the developments in two mesocosm experiments and at Lippenbroek on experiment is located at Kruibeke, a second on the UIA-campus in Wilrijk. In Kruibeke they monitor the influence of pollution in flooding areas, whereas in Wilrijk the influence of the tide on the increase of sheer is assessed. The input of contaminants is monitored as well. In Lippenbroek the development of vegetation is followed and related to the environmental conditions.

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