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Restoration of the Sieperda tidal marsh in the Scheldt estuary, the Netherlands
Eertman, R.H.M.; Kornman, B.A.; Stikvoort, E.; Verbeek, H.; Eertman, R.M.M.; Kornman, B.A.; Stikvoort, E.; Verbeek, H. (2002). Restoration of the Sieperda tidal marsh in the Scheldt estuary, the Netherlands. Restor. Ecol. 10(3): 438-449
In: Restoration Ecology. Blackwell: Cambridge, Mass.. ISSN 1061-2971; e-ISSN 1526-100X, more
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Keywords
    Aquatic communities > Benthos > Zoobenthos
    Earth sciences > Geology > Geomorphology
    Environmental effects > Tidal effects
    Fauna > Aquatic organisms > Aquatic animals > Aquatic birds
    Restoration
    Water bodies > Inland waters > Wetlands
    Water bodies > Inland waters > Wetlands > Marshes
    Marine; Brackish water

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  • Eertman, R.H.M., more
  • Kornman, B.A., more
  • Stikvoort, E.
  • Verbeek, H., more
  • Eertman, R.M.M.
  • Kornman, B.A.
  • Stikvoort, E.
  • Verbeek, H.

Abstract
    Reports on the geomorphologic and ecological developments that have taken place om the Sieperda polder since a severe storm in 1990 when a dike was breached. In the 10 years since this breach the former polder has changed into a brackish tidal marsh. It is demonstrated that tidal flow is the engine to tidal marsh restoration. Tidal influence caused geomorphologic changes, which directed ecological developments in the former polder.

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