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|Language of final thesis:||English|
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|Title of the thesis:||Influence of the morphological and hydraulic characteristics on instream fish habitat|
|Summary:||The habilitation thesis is focused on the objectification of an assessment of the quality of an instream habitat in mountain and piedmont streams of Slovakia by the decision-making Instream Flow Incremental Methodology (IFIM). Main benefit of the thesis is the generalization of habitat suitability curves that greatly simplify modeling of the quality of habitat in the area of trout streams that are most sensitive to changes in discharges, morphology and climate change.
The thesis is composed as a set of scientific papers published as research results in journals registered in the Current Contents Connect (CCC) database supplemented by commentary. Each paper describes getting the new results, explaining many facts, but at the same time opening up new questions, that the following studies sought to look answers for.
The first phase of the research focused on the effort to deliver specific results useful for water management practice that would serve as the basis for designing restoration of the flows.
There is very little information about the modeling of the quality of an in-stream habitat in terms of the trends in climate change. The described methodology enhances the ability to obtain such information. The results show that climate change may cause significant modifications in the ecosystem of watercourses. Based on these results it is possible to design and evaluate restorative measures that could mitigate the impact of climate change on the instream areas of watercourses.
The study in the last paper provides information on how to adapt the habitat suitability curves to a wider range of flows and shows that generalized curves provide representative data and can be used directly as a source for river restoration projects, when assessing the impact of water intakes or climate change on habitat quality of the watercourse and like.
|Key words:||Ecohydraulics, habitat suitability curve, instream habitat|
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