Tuesday, 21 June 2016

River wood in Beskydian headwaters

The first results from the research of river wood in Mazácky Gruník natural monument (protected since 1950s) were presented at EGU conference in Vienna (April 2016) - see the poster below. Field works including dating of key logs in three headwater channels have been finished in the middle of June. Preliminary results show, that observed volumes of river wood are probably not at the 'natural' level before first human interventions (including forest management with removal of logs from channels) and some longer recovery time for development of log jams is needed. However, the research in this topic will continue in the month of July, when there is planned measurement and tagging of large wood in two meandering channel-reaches of the Odra River. 
Poster from EGU 2016 conference.

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