Construction of Plant Communities for Ecological River Training and their Impacts on Biological Diversity
River play a very important role in regional landscape structure as an ecological element and corridor, and vegetation is very important for the healthy eco-system of a river. The advances of the research and application of near nature river training and vegetation measures were reviewed. The concept, content and function of ecological river training and near natural river training were discussed.. According to the principle of landscape biology, the positive influence of river vegetation on biodiversity was analyzed through edge effects, corridor effects and interference effects. On the basis of in-site experiments of more then ten sample rivers for years, it was concluded that to meet the needs of biodiversity conservation and maintain river ecosystem healthy and steady, in the design and construction of a river, the ecological function should take into due account, proper habitat conditions for plants and plant communities should be created through suitable plan layout, cross section, slope structure and construction material.
Xiangdong Zhang and Bin Zhang
L. Wang et al., "Construction of Plant Communities for Ecological River Training and their Impacts on Biological Diversity", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 744-746, pp. 2367-2371, 2015