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CHAPTER 2. RIVER ECOLOGY 

River morphology 

  • River-bed
  • Transportation of material
  • Erosion
  • Sedimentation

River dynamics

Human works and the effects on the river

  • Breaking of the banks
  • Interruption of the continuity between the river and the surrounding area
  • Waterproofing of the river-bed

Fauna

  • Macro-benthonic communities
  • Ecological zoning

Flora

  • Aquatic vegetation
  • Riparian vegetation
  • Rule of vegetation for the river equilibrium