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2014 to 2016

With ongoing climate change, rivers are predicted to discharge large quantities of water in a short time (flood pulses) more often. Flood plains should mitigate the through put of water in such a way to retain high biodiversity while keeping water levels such that the dikes will hold. Large grazers are increasingly used to maintain open grassland with a mosaic of shrubs and woodland. This project investigates whether large grazers can maintain both high biodiversity and safety and what species, timing and density of grazers is optimal.

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Restoration ecology, Global environmental change

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Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation (EL&I, through OBN network)

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