Project leader: PD Dr. Klaus Henle
Status: Funded by the German Federal Institute of Hydrology
Funded period: September 2009 to December 2013
For this it is necessary to find the relationship between plants and environmental conditions at different sites at the floodplain. Up to now long term data is not available. We use data from previous projects (RIVA and HABEX). The well-established and geo-referenced plot-survey design of the RIVA project enables the repeated survey of the same plots of floodplain grasslands of the Middle Elbe. The study plot contains different positions at the hydrological gradient (flood depressions, wet and moist grassland). This data set allows us to analyse changing vegetation in relation to modified river water flow.
In addition to our research in floodplain grasslands we collect plant data at an unmanaged riverine area at the Middle Elbe as well as in an area of dyke re-location (Roßlauer Oberluch)