On going projects
Interaction between aquatic and riparian zones (RestaurE)
The “interaction between aquatic and riparian zones” (RESTAURE) project studies the capacity of the Selune ecosystems to regain its ecological functioning (resilience) by considering the interactions between the morphology of the river, the recolonization of the river and its banks by vegetation and by aquatic and terrestrial invertebrate species.
Reconfiguration of collectives and territorial project
The project “Reconfiguration of collectives and territorial project” follows the way in which citizens, locally elected officials and other national and international groups assemble and reclaim the territory of the Selune river valley following the removal of dams and the restoration of continuity. It compares the case of the Selune valley to other similar cases around the world.
Life history traits of catadromous fish species
The project « Life history traits of catadromous fish species » studies the life history traits of the eel and flounder, two migratory species that live in rivers and reproduce at sea, before the restoration of the Selune river continuity, in order to anticipate its effects later.
Hyporheic flux, river/groundwater exchange
The objective of the “Hyporheic fluxes, river/groundwater exchanges” project is to understand how the exchanges between groundwater and the water in the Selune valley take place in order to prevent the physical, chemical and biological changes that the restoration of continuity will affect the water quality of the Selune river.
Role of ecosystem engineers in aquatic habitat restoration
The “Role of ecosystem engineers in aquatic habitat restoration” project studies the role of two migratory fish species, the lamprey and the salmon, on sediment mobility and stream morphology in their breeding areas. Understanding the role of these species is important to follow the restoration and renaturation of the Selune valley after its restoration and the return of migratory fish.
Habitat use by migratory fish
The “Habitat use by migratory fish” project aims at setting up methods that will allow monitor the return of emblematic migratory fish species such as salmon or eels in the Selune valley after its ecological restoration.
Predation of migratory species by juvenile catfish (silurus)
The project “Predation of migratory species by juvenile catfish (silurus)” assesses the predation pressure of migratory fish species by juvenile catfish on the Selune River and other fluvial systems in France.