LTSER Zone Atelier Loire - Mareau-aux-Prés Islands - France

Basic Information
Site Name
LTSER Zone Atelier Loire - Mareau-aux-Prés Islands
Short name
ZAL_Mareau-aux-pres
Country
France
Site Manager
Funding Agency
Site Description
The Mareau-aux-Prés islands, along the Loire river, are characterized by a multiple channel pattern, where natural limestone riffles influence the morphology and spatial distribution of vegetated islands, secondary channels and alluvial bars. Within these islands, in september 2012, fluvial management operations (FMO) were launched. The vegetation of the central sandy-gravelly bar (3 ha area) was uprooted and the bar level lowered in order to maintain the flow capacity of the river. A new sandy-gravelly bar appeared in spring 2013, ideal field support for studying long-term ecological issues. A multidisciplinary research program (‘BioMareau’ project) is currently being conducted from 2012 to 2019, focusing on biodiversity recolonization and on interactions and feedbacks between biotic and abiotic compartments.
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2021-07-16 02:07:23

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General Characteristics and Status
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
2012
Observed properties
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Site location

Site location

The island after fluvial management operations (photo by Marc Villar)

The island after fluvial management operations (photo by Marc Villar)

Geographic
Size
12.70ha
Elevation (average)
84.50msl
Elevation (min)
82.00msl
Elevation (max)
87.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
LTER France (LTER_EU_FR_008_001)This site is a verified "LTER France" member.
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