Riparian restoration

The construction or restoration of riparian habitats is one common management strategy that can directly reduce terrestrial runoff, indirectly filter nutrients and provide shade, therefore reducing solar radiation absorbed by the water. Given that these results found a strong riparian vegetation restoration effect in the presence of climate change and urban growth, this study supports the use of riparian restoration as an important buffering tool for reducing the negative effects of climate change and land-use change. In contrast, they also found that streams with low riparian cover and/or high riparian loss are likely to be more vulnerable to the effects of climate change and land-use change.

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