Bioindication of the microhabitat: Cages with juvenile FPMs were installed into the streamline of the river on 24 May 2015. They were exposed throughout the summer season and on 30 August 2015 they were removed. All available FMPs from Malse River were used, and located into all 3 parts of the stretch. Concurrently, FPMs from Blanice River were used. After removing the cages, the surviving and growth rates were evaluated.
Detritus: We have obtained samples of detritus from 18 bioindication cages and we repeated detritus sampling in the sites where the bioindication was carried out. The samples were pre-processed and frozen. Chemical analyzes will be carried out during the winter months.
Publicity: We have started to cooperate with the Blattfisch Agency, which deals with FPM in Austria, to get a comprehensive overview on the pollution sources on both the sides of the border.
Systematic monitoring of water chemistry and its annual changes is carried out in 22 sampling sites in the Malse River and its tributaries. We managed to capture 2 extreme situations until now - January snow melting and an increased flow during the rainy episode in May. We have deployed sensors for measuring temperature and exposure.
Bioindication of the microhabitat: three sites have been selected for freshwater pearlmussel (FPM) cages (upper, middle and lower part of the stream) and the cages were installed to the river in the beginning of May.
Publicity: please see the entry seminar available on this website, which also presents the winter part of the project
Last update: 22 June 2016