Artificial streams (mesocosms)

Short description:

Artificial streams (mesocosms)  

Major research issues/sites:

Food preferences of stream macroinvertebrates

Habitat preferences of stream macroinvertebrates

Effects of disturbances in flow on macroinvertebrates

Temperature effects on macroinvertebrates, diatoms and macrophytes


Specific features/uniqueness:

Quite unique as it concerns 6 channel with 4 replicates each; statistical design


Options and conditions for visiting scientists:

Freely available subject to time constraints


Unit Cost of use and principles of costing:

Costs depend on use (type of experiment e.g. related to costs of energy, water) band cooperation


centre running the infrastructure:

WENR - Wageningen Environmental Research

type of facility:

Experimental facilities


  • WENR - Wageningen Environmental Research

Piet Verdonschot