Individual study: Effects of mountain stream restoration on carabid beetles and grasshoppers in Thuringia and Hessen, Germany
Armbruster J. (2001) Der Einfluss von Renaturierungen in Mittelgebirgsauen auf die Laufkäfer-und Heuschreckenfauna (The influence of restoration projects in Mittelgebirgsauen on ground beetles and grasshoppers fauna). Mitteilungen der deutschen Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie, 13, 369-371
Stream restorations may affect the fauna living in habitats adjacent to streams.
No information was provided on the methods of stream restoration, except that the restored stream reaches had increased channel dynamics.
Species of both carabid beetle and grasshopper associated with riparian and swamp habitats were more dominant alongside restored reaches than in unrestored reaches. In contrast, alongside restored reaches there were 20 to 60% fewer species (and individuals) characteristic of open landscapes.
The authors conclude that communities of carabid beetles and grasshoppers rapidly respond to stream restorations.