MorphSed
, a research project funded by the Spanish Ministry, is analysing the morphosedimentary dynamics of a representative human-stressed fluvial system (suffering major local alterations due to gravel mining), their drivers and their impacts on the river’s ecological integrity.The multi-event dataset obtained will enable the first links to be established between physical and ecological processes at scales integrated from the micro-habitat to the reach scale. These links will be a key goal for progress towards the system-scale understanding of the interactions between river disturbance and ecological responses, and provide the basis for an integrated methodology that can be used to aid prediction, management and restoration of human stressed fluvial systems.