Vegetation and microbiota in estuaries are not merely influenced by the hydro-morphodynamics; they influence the physical system as well. They can cause cohesion effects and create roughness which both affects sedimentation and erosion processes. Organism can be divided in bio-stabilisers and bioturbators. The effects of these species is studied by numerical modelling of the Western Scheldt.
This video is part of the collection of videos made for the Bruningslecture of Utrecht University (bruningslecture.nl/).