Articles | Volume 25, issue 6
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 3053–3070, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-3053-2021
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 3053–3070, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-3053-2021

Research article 08 Jun 2021

Research article | 08 Jun 2021

Groundwater fauna in an urban area – natural or affected?

Fabien Koch et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (03 Aug 2020) by Christine Stumpp
AR by Fabien Koch on behalf of the Authors (14 Sep 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 Sep 2020) by Christine Stumpp
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (11 Oct 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (02 Nov 2020)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (09 Dec 2020) by Christine Stumpp
AR by Fabien Koch on behalf of the Authors (27 Jan 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (12 Feb 2021) by Christine Stumpp
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (21 Feb 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (26 Feb 2021) by Christine Stumpp
AR by Fabien Koch on behalf of the Authors (08 Mar 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (07 Apr 2021) by Christine Stumpp
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Short summary
In this study, we address the question of whether groundwater fauna in an urban area is natural or affected in comparison to forested land. We find noticeable differences in the spatial distribution of groundwater species and abiotic parameters. An ecological assessment reveals that conditions in the urban area are mainly not good. Yet, there is no clear spatial pattern in terms of land use and anthropogenic impacts. These are significant findings for conservation and usage of urban groundwater.