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Social-Ecological-Technological Framework for Studying Urban Aquatic Nature-Based Solutions in Cities

31 January 2024

By Kati Vierikko and Pedro Pinho BiNatUr team published a book chapter in 2023 focusing on the use of a holistic framework to encompass the functioning of aquatic nature-based solutions (aquaNbS). The framework is based on the social, technologic, and social dimensions, and propose that there is a need to characterize the interactions of these…

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What kind of aquatic nature-based solutions we study? Selections of research sites

06 April 2023

by Kati Vierikko and Pedro Pinho Nature-based solutions (NBS, or NbS) are expected to provide multiple ecosystem services (ES) and support biodiversity (BD) (Franzeskaki et al. 2019, European Union 2021). In many European cities, the implementation of NBS in aquatic ecosystems (“aquaNBS”) through the restoration or construction of new habitats has become an important policy goal.…

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Isotope laboratory, eDNA sampling

Ecohydrological boundary conditions for Ecosystem Services of aquaNBS

11 October 2022

By Michael Monaghan and Dörthe Tetzlaff IGB The WP4 team is interested in how the sources and flow pathways of water affect the persistence of urban aquaNBS and the biodiversity they contain. The approach uses two types of tracers, stable water isotopes and eDNA. Both give clues as to the sources and flow pathways of…

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Project funders: 

This research was funded through the 2020-2021 Biodiversa and Water JPI joint call for research projects, under the BiodivRestore ERA-NET Cofund (GA N°101003777), with the EU and the funding organisations The Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO), Belgium; Academy of Finland (AKA), VDI/VDE-IT, Germany; National Science Center (NCN), Poland and Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT), Portugal 

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