Poznań is located in the lowland central-western part of Poland, in the Warta river basin. It is one the Poland’s oldest cities with more than a thousand years of history. Currently, Poznań is the central point and capital of the Wielkopolskie voivodeship. With a population of around 550,000, it is one of the Poland’s largest cities. The city has adopted Smart City approach and according the Development Strategy for the City “Poznań 2030 is a city with well-planned and evenly distributed green areas accessible to all the residents”. Poznań is rich in small and large green areas, which cover over 25% of the city's area. An important element of the natural environment are also water habitats in the form of numerous lakes, ponds and streams.
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