About the project
The aim of the project is to develop tools for assessing the effects of rehabilitation measures and management strategies on ecosystem services delivered by river-floodplain systems. Special attention is given to the spatial and temporal development of river-floodplain ecosystem services under different natural and anthropogenic forcing. The tools should be useful in reducing the long-term management costs, in creating more self-sustaining rivers with beneficial ecosystem services and in designing interventions smartly. The ecosystem services tools will be implemented in a model that assesses the effects of river management on habitats and biodiversity (BIO-SAFE). The updated BIO-SAFE model will be tested and used on various case studies concerning management projects along rivers. Read two-pages overview >>
Documents & Publications
- Koopman, K.R., , D.C.M. Augustijn, A.M. Breure, H.J.R. Lenders, R.S.E.W. Leuven (2015). Suitability of landscape classification systems for quantification of ecosystem services in BIO-SAFE.. In: H.J.R. Lenders, F.P.L. Collas, G.W. Geerling, R.S.E.W. Leuven (Eds.). Bridging gaps between river science, governance and management. Book of abstracts NCR-days 2015, NCR Publication 39-2015, 1-2 October 2015, Radboud University, Nijmegen, pp. 24-27.
- Koopman, K.R., D.C.M. Augustijn, A.M. Breure, H.J.R. Lenders, R.S.E.W. Leuven (2015). How to quantify spatial temporal development of riverine ecosystem services?. Proceedings of I.S.Rivers 2nd International Conference, June 22-26, 2015, Lyon, France