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The MARS Diagnostic Analysis Tool: diagnosing the causes of ecological degradation

Rivers and lakes across Europe are subject to multiple human stressors, which can interact to impact freshwater ecosystem health and status. As a result, a key problem for environmental managers seeking to conserve and restore water bodies is identifying the multiple causes of ecological stress and degradation. 363 more words

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Visualising multiple stressors on European river catchments: the MARS Scenario Analysis Tool

Over the last four years, the MARS project has been investigating the interactions and impacts of multiple stressors on Europe’s aquatic ecosystems. This is a topic at the cutting edge of freshwater science research, and MARS scientists have sought to understand how the multiple pressures humans place on the environment – nutrient pollution, habitat alteration, climate change, water abstraction, and many more –  875 more words

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Managing multiple pressures from recreational activities on freshwater ecosystems

Rivers and lakes are popular places for people to relax, play and exercise, and recreational activities like boating, bathing and angling are all well-documented to have positive effects on human well-being. 971 more words

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The Beauty in the Bog

A guest post by Dr Claire Wordley from Conservation Evidence.

Soggy, centuries-dead plants may not sound like they should be a global conservation priority. But peatlands – soils where water saturation prevents organic matter from fully decaying – store 500 billion metric tons of carbon worldwide. 850 more words

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Messages from MARS

The EU FP7 MARS Project“Managing multiple stress for multiple benefits in aquatic ecosystems”celebrated its final conference in Brussels last month. On the 16 and 17 January 2018, around 150 water scientists, managers and policy-makers convened in the time-honoured halls of the Museum of Natural Sciences, Brussels. 672 more words

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How are river ecosystems affected by regulation?

Most rivers and streams experience natural variations in water flow throughout the year. Whilst climate change increases the risk of extreme floods and extreme droughts, ‘normal’ floods and droughts are part of the natural rhythm of river ecosystems. 1,328 more words

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'Modest' fine sediment and phosphate pollution in English rivers causes mortality of up to 80% of mayfly eggs

Increased levels of fine suspended sediment and phosphate in aquatic ecosystems can have significant negative impacts on the survival of mayfly eggs, according to a new study. 513 more words

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