Safeguarding the banks and margins of streams and rivers has a key role to play in ensuring river health. This is the major conclusion from a new international study… 892 more words
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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
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
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
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
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