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The implementation of adaptation actions in local conservation management is a new and complex task with multiple facets, influenced by factors differing from site to site. A transdisciplinary perspective is therefore required to identify and implement effective solutions. To address this, the International Conference on Managing Protected Areas under(More)
Causes, consequences and possibilities to alleviate harmful effects SEPPO HELL STEN Causes, consequences and possibilities to alleviate harmful effects SEPPO HELLSTEN Academic Dissertation to be presented with the assent of the Hellsten, Seppo, Environmental factors and aquatic macrophytes in the littoral zone of regulated lakes – causes, consequences and(More)
A multi-model-based study was performed in order to unravel valuable fen meadow habitats' possible exposure to eutrophication, which is expected to occur as a result of the re-saturation of degraded peat soils. The framework was tested in a 3000-ha fen-drain system to be restored in the Middle Biebrza Basin (northeast Poland), where the datasets and related(More)
Water in the urban space has been considered up to now mostly from the perspective of water supply, sewage purification and storm water management, with increasing awareness of the necessity of freshwater ecosystems conservation. However there has been little holistic consideration of the freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems for moderation and control of(More)
There is general agreement among scientists that global temperatures are rising and will continue to increase in the future. It is also agreed that human activities are the most important causes of these climatic variations, and that water resources are already suffering and will continue to be greatly impaired as a consequence of these changes. In(More)
Floodplain lakes and associated wetlands in tropical dry climates are controlled by pronounced and severe seasonal hydrologic fluctuations. We examined the plant community response to a bimodal flooding pattern in the Zapatosa Floodplain Lake Complex (ZFLC), Northern Colombia. We measured floristic and quantitative change in four sampling periods(More)
The differences in chemical composition of leaves and stems of Ranunculus fluitans Lam. were investigated. Typical distribution of organic and inorganic compounds were generally found not to be influenced by factors as day-time, eutrophication, or age of the weed bed. Starch, sugars, amino acids, and organic acids were at a higher level in the stem, but(More)