News From the Field
New concept to help set priorities in water management
October 14, 2015
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.The basic principle behind most strategies aimed at renaturalizing ecosystems is to increase biodiversity by restoring natural habitat structure. These projects often do not result in the success researchers had hoped for because the complexity of ecological relationships is so vast. Researchers have now developed a theoretical framework--the concept of ecological simplification--aimed at closing this gap. They tested it in two iconic river landscapes.Full Story
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
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