07/10/2013

AN ARTICLE OF THE RESOURCES AND ECOSYSTEMS ICRA'S RESEARCH AREA IS SELECTED TO APPEAR IN THE OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION

A recent published work of the Resources and Ecosystems ICRA's research area has been selected to appear in the official journal of the European Commission on policy / environmental legislation.

In particular, it has appeared in the online version of the Science for Environment Policy - News Alert, No. 343, September 2013.

ABSTRACT:

Restoring the natural conditions of rivers and streams by intentionally adding forest deadwood boosts key ecosystem services, new research suggests. By calculating the value of these services, the researchers were able to show that increasing the amount of deadwood in rivers and streams in a Basque Country reservoir basin was economically profitable and that returns on investment could be realised within 20 years.

More information:

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/integration/research/newsalert/pdf/343na3.pdf