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Research project This project is financed by Formas through Biodiversa+

Prioritising riparian ecotones to sustain and connect multiple biodiversity and functional components in river networks

Head of project

Micael Jonsson
Associate professor

Project overview

Project period:

2023-04-01 2026-03-31

Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Department of Ecology and Environmental Science

Research area


External funding

  • Project members

    External project members

    In the consortium: research groups in Germany, Italy, Spain and Portugal

Project description

The main objective of RIPARIANET is to leverage the increasing resolution of remote sensing information to provide practitioners with evidence-based guidance and approaches to biodiversity conservation. Key questions include: i) how can we remotely assess riparian integrity and identify areas which provide effective connectivity allowing species biodiversity and ecosystem functions to persist through meta-ecological processes? ii) how can we disentangle the influence of local- and network-scale stressors and processes on riparian biodiversity to better implement river basin management schemes? iii) to what extent do currently existing protected areas in rivers account for the geometry of riparian networks and their multifunctionality?

External funding

Latest update: 2023-03-02