Academy of Finland
Funding decision
 
Name Aroviita, Jukka
Organisation SYKE
Project title
ASSESSING RESTORATION EFFECTIVENESS IN SEDIMENT-STRESSED FOREST STREAMS: BIODIVERSITY MEETS HYDROLOGY (ReFFECT)
Decision No. 263597
Decision date 04.05.2012
Funding period 01.08.2012 - 31.12.2016
Funding 294 000
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Project description
Traditionally, ecology, surface water hydrology and stream geomorphology have operated in isolation and development at the interface has been limited. Our focus in this project will be on the ecology-hydrology interaction, but by conducting biological, hydrological and socioeconomic assessments in the same streams, we will be able to directly assess whether projects deemed successful from a natural-science perspective are also successful from a social viewpoint. We first aim to distinguish the relative importance of sedimentation relative to other anthropogenic stressors in forest streams. We will then monitor the impacts of restoration of sediment-stressed streams on hydrological, ecological and socioeconomic response variables. Finally, we will contribute to a continental-scale assessment of restoration success by collecting data on hydromorphological and ecological changes caused by restoration, to identify the catchment- and reach-scale factors constraining restoration success.