CORRECTIVE MEASURES AND BIO-MANIPULATION

The management of ecosystems, biodiversity and natural resources implies in certain cases the need to act on some element or process to correct a damage, reverse a trend or protect a particular species, enclave or ecosystem. Both human activities that directly transform the natural environment (such as works and exploitation of water and mineral resources or living resources) and those that affect ecosystems in a more delayed manner (climate change, introduction of invasive species, etc.) may require corrective, palliative or compensatory measures. Since highly dynamic processes are affected in all cases, these measures should be adaptive in order to be efficient.

In line with the other lines of activity of ECOHYDROS, which prioritizes updated knowledge of key elements as the basis for ecosystem management, this knowledge and access to new technologies are used to act in the most efficient and least invasive way possible. In line with the other lines of activity of ECOHYDROS, which prioritizes updated knowledge of key elements as the basis for ecosystem management, this knowledge and access to new technologies are used to act in the most efficient and least invasive way possible. In application of the concept of biomanipulation, species control/erradication techniques are virtually tested and others are applied that favour the implantation of certain groups of organisms to restore trophic networks or functionalities (controlled wetlands, floating islands, bioremediaries).