Assessing the impact of aquatic alien plants & crayfish management on ecosystem services

Assessing the impact of aquatic alien plants & crayfish management on ecosystem services

Assessing the impact of aquatic alien plants & crayfish management on ecosystem services

Friday, April 22, 2022 | 13:10 - 13:40
Arnaud Monty, Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, University of Liège, BELGIUM
Sonia Vanderhoeven, Belgian Biodiversity Platform, BELGIUM

Ecosystem services (ES) are key to link biological conservation efforts to human well-being. They can also help selecting the most suitable management techniques for aquatic alien plants and crayfish. The ES assessment typically relies on a matrix relating ecosystems services to ecosystem types. However, this approach is not fit for invasive species management as a particular species can occur in various ecosystems and the various management options can differentially increase or decrease ecosystem services. This presentation will cover the on-going assessment of the impact of management practices on ecosystem services for the different species targeted by the LIFE RIPARIAS project, as well as its methodological challenges.

It will be followed by an exchange of experience with participants on the above topic.