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PONDSCAPE. Towards a sustainable management of pond diversity at the landscape level (2006-2010). F.U. Committee 15 9 2008, RBINSc. Introduction to PONDSCAPE (Koen) Activities and developments since last meeting (Tom) Social and historic context of ponds (Kevin) Mid Term Evaluation (Koen)

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f u committee 15 9 2008 rbinsc
F.U. Committee 15 9 2008, RBINSc
  • Introduction to PONDSCAPE (Koen)
  • Activities and developments since last meeting (Tom)
  • Social and historic context of ponds (Kevin)
  • Mid Term Evaluation (Koen)
  • Prospects (Koen)
  • Reception (ALL)
pondscape
PONDSCAPE

Network:

C: Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels: K.Martens, B. Goddeeris, L. Colson, J. Vandekerckhove

P2:Catholique University of Leuven: L. De Meester, S. De Clerck, T De Bie

P3:University of Ghent: W. Vyverman, K. Van Der Gucht,

P4: University of Namur:

Ecotox: P. Kestemont, R. Mandiki

Socio-econ: A. Castiaux, N. Feremans

P5: University of Luxembourg: H-M Cauchie

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PONDSCAPE

Network: associated partners

C: RBINSc

INBO: D Bauwens, L Denys

P2: KULeuven

Natuurpunt: M Herremans

P3: Ugent

Botanical Garden: L Van Hecke

P4: U Namur

U Liége: B Losson

P5: U Lux:

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PONDSCAPE

Strategic objectives:

=> recommendations for scientifically underpinned management of small water bodies, while reconciling:

  • Conserve and enhance biodiversity at various scales (local, regional, landscape)
  • sustain economic activities and ensure economic growth
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PONDSCAPE

Operational objectives:

  • To study the organization of pond biodiversity,
    • including ecosystem functioning,
    • at multiple spatial scales
    • relate it with important driving variables (pond age)
  • To quantify effects of management strategies on local and regional pond biota biodiversity
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PONDSCAPE

Operational objectives:

  • To broaden our knowledge on the prevalence of pollutantsand the effects they have on pond biota
  • To obtain insights into the way stakeholders value risks and benefits of ponds,
    • how the creation and maintenance of ponds can be promoted in a sustainable way.
pondscape work packages
WP1: Biodiversity at multiple spatial scales

WP2: Biodiversity and pond age

WP3: Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning

WP4: Assessment of management techniques

WP5: Pollutants and biodiversity

WP6: Social and economic relevance to stakeholders

WP7: Valuation of results, policy, rcommendations

PONDSCAPEWork packages
follow up committee

Follow Up Committee:

what is expected of you?

follow up committee what for
Follow-up committee: what for?
  • Management tool enabling to meet the SSD programme objectives, in particular:
    • To provide scientific support for a sustainable development policy
    • To promote communication between
  • researchers, decision-makers and the society
follow up committee status role
Follow-up committee : status/role
  • Foreseen in the contract
  • Members act on a voluntary basis:
    • commitment to play an active role in the follow-up of the research
    • requested to fill out a Declaration of intent
  • Advisory role: advice, feedback, orientations, comments on project reports… (within the framework of the contract)
follow up committee profile
Follow-up committee :profile
  • Heterogeneous set of members acting on basis of possible input, expectations, interests… regarding the research project
    • “Interest”: in intermediary and final outcomes of the project
    • “Input”: bring new insight into the scientific and policy context, the research question, the assumptions, …
follow up committee members
Follow Up Committee: members?
  • Public administrations (different sectors and levels of authorities)
    • Scientific community
    • NGOs
    • Private sector
    • Media
  • The composition of the committee may evolve during the course of the project
follow up committee meeting operational aspects
Follow-up committee meeting:Operational aspects
  • Convened by the coordinator and science officer twice a year and ad-hoc
    • Relevant documents to be circulated prior to the meeting (8 days)
    • The coordinator is responsible for the minutes of the meeting (15 days)
    • Location: flexible
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