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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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Towards a sustainable management of pond diversity at the landscape level 2006 2010

PONDSCAPE

Towards a sustainable management of pond diversity at the landscape level (2006-2010)


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


Pondscape1
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:


Pondscape2
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


Pondscape3
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


Pondscape4
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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