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2024-01-05Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.18452/28767
Assessing biodiversity and regulatory ecosystem services in urban water bodies which serve as aqua-Nature-based Solutions
dc.contributor.authorMartín Muñoz, Silvia
dc.contributor.authorSchoelynck, Jonas
dc.contributor.authorTetzlaff, Doerthe
dc.contributor.authorDebbaut, Robrecht
dc.contributor.authorWarter, Maria
dc.contributor.authorStaes, Jan
dc.date.accessioned2024-05-27T14:24:22Z
dc.date.available2024-05-27T14:24:22Z
dc.date.issued2024-01-05none
dc.date.updated2024-04-16T09:24:53Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/29355
dc.description.abstractIn sight of a growing urban population and intensified extreme weather events, cities must integrate in their urban planning elements to both reduce their impact (i.e., air and water pollution, degradation of habitats, loss of biodiversity) and increase their resilience to climate change. In contrast to engineering solutions, which normally not only fail to adequately address these issues but often also exacerbate them, Nature-based Solutions are an efficient strategy which can help cities become more sustainable. Aqua-Nature-based Solutions (aNBS) tackle water-related hazards by enhancing water regulation and mitigating flood and drought impacts. However, under a warming climate, aNBS are expected to often dry-out, changing biodiversity and the ecosystem services they support. The aim of this study is to compare the biodiversity of temporarily and permanently wet urban waterbodies which function as aNBS. We selected two pond complexes with different hydroperiod (i.e., different duration, amplitude and frequency of inundation) and studied the riparian vegetation and aquatic macroinvertebrate biodiversity. The Multimetric Macroinvertebrate Index of Flanders was used to determine the macroinvertebrate biodiversity and to assess water quality of the ponds. Using water stable isotopes and piezometers, the hydrological dynamics were studied in order to identify the water regulating ecosystem services these ponds deliver. The results showed that the selected pond complexes have a high plant biodiversity, particularly in temporary ponds. Water quality ranged from moderate to poor and macroinvertebrate biodiversity tended to be greater in permanent ponds. Plant and macroinvertebrate alien species were also found in the aNBS. Regarding water regulating ecosystem services, the pond complexes enhanced infiltration and groundwater recharge, providing resilience to both flooding and drought. Our findings corroborate previous studies on the need of diversifying urban ponds’ hydroperiod to support biodiversity. Thus, integrating well-designed aNBS into urban planning might be a way to make cities more resilient to water climate-related hazards while enhancing biodiversity.eng
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.rights(CC BY 4.0) Attribution 4.0 Internationalger
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectecosystem serviceseng
dc.subjectnature-based solutionseng
dc.subjectbiodiversityeng
dc.subjectclimate changeeng
dc.subjecturban pondseng
dc.subjecturban planningeng
dc.subjectwater regulationeng
dc.subjecthydroperiodeng
dc.subject.ddc333.7 Landflächen, Naturräume für Freizeit und Erholung, Naturreservate, Energienone
dc.subject.ddc570 Biologienone
dc.titleAssessing biodiversity and regulatory ecosystem services in urban water bodies which serve as aqua-Nature-based Solutionsnone
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-110-18452/29355-0
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/28767
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionnone
local.edoc.pages14none
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dc.description.versionPeer Reviewednone
dc.identifier.eissn2296-665X
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.doi10.3389/fenvs.2023.1304347
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.journaltitleFrontiers in Environmental Sciencenone
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.volume11none
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.articlenumber1304347none
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublishernameFrontiers Medianone
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublisherplaceLausannenone
bua.departmentMathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultätnone

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