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  • ALFAwetlands conference day 1: Excursion to the Hungarian side of the lake

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    ALFAwetlands conference day 1: Excursion to the Hungarian side of the lake

    The ALFAwetlands conference was kicked off with a day outside, featuring an excursion to the Hungarian side of the Neusiedler lake and ALFAwetlands Austrian-Hungarian Living Laboratory. First, all the partners were welcomed by the National Park Neusiedler See Seewinkel, represented by Arno Cimadom, who shared many interesting facts about the natural dynamics and biodiversity of…

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  • Birds monitoring on Austrian-Hungarian Living Lab

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    Birds monitoring on Austrian-Hungarian Living Lab

    ALFAwetlands Austrian-Hungarian Living Lab includes a floodplain of the Lake Neusiedl. The lake is located on Austrian and Hungarian sides and is a crucial habitat for diverse bird species. Bird monitoring initiatives in this area is extremely important. It provides invaluable data on population trends, migratory patterns, and habitat health. Such efforts aid managers in…

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  • Amphibians of Austrian-Hungarian Living Lab

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    Amphibians of Austrian-Hungarian Living Lab

    The floodplain of the Neusiedler Lake is a one of ALFAwetlands 9 Living Labs. The big part of this Living Lab is located on the territory of the National park Neusiedler See – Seewinkel in Austria. Various biodiversity monitoring is being conducted on the territory of National park. The National park Neusiedler See – Seewinkel…

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  • Meet ALFAwetlands Lead Partner: Natural Resources Institute Finland

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    Meet ALFAwetlands Lead Partner: Natural Resources Institute Finland

    The Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) is a research organisation operating under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland. LUKEā€™s task is to promote competitive business based on the sustainable use of renewable natural resources, as well as wellbeing and the vitality of the countryside. ALFAwetlands Luke team The ALFAwetlands team at Luke is…

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  • ALFAwetlands Midterm Conference

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    ALFAwetlands Midterm Conference

    ALFAwetlands Midterm Conference coming soon! It will take place between 21-24.05.2024 at Lake Neusiedl – Seewinkel National Park Visitor Center, Illmitz, Austria. The Conference aim is to review the progress of ALFAwetlands implementation, present and exchange current results and discuss further plans; interact with local stakeholders and broader public, raise awareness about the importance of…

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  • Modeling Peatland Management Practices in Finland

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    Modeling Peatland Management Practices in Finland

    Wetlands are important for climate as long term carbon storages. The wetland vegetation removes carbon dioxide from atmosphere and the carbon is accumulated in the soil as peat. However, they are also sources of methane, an important greenhouse gas. Lowering the soil water table enhances peat decomposition and induces large carbon dioxide emissions and loss…

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  • Meet ALFAwetlands partner: Finnish Meteorological Institute

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    Meet ALFAwetlands partner: Finnish Meteorological Institute

    We are continuing introducing ALFAwetlands partners. One of them is Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI). Tuula Alto, FMI team leader, has prepared this post, we are sharing with you. Please also read: Young researchersā€™ introduction ā€“ Ville Tuominen About FMI FMI is a research and service organization under the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Finland.…

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  • Peatlands in Finland: characteristics and restoration methods

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    Peatlands in Finland: characteristics and restoration methods

    Article image: Undrained spruce swampĀ growingĀ dense tree standĀ and bilberry on the top of one meterĀ peat in Southern Finland. Photo credit: Hannu Nousiainen. Finland is a country of not only forests but also peatlands. In fact, Finland has approximately 9 million hectares of peatlands, covering about almost a third of the total land area. Peatlands play an…

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  • Meet ALFAwetlands on SERE ConferenceĀ 

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    Meet ALFAwetlands on SERE ConferenceĀ 

    Meet ALFAwetlands and ā€Æits sister projectsā€Æ on SERE Conference on 26-30 August in Estonia! SERE-2024 is an international conference organized by the European Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration (SERE), taking place in Europe every two years. During the last week of August 2024, everyone working on the science, practice, and policy of ecological…

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