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Researcher:Dr Alison DunnContest:United Kingdom
The aim of this project is to promote conservation of two keystone species; the White-clawed crayfish and the European Water vole.
Researcher:David RyvesContest:United Kingdom
Lakes and wetlands are biodiversity hotspots attracting a wide range of wading and migrating birds, amphibians, riparian mammals and insects with aquatic larval stages.
Researcher:Philip WheelerContest:United Kingdom
Wetland habitats have declined across Europe in recent decades and this has had a significant effect on populations of many lowland birds.
The plants are the first colonizers of the lifeless substrates in the processes of natural rehabilitation on the degraded soils. The most part of this plants are lower plants (algae, fungi, lichens). They produce the primary layer of fertile soil.
The project is devoted to research and assessment of algo-, phyto- and mycodiversity of Olshanitski quarry. What do we expect from realization of the project? To define possible ways and methods for increasing sustainable exploitation and recultivation of such quarries types.
Flora is the main constituent of habitats, especially ones disturbed by human activity, because just vegetation creates environment for sustainable development of other life forms. Stability of an ecosystem is known being strongly dependent on its biodiversity.
The project focuses on the biodiversity development promotion through endangered plant communities creation, which could be transferred along with the quarry mining front.
An induction for familiarization of the Quarry site was conducted in 19/03/2012. The wazo hill Wazo Hill is located at Tegeta area, approximately 25Km from the Dar es Salaam city centre, Tanzania. The quarry is located between latitude 6°34' South and longitudes 39°23' and 39°25' east.
Wazo Hill quarry is a site where limestone was mined by Twiga Cement Industry for cement manufacturing. Being previously extracted, the area suffered loss of its biodiversity and geomorphology the fact that affected its ecosystem functionality.
This research initiative intends to promote biodiversity in quarry rehabilitation thereby introducing a Constructed Wetland (CW) system to treat onsite generated domestic wastewater and impounding rainwater while recovering treated water and nutrients for reuse in quarry restoration.