Riparian zones are the paragon of transitional ecosystems, providing critical habitat and ecosystem services that are especially threatened by global change. Following consultation with experts, 10 key challenges were identified to be addressed for riparian vegetation science and management improvement: (1) Create a distinct scientific community by establishing stronger bridges between disciplines; (2) Make riparian vegetation more visible and appreciated in society and policies; (3) Improve knowledge regarding biodiversity—ecosystem functioning links; (4) Manage spatial scale and context-based issues; (5) Improve knowledge on social dimensions of riparian vegetation; (6) Anticipate responses to emergent issues and future trajectories; (7) Enhance tools to quantify and prioritize ecosystem services; (8) Improve numerical modeling and simulation tools; (9) Calibrate methods and increase data availability for better indicators and monitoring practices and transferability; and (10) Undertake scientific validation of best management practices. These challenges are discussed and critiqued here, to guide future research into riparian vegetation.

Rodriguez Gonzalez, P.M.; Abraham, E.; Aguiar, F.; Andreoli, A.; Baležentienė, L.; Berisha, N.; Bernez, I.; Bruen, M.; Bruno, D.; Camporeale, C.; Čarni, A.; a Chilikova-Lubomirova, M.; Corenblit, D.; Cušterevska, R.; Doody, T.; England, J.; Evette, A.; Francis, R.; Garofano-Gomez, V.; Gonzalez del Tanago, M.; Selman Gultekin, Y.; Guyard, F.; Hellsten, S.; Hinkov, G.; Jakubínský, J.; Janssen, P.; Jansson, R.; Kail, J.; Keles, E.; Kelly Quinn, M.; Kidova, A.; Kiss, T.; Kulvik, M.; LA PORTA, N.; Laslier, M.; Latella, M.; Lorenz, S.; Mandžukovski, D.; Manolaki, P.; Martinez Fernandez, V.; Merritt, D.; Michez, A.; Milovanovic, J.; Okruszko, T.; Papastergiadou, E.; Penning, E.; Pielech, R.; Politti, E.; Portela, A.; Riis, T.; Škvorc, Ž.; Slezak, M.; Stammel, B.; Stella, J.; Stesevic, D.; Stupar, V.; Tammeorg, O.; Tammeorg, P.; Moe Fosholt, T.; Urbanic, G.; Villar, M.; Vogiatzakis, I.; Vrchovsky, P.; Yousefpour, R.; Zinke, P.; Zlatanov, T.; Dufour, S. (2022). Bringing the margin to the focus: 10 challenges for riparian vegetation science and management. WIRES. WATER, 9 (5): e1604. doi: 10.1002/wat2.1604 handle: http://hdl.handle.net/10449/76316

Bringing the margin to the focus: 10 challenges for riparian vegetation science and management

Nicola La Porta;
2022

Abstract

Riparian zones are the paragon of transitional ecosystems, providing critical habitat and ecosystem services that are especially threatened by global change. Following consultation with experts, 10 key challenges were identified to be addressed for riparian vegetation science and management improvement: (1) Create a distinct scientific community by establishing stronger bridges between disciplines; (2) Make riparian vegetation more visible and appreciated in society and policies; (3) Improve knowledge regarding biodiversity—ecosystem functioning links; (4) Manage spatial scale and context-based issues; (5) Improve knowledge on social dimensions of riparian vegetation; (6) Anticipate responses to emergent issues and future trajectories; (7) Enhance tools to quantify and prioritize ecosystem services; (8) Improve numerical modeling and simulation tools; (9) Calibrate methods and increase data availability for better indicators and monitoring practices and transferability; and (10) Undertake scientific validation of best management practices. These challenges are discussed and critiqued here, to guide future research into riparian vegetation.
Riparian zone
River management
Socioecosystem
Settore AGR/05 - ASSESTAMENTO FORESTALE E SELVICOLTURA
Rodriguez Gonzalez, P.M.; Abraham, E.; Aguiar, F.; Andreoli, A.; Baležentienė, L.; Berisha, N.; Bernez, I.; Bruen, M.; Bruno, D.; Camporeale, C.; Čarni, A.; a Chilikova-Lubomirova, M.; Corenblit, D.; Cušterevska, R.; Doody, T.; England, J.; Evette, A.; Francis, R.; Garofano-Gomez, V.; Gonzalez del Tanago, M.; Selman Gultekin, Y.; Guyard, F.; Hellsten, S.; Hinkov, G.; Jakubínský, J.; Janssen, P.; Jansson, R.; Kail, J.; Keles, E.; Kelly Quinn, M.; Kidova, A.; Kiss, T.; Kulvik, M.; LA PORTA, N.; Laslier, M.; Latella, M.; Lorenz, S.; Mandžukovski, D.; Manolaki, P.; Martinez Fernandez, V.; Merritt, D.; Michez, A.; Milovanovic, J.; Okruszko, T.; Papastergiadou, E.; Penning, E.; Pielech, R.; Politti, E.; Portela, A.; Riis, T.; Škvorc, Ž.; Slezak, M.; Stammel, B.; Stella, J.; Stesevic, D.; Stupar, V.; Tammeorg, O.; Tammeorg, P.; Moe Fosholt, T.; Urbanic, G.; Villar, M.; Vogiatzakis, I.; Vrchovsky, P.; Yousefpour, R.; Zinke, P.; Zlatanov, T.; Dufour, S. (2022). Bringing the margin to the focus: 10 challenges for riparian vegetation science and management. WIRES. WATER, 9 (5): e1604. doi: 10.1002/wat2.1604 handle: http://hdl.handle.net/10449/76316
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