The N-EWN monitoring team recently published a paper in Science of the Total Environment, titled “A strategic monitoring approach for learning to improve natural infrastructure.”
This paper gets at the important role that long term monitoring plays in helping us to improve designs for natural infrastructure projects, and ensure that they’re functioning as they should.
“Monitoring natural infrastructure is challenging because it crosses disciplinary divides and requires a long-term perspective, because natural infrastructure changes over time,” said lead author Charles Van Rees of the paper. “Additionally, we’re still in the “wild west” phase of natural infrastructure implementation. Any project is an opportunity to learn, so approaching monitoring from a scientific ‘What can be learned from this?’ perspective reaps huge benefits for the future. We wrote this paper to address both of those needs.”
Check it out here!