System diagnosis using experiments and modelling
Researcher , AKWA (Aquatic Knowledge Centre Wageningen) | Aquatic Ecology
Research assistant | Field Assistant , AKWA (Aquatic Knowledge Centre Wageningen) | Aquatic Ecology
Project Manager | Researcher , AKWA (Aquatic Knowledge Centre Wageningen) | Aquatic Ecology
The AKWA teams uses a combination of smart monitoring, experimentation and modelling to diagnose underlying problems compromising the ecological status of aquatic ecosystems. Similar to what a medical doctor would do, we analyze the main pressures and analyze vital functions of the ecosystem. In aquatic systems, this implies that you quantify a water and nutrient budget, and analyze the foodweb structure. This assessment gives a first understanding of the main pressures. Subsequently, we run potential mitigation scenarios using the ecosystem model PCLake+. Both large and small scale experimentation will subsequently give a better understanding of the dose-effect relationships of the promising mitigation measures.