CAS Ignite Session: Working floodplains as natural infrastructure - Strategic management of ecosystem services in floodplains
From Meghan Heineman
Team Contact: Desiree Tullos, Biological and Ecological Engineering
Floodplains are critical to human development, but their management has lacked a cohesive strategy. Many floodplains have been extensively modified to accommodate urban development and agricultural production with associated losses in critically important ecosystem services. Our work will focus on developing a framework for comprehensive assessment of ecosystem services in floodplains, and evaluating its transferability across ecosystems and stakeholders in Oregon and beyond.