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Kleinschroth, Fritz
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Winton, R. Scott
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Calamita, Elisa
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Niggemann, Fabian
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Botter, Martina
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Wehrli, Bernhard
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Ghazoul, Jaboury
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2020-12-03T13:41:09Z
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2020-12-03T13:36:33Z
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2020-12-03T13:41:09Z
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2021-01
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0044-7447
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1654-7209
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10.1007/s13280-020-01360-6
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http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/454477
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10.3929/ethz-b-000431282
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Invasions of water bodies by floating vegetation, including water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes), are a huge global problem for fisheries, hydropower generation, and transportation. We analyzed floating plant coverage on 20 reservoirs across the world's tropics and subtropics, using > 30 year time-series of LANDSAT remote-sensing imagery. Despite decades of costly weed control, floating invasion severity is increasing. Floating plant coverage correlates with expanding urban land cover in catchments, implicating urban nutrient sources as plausible drivers. Floating vegetation invasions have undeniable societal costs, but also provide benefits. Water hyacinths efficiently absorb nutrients from eutrophic waters, mitigating nutrient pollution problems. When washed up on shores, plants may become compost, increasing soil fertility. The biomass is increasingly used as a renewable biofuel. We propose a more nuanced perspective on these invasions moving away from futile eradication attempts towards an ecosystem management strategy that minimizes negative impacts while integrating potential social and environmental benefits.
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application/pdf
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en
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Springer
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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Biological invasions
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Dams
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Google earth engine
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Land cover change
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Urbanization
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Water-energy-food nexus
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dc.title
Living with floating vegetation invasions
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Journal Article
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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
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2020-07-28
ethz.journal.title
Ambio
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50
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ethz.journal.abbreviated
Ambio
ethz.pages.start
125
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ethz.pages.end
137
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13 p.
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publishedVersion
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Use of a Decision-Analytic Framework to explore the water-energy-food NExus in complex and trans-boundary water resources systems of fast growing developing countries.
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Secaucus, NJ
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published
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02350 - Dep. Umweltsystemwissenschaften / Dep. of Environmental Systems Science::02721 - Inst. f. Biogeochemie u. Schadstoffdyn. / Inst. Biogeochem. and Pollutant Dynamics::03328 - Wehrli, Bernhard / Wehrli, Bernhard
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02350 - Dep. Umweltsystemwissenschaften / Dep. of Environmental Systems Science::02722 - Institut für Terrestrische Oekosysteme / Institute of Terrestrial Ecosystems::03723 - Ghazoul, Jaboury / Ghazoul, Jaboury
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02350 - Dep. Umweltsystemwissenschaften / Dep. of Environmental Systems Science
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02115 - Dep. Bau, Umwelt und Geomatik / Dep. of Civil, Env. and Geomatic Eng.::02608 - Institut für Umweltingenieurwiss. / Institute of Environmental Engineering::03473 - Burlando, Paolo / Burlando, Paolo
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02350 - Dep. Umweltsystemwissenschaften / Dep. of Environmental Systems Science::02722 - Institut für Terrestrische Oekosysteme / Institute of Terrestrial Ecosystems::03723 - Ghazoul, Jaboury / Ghazoul, Jaboury
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02115 - Dep. Bau, Umwelt und Geomatik / Dep. of Civil, Env. and Geomatic Eng.::02608 - Institut für Umweltingenieurwiss. / Institute of Environmental Engineering::03473 - Burlando, Paolo / Burlando, Paolo
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02350 - Dep. Umweltsystemwissenschaften / Dep. of Environmental Systems Science::02721 - Inst. f. Biogeochemie u. Schadstoffdyn. / Inst. Biogeochem. and Pollutant Dynamics::03328 - Wehrli, Bernhard / Wehrli, Bernhard
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690268
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SBFI
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10.13039/501100007352
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H2020
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