AHIA

Alternet High Impact Actions

AHIA (Alternet High Impact Actions) is a research-funding initiative aimed at encouraging Alternet partners to collaborate on high impact research publications

The AHIA initiative was introduced to support high impact projects that foster collaboration between Alternet partner institutes on key biodiversity and ecosystem issues facing society. Past AHIA projects have yielded publications in major journals, produced tangible policy and societal impact, and established long-term international research partnerships.

2020-2021 AHIA project

“Demonstrating dependencies between humanity and nature towards a sustainable future: A nitrogen case-study”
Lead Partner
  • Bede West, CEH-UK
Participating Alternet Partners
  • UK-CEH, SLU, INBO, ILEE, UFZ
Outputs

Past AHIA projects

2019-2020

From meta-system theory to the sustainable, adaptive management of rivers in the Anthropocene
Lead partner
  • INRAE
Participating Alternet partners
  • Irstea, SYKE, MTA-OK, IGB, SLU
Status: ongoing

 

Outputs
  • The involved researchers will prepare a video (posted on Youtube and our lab websites), a blogpost (e.g. The Freshwater Blog), present the project outcome to at least one international conference (e.g. SFS 2020, SIL2020, ESA 2020, SEFS 2021), produce an ALTER-Net pamphlet to be delivered to stakeholders, including 1) the Stakeholder Committee of SMIRES composed of 40 stakeholders from 31 countries, 2) the ECOSTAT group in which some on-going efforts to improve biomonitoring in drying rivers have started in 2019. Additionally, the pamphlet will be shared to IPCC and IPBES communities. They will also produce a summary presenting the policy implications of our results and provide recommendations to policy makers, produce at least one press release to be disseminated by each of the participating organizations. They will also prepare a one-page layman summary for a wider dissemination through our respective EU research networks. Lastly, they will publish the resultant manuscript in an Open Access journal to maximize its impact.

2018-2019

Land-sparing vs. land-sharing for functional green infrastructure that sustains biodiversity and ecosystem services? – European landscape approach initiatives provide regionally adapted solutions
Lead partner
  • SLU
Participating Alternet partners
  • SLU, ILE-SAS, SYKE
Status: complete

 

Outputs

Two manuscripts for high-level peer-reviewed journals; a fact sheet; a jargon-free text for ALTER-Net and other websites; an ALTER-Net labelled webinar; a short video presentation for YouTube; and a final report.

  • “Manuscript AHIA 1” presents a suite of standardised strategic spatial analyses of green
  • “Manuscript AHIA 2” presents a horizon scanning based on the AHIA-participants’ expert
  • (AHIA 3) analyses of “novel landscape approach concepts” and their spatial distribution (e.g., Model Forest, Biosphere Reserve, World Heritage Site, Geopark etc.)
  • (AHIA 4) short paper summarizing AHIA 1, 2, 3

2017-2018 (a)

Cultural Ecosystem Services: an Empirical Approach across European Landscapes and Beyond
Lead partner
  • Irstea
Participating Alternet partners
  • Irstea, NINA, SYKE, ILE-SAS, MTA-OK, UNIBUC, WENR, CEH, JHI, INBO
Status: complete

 

Outputs

2017-2018 (b)

Monitoring and Evaluation for Ecosystem Management (MEEM)
Lead partner
  • Hutton
Participating Alternet partners
  • Hutton, SYKE, INBO, IAES, NINA, ILE-SAS, MTA-OK, UNIBUC, CREAF, SLU
Status: complete

 

Outputs
  • Journal Article
  • Kerry Waylen, Kirsty Blackstock, Freddy van Hulst, Carmen Damian, Ferenc Horváth, Richard Johnson, Robert Kanka, Mart Külvik, Christopher Macleod, Kristian Meissner, Mihaela Oprina-Pavelescu, Joan Pino, Eeva Primmer, Geta Rîșnoveanu, Barbora Šatalová, Jari Silander, Jana Špulerová, Monika Suškevičs, Jan Van Uytvanck, Policy-driven monitoring and evaluation: Does it support adaptive management of socio-ecological systems?. Science of The Total Environment, 2019. ISSN 0048-9697, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.12.462.
  • Project Output: Briefing
  • Powerpoint
  • Further Information

2016-2017

Marrying One Health with EcoHealth: Inclusive Nature-Based Solutions and Action Research Directions
Lead partner
  • SYKE
Participating Alternet partners
  • SYKE, NINA, Hutton, INBO
Status: complete

 

Outputs

2015-2016

Public participation in science and policy: development of a science-society interface in relation to biodiversity and ecosystem services
Lead partner
  • ESSRG
Participating Alternet partners
  • ESSRG, Irstea, SYKE, CEH, UFZ, INBO, IAES, ILE-SAS, CREAF, NINA
Status: complete

 

Outputs