The DURESS project - Diversity of Upland Rivers for Ecosystem Service Sustainability

This series comprises biological, ecological, modelled and physical data from the Diversity of Upland Rivers for Ecosystem Service Sustainability (DURESS) project. The DURESS project addressed how biodiversity in upland rivers provides the ecosystem services on which people depend. Work for the project was carried out in Welsh river catchments. The three million pound project was launched in May 2012 and involved a consortium of 28 researchers from a range of disciplines and institutions led from Cardiff University. Key stakeholders involved represented the water industry, policy makers, the health sector, regulators, nature conservation, land owners, land managers and the leisure industry.

The DURESS project finished in December 2015; it was part of a major UK Research Council initiative, Biodiversity & Ecosystem Service Sustainability (BESS).

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Biodiversity & Ecosystem Service Sustainability (BESS) is a six-year (2011-2017) NERC research programme, supported by BBSRC, designed to answer fundamental questions about the functional role of biodiversity in key ecosystem processes and the delivery of ecosystem processes at the landscape scale