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Annette Baattrup-Pedersen


Senior Researcher

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Annette Baattrup-Pedersen

Areas of expertise

  • Freshwater
  • Stream ecology
  • Biodiversity/aquatic plants
  • Directives and management
  • Naturebased solutions

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Annette Baattrup-Pedersen is a freshwater ecologist with more than 25 years research experience working at the intersection between research and advisory activities in the management of freshwater ecosystems. Today Annette is working part time as researcher at Aarhus University and part time as consultant at NIRAS, a large international consulting group.  Her research has focused on understanding and disentangling main stressors in freshwater-related ecosystems, particularly streams and the restoration and rehabilitation of these ecosystems.  She has been engaged in the implementation of key directives including the Water Framework Directive (WFD), The Habitats Directive (HD), and the Biodiversity Strategy. Furthermore, she was heading the development of Denmark's legally adopted assessment system, DVPI, aimed at evaluating the ecological status of streams based on plant species assemblages as required by the WFD. A summary was published in Methods in Ecology and Evolution: Link to publication and in a small Youtube video: Link to video. In recent years, she has been increasingly focused on the potential for using nature-based solutions as a supplement and/or alternative to traditional solutions to address a range of societal challenges, particularly climate change, water management, and water purification.


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