The journal is meant for ecologists who, because of their research interests or occupation, are involved in designing, monitoring, or constructing ecosystems. It is meant to serve as a bridge between ecologists and engineers, as ecotechnology is not wholly defined by either field.
Study finds switchgrass removes PCBs from soils
University of Iowa researchers have found a type of grass that was once a staple of the American prairie can remove soil laden with PCBs, toxic chemicals once used for cooling and other industrial purposes.
Study finds ingredient to Canning River recovery
Findings from an 11 year study into south-western Australian rivers show a reduction in toxic algal blooms in the Canning River—whilst the Vasse River continues to suffer.
Breaking new ground on restoring healthy soil
(Phys.org) —Researchers from The University of Western Australia, working with Alcoa of Australia, are breaking new ground on finding ways to transform bauxite residue into healthy soils.
Engineers find optimum solution to protect aquatic biodiversity by forested areas
Environmental engineers from Trinity College Dublin have devised a sustainable approach to mitigate the environmental impacts that peatland forestry practices exert on Ireland's precious aquatic biodiversity. By seeding grasses ...
Study shows reforestation in Lower Mississippi Valley reduces sediment
A modeling study by U.S. Forest Service researchers shows that reforesting the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley can significantly reduce runoff from agricultural lands and the amount of sediment entering the area's rivers ...
New system to restore wetlands could reduce massive floods, aid crops
Engineers at Oregon State University have developed a new interactive system to create networks of small wetlands in Midwest farmlands, which could help the region prevent massive spring floods and also retain water and mitigate ...
Researchers devise hidden dune filters to treat coastal stormwater runoff
When it rains, untreated stormwater can sweep pollutants into coastal waters, potentially endangering public health. Now researchers from North Carolina State University have developed low-cost filtration systems that are ...
Constructed wetlands save frogs and birds threatened with extinction
Over the last few decades, several thousands of wetlands have been constructed in Sweden in agricultural landscapes. The primary reason is that the wetlands prevent a surfeit of nutrients from reaching our oceans and lakes.