News And Events

Keep up to date with the latest news and events from the Project and partners.

Press Office
Jul 02, 2024
New animated video on YouTube: “How to create a new Pond”

The latest PONDERFUL animated video is now available. The video walks viewers through the various steps involved in building a pond for biodiversity

Jul 02, 2024
Freshwater Reports

A review of some recent research and events of general interest for freshwater ecologists over the last six months

Jun 27, 2024
PONDERFUL and EPCN to host major international pond conference

International pond conference 2024: Ponds and pondscapes for biodiversity, climate and people is hosted by PONDERFUL and the European Pond Conservation

Jun 25, 2024
Coming soon: PONDERFUL technical handbook and policy guidance document

Addressed to policy makers and legislators but also to people involved in planning, designing and implementing practical projects that use ponds and pondscapes as nature-based solutions

Jun 25, 2024
PONDERFUL DEMO-site leaflets go live!

Through PONDERFUL, we have now created a series of 16 leaflets in both English and the relevant local language, sharing insights about pondscapes and the Nature’s Contributions to People they provide

Jun 25, 2024
PONDERFUL decision support tool prepares for launch

The PONDERFUL decision support tool, a PONDERFUL initiative that could change the way we manage, restore and create ponds and pondscapes as nature-based solutions

Jun 25, 2024
Meet the team – Associate Professor Malgorzata Blicharska, Uppsala University

Particularly interested on policy and governance aspects linked to biodiversity conservation, in PONDERFUL I lead the work package for stakeholder involvement, policy, society, and sustainable financing

Nov 21, 2023
PONDERFUL under the microscope at IGB Science Day 2023

PONDERFUL stand as a key attraction at the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) Science Day

Nov 21, 2023
Presenting PONDERFUL Nature-based Solutions

The PONDERFUL consortium is producing 16 leaflets focusing on PONDERFUL results and success stories at PONDERFUL DEMO-sites in eight countries where Nature-based Solutions (NbS) have been successfully implemented

Nov 21, 2023
Meet the team – Pieter Lemmens, KU Leuven and the Leibniz Institute für Gewasserökologie und Binnenfischerei

In PONDERFUL project, I deal with the collection and analysis of empirical data that will be used for an overarching analysis of patterns of biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in relation to land-use intensity along gradients of climate

Nov 21, 2023
Discussing the effectiveness of small waterbodies as nature-based solutions

PONDERFUL participated in the XXX Argentina Ecology Meeting, in Bariloche, Argentina, promoting and disseminating the advances in the area of ecology and establishing discussions on the “New Frontiers of Ecology: Exploring Global Challenges”

Nov 21, 2023
Freshwater Reports

A review of some recent research and events of general interest for freshwater ecologists over the last six months

Nov 20, 2023
Stakeholders shape PONDERFUL outputs at workshops

The third stakeholder workshops focus on co-creating some of the project’s key outputs

Nov 16, 2023
PONDERFUL researchers present their work on waterscape degradation

ASLO – Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, organised a six-days event to discuss the resilience and recovery in aquatic systems

Jul 25, 2023
Ponds under the spotlight at SEFS

Several members of the PONDERFUL consortium attended the symposium, presenting their work and sharing results with other freshwater scientists from around the world. The event included special sessions on ponds

Jul 24, 2023
PONDERFUL at NatureNetwork Taskforces Cluster meeting

The Nature-based Solutions Taskforces include EU Horizon 2020 projects that focus on NBS. This provides opportunities for projects such as PONDERFUL to ‘cluster’ through collaboration and sharing of ideas

Jul 20, 2023
Freshwater reports

A review of some recent research and events of general interest for freshwater ecologists over the last six months

Jul 20, 2023
Meet the team – Professor Jeremy Biggs, CEO, Freshwater Habitats Trust

Within PONDERFUL, I’m especially interested in any patterns we see between eDNA biodiversity data, environmental data and traditional biological surveys

Jul 05, 2023
PONDERFUL consortium meets

The PONDERFUL consortium met in Uppsala, Sweden, to share the most recent results of the project on how ponds will help us adapt and mitigate climate change, protect biodiversity, and deliver ecosystem services

Jun 26, 2023
PONDERFUL unites world’s freshwater experts

PONDERFUL unites world’s freshwater experts to welcome support for small wetlands and waterbodies

Jun 01, 2023
PONDERFUL technical webinars

Talking about the role of ponds for aquatic plants conservation with Dr. Jael Palhas from the University of Évora, Portugal, next June 28 at 4 pm (CET) via Zoom

May 18, 2023
Exploring the importance of ponds

A new animation video created by the PONDERFUL project to discover ponds and how can they help to protect wildlife

Mar 27, 2023
PONDERFUL joins EU Mission Charter “Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030”

The Mission Charter’s objectives of restoring marine and freshwater habitats, fighting pollution and creating a sustainable blue economy are highly relevant to PONDERFUL

Nov 18, 2022
Importance of ponds highlighted to Ramsar Convention of Wetlands

The PONDERFUL consortium was invited to speak at a side event to the 14th meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention of Wetlands (COP14) in Geneva on 8 November 2022

Nov 18, 2022
Freshwater Reports

A review of some recent research and events of general interest for freshwater ecologists over the last six months

Nov 18, 2022
The benefits of fencing rural ponds on aquatic plant diversity

Within the PONDERFUL project, the Centro Universitario Regional del Este (Universidad de la República, Uruguay) is carrying out investigations on agricultural ponds of contrasting land use intensity

Nov 11, 2022
Sharing early PONDERFUL research results at INTECOL 2022

A special session focused on pondscapes was organized by PONDERFUL partners at INTECOL Congress in Geneva, Switzerland

Nov 11, 2022
Downscaling global and local land use projections at fine spatial resolutions

PONDERFUL is helping to generate high-resolution land use datasets to capture finer detail than ever before on global land use

Nov 11, 2022
Opportunities for Pond Nature-based solutions in EU Policies

A group of PONDERFUL partners have analysed the policy framework of the EU to find out potential opportunities for pods as Nature-based solutions

Nov 11, 2022
What PONDERFUL news!

PONDERFUL increases public awareness on pondscapes and on the relationship of ponds and climate

Nov 11, 2022
Meet the team – Professor Mariana Meerhoff, University of the Republic, Uruguay

Mariana, Professor of Aquatic Ecology, introduces herself and explains how she and her team are working for a better management of artificial ponds

Jul 22, 2022
Freshwater Reports

A review of some recent research and events of general interest for freshwater ecologists over the last six months

Jul 18, 2022
International team takes PONDERFUL to INTECOL2022

PONDERFUL researchers will attend to the INTECOL2022 international congress to discuss how ponds could contribute to mitigate against and adapt to climate change

Jul 18, 2022
PONDERFUL researcher scoops national photographic prize for ‘alien’ image

PONDERFUL researcher Julie Fahy won the Scientific Image Competition of the Swiss National Scientific Foundation for an image she captured while carrying out PONDERFUL fieldwork

Jul 15, 2022
Meet the team – Dr Tom Davidson, Senior Researcher at Aarhus University

Tom is developing better methods for measuring greenhouse gas emissions from lakes and ponds

Jul 15, 2022
The importance of being small: ponds feature at World Biodiversity Forum

Delegates attending the World Biodiversity Forum heard about the critical role of ponds in conservation and the importance of small water bodies being reflected in policy

Jul 11, 2022
PONDERFUL on Portuguese TV

PONDERFUL was featured in a short documentary on Portuguese television

May 24, 2022
PONDERFUL consortium meeting puts small waters under the spotlight

More than 50 freshwater researchers and practitioners from 11 countries came together for the first PONDERFUL consortium meeting from 5 to 7 April hold in Porto

Nov 26, 2021
Exciting new developments in PONDERFUL research

New digital application on ponds; connection between landscape configuration, metacommunity processes and the emergent biodiversity structure; workshops and new team members

Nov 26, 2021
Meet the team – Maria Cuenca postdoc at UVic

Maria investigates the effect of climate change and land use on ponds, and how the loss of biodiversity may affect the provision of ecosystems services

Nov 25, 2021
Freshwater Reports

A review of some recent research and events of general interest for freshwater ecologists over the last six months

Nov 24, 2021
Long-term lake warming experiment meets short-term heatwave

How heatwaves affect the ecology and biogeochemical processes in shallow lakes and ponds

Nov 24, 2021
Development of eight DEMO sites in Europe, Turkey and Uruguay

Have pond NbS got an important role for climate adaptation and mitigation?

Nov 15, 2021
Workshops in DEMO-sites: stakeholder involvement

Stakeholder workshops that are organised in each DEMO-site between October – Decemeber 2021

Nov 15, 2021
Ecologic Institute at COP26 in Glasgow

Nature-based solutions (NbS) were high up on the COP26 agenda, heralded as one of the paths to prevent catastrophic global warming

Nov 11, 2021
Sampling pond features and biodiversity

In the spring of 2021, the teams from University of Vic and University of Girona sampled several “pondscapes” in the North-East of the Iberian Peninsula

Nov 04, 2021
Feedback on the first Ponderful Workshop with stakeholders in Switzerland

First ever workshop of PONDERFUL organized by HEPIA-HES in Meinier, Switzerland on 19th October 2021

Oct 01, 2021
Postdoc position at UVIc-UCC, Barcelona (Spain); PONDERFUL

Applications are invited for a two-year post-doctoral research position on the interactions and feedbacks between biodiversity, ecosystems services and climate in ponds

May 19, 2021
Postdoctoral Research Officer position – PONDERFUL

Applications are invited for a two-year post-doctoral research officer post in the School of Natural Sciences at Bangor University.

May 14, 2021
PONDERFUL Project Online Launch Event – 10 June 2021

Join us for the launch of the PONDERFUL project: Pond ecosystems for resilient future landscapes in a changing climate

Feb 07, 2021
Postdoc, Predoc and Project Manager positions (EU H2020 project PONDERFUL)

The University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia (UVic – UCC) is a young and very dynamic university

Feb 01, 2021
First meeting of new European research project

Today see’s the first meeting of the Ponderful project funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 research programme

Jan 22, 2021
UCL Geography in European pond research project

The project aims to improve the use of ponds and pondscapes in managing the adaptation to climate change

Sep 02, 2020
Natural ponds crucial for both biodiversity and climate

A new EU-project will examine the importance of natural ponds