Aarhus University Seal

Objectives and description of milestones

The objectives were

  • to initiate plant production
  • to reduce nutrient emissions from drained soils
  • to reduce nutrient emissions from fish farms

The research part aimed

  • to test the ability of different plant communities to support the biodiversity of invertebrates and insects
  • to test the effectiveness of N and P uptake rates for different plant communities
  • to test the ability of various plant communities to promote denitrification in the sediment.

The development part aimed

  • to develop a fish farm-based production of wetland and submerged plants for transplantation into mini-wetlands and rainwater basins
  • to increase cleaning performance in:
    • plant lagoons on model fish farms and in
    • mini-wetlands in drained agricultural areas
  • to create a business base.