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Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Maria Seebacher (2021): Nature-based Solutions (NBS) – current concepts and approaches in the light of Soil and Water Bioengineering implementation.
Master / Diploma Thesis - Institut für Ingenieurbiologie und Landschaftsbau (IBLB), BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 88. UB BOKU obvsg FullText

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This master thesis deals with the published concepts and approaches of Nature-based Solutions (NBS) and Soil and Water Bioengineering (SWB) in the current scientific literature. First, the basics of SWB and the methodical processing of literature analyses were illustrated. By means of a systematic literature search, publications on NBS as well as on NBS in connection with SWB were carried out in three database systems. With a review selection of 13 publications, a qualitative content analysis was performed for the different research questions. As an introduction to the topic and a fundamental basis, the definition of Nature-based Solutions was examined. Further on, categorisations and conceptual approaches in relation to Nature-based Solutions were explored. With a focus on the connection between the current literature of Nature-based solutions and Soil and Water Bioengineering, special measures and detailed concepts were searched for. The analysis methods were prepared for the review selection from the period 2014-2018, but in order to provide an up-to-date insight into the literature, publications until July 2020 were supplemented. The results show an increasing interest in the topic, but also a lack of concrete SCI-papers regarding the connection between NBS and SWB. The two main cited definitions of NBS seem to leave a lot of scope for free interpretation. Specific categories and approaches are ambiguous and mostly topic related instead of widely applicable. Links between NBS and specific SWB measures are only apparent to those who already have expertise in SWB, and are rarely discussed directly in the SCI-papers. Thus, there is a clear recommendation for more research and scientific publications to analyse and further disseminate these interlocking topics.

Beurteilende(r): Stangl Rosemarie
1.Mitwirkender: Obriejetan Michael

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