Rūta Abaja

Rūta Abaja
Insitute for Environmental Solutions

Mag.biol.

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Introduction
My main field of interest is biology, ecology and climate issues - to study them from various perspectives and to find practical solutions to real environmental and nature protection problems. My background is enthomology, but now I'm diving deeper into various habitat restoration projects in Latvia where I apply my habitat and species expert knowledges together with skills to work with various remote sensing data products provided by my colleague.

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In Latvia, Northern Europe, American ginseng was grown in three forest types with different dominant species, as well as in agricultural field conditions-cultivated under artificial shade with three different types of mulches. Field cultivation yielded higher yields, root length, and root weight than wood cultivation under dominant species and. Mul...
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Permanent grasslands (meadows and pastures) are the most common agricultural land use type covering 34% (0.65 million hectares) of agricultural land in Latvia. Conservation and proper management of these semi-natural habitats is critical to maintain their biological value, and is line with The Common Agriculture Policy (CAP). Development of Sentine...
Conference Paper
Permanent grasslands (meadows and pastures) are the most common agricultural land use type covering 34% (0.65 million hectares) of agricultural land in Latvia. The Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) stipulates that the EU Member States have to designate permanent grasslands, ensure that farmers do not convert or plough them and that the ratio of perma...

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Project
Project GrassLIFE aims to restore and improve EU priority grasslands and to promote their multiple use in Latvia. The project focuses on developing, optimizing and improving the conservation status of five EU priority grasslands in Latvia (6120*, 6210*, 6230*, 6270* and 6530*). All restoration activities are carried out within 14 Natura 2000 network sites.