Ecosystem restoration with BESE-elements®
Biodegradable Ecosystem Engineering Elements are 3D structures made out of potato starch.
BESE-elements are used for habitat improvement and serve as a starting point for ecosystem restoration.
Restoration needs and ecosystem functions
Wetlands, mangroves, salt marshes and shellfish reefs are productive ecosystems that can provide invaluable ecological services. However, all these ecosystems are threatened, suffering from anthropogenic activities. Damaged ecosystems often lack the following: 3D structures for attachment, reduction of local currents and waves, shelter and protection from predators and stability.