AMBER research on natural capital and ecosystem services related to river ecosystems and their barriers. 
You are being invited to participate in a research study about the influence of river barriers on biodiversity and functions of river systems and ecosystem services they deliver to society.

This study is being conducted by members of the European project AMBER: Adaptive Management of Barriers in European Rivers. The study is being conducted as part of gathering local knowledge being contribution to better management of riverine systems, considering all the stakeholders and critical linkages between them and natural resources.

There are no known risks if you decide to participate in this research study. There are no costs to you for participating in the study. The information you provide will complete the project data base, and will serve mathematical models and decision support tools, with intention to include all the opinions, river-dependencies, and river-related risks to local communities. The questionnaire will take about 5 minutes to complete. The information collected may not benefit you directly, but the information learned in this study should provide more general benefits.

This survey is anonymous. Do not write your name on the survey. No one will be able to identify you or your answers, and no one will know whether or not you participated in the study. Should the data be published, no individual information will be disclosed.

Your participation in this study is voluntary. By completing the questionnaire, you are voluntarily agreeing to participate. You are free to decline to answer any particular question you do not wish to answer for any reason.

If you have any questions about the study, please contact:
Josh Jones

The coordinator of this project is Swansea University, UK. In case of any concerns please contact the Project Manager:
Dr Ian Dodkins i.r.dodkins@swansea.ac.uk phone: +441792 293340