Biohabitats has teamed up with the Cleveland Water Alliance to sponsor a Corporate Fellow enrolled in the University of Akron’s Integrated Biosciences Ph.D. program with a focus on biomimicry. The Fellow is pursuing PhD research in the following areas:
- Developing biomimicry-inspired solutions to improve water quality associated with stormwater runoff, point source discharge, and urban shoreline stabilization;
- Preparing design guidelines, protocols, and policy frameworks for integrating the biomimicry process into stormwater management, green infrastructure, and shoreline stabilization/enhancement; and
- Delivering workshops to interested private and public sector groups, with a focus on the Northeast Ohio region.
The Fellow is also embedded in Biohabitats, performing research and development, spurring innovation, and solving on-the-ground challenges related to stormwater, nearshore habitat and water quality through a biomimetic lens.
Biohabitats is a member Great Lakes Biomimicry Corporate Innovation Council, a collaboration of companies in Northeast Ohio working together to solve problems using the process of biomimicry. Biohabitats is also a partner and funder of Great Lakes Biomimicry.
For more information on Biohabitats’ biomimicry collaborations contact Chris Streb.
Biohabitats and John Todd Ecological Design (JTED) have teamed up to collaborate on the design and construction of natural systems for the treatment of wastewater and the remediation of degraded water bodies throughout the world. Biohabitats’ long-standing history with Dr. John Todd makes this a perfect match. JTED will continue to lead project conceptualization and design approach, while Biohabitats will provide ecological engineering, regulatory permitting, and construction management.
Dr. John Todd is a pioneer in the use of biologically diverse natural systems, principally powered by sunlight, to treat and remediate wastewater and recalcitrant contamination issues. Using biodiversity and natural processes to create mechanically simple but biologically complex systems, Dr. John Todd has rehabilitated a wide range of water bodies throughout the world, including sewage-contaminated urban canals, stormwater ponds, landscape features, and natural lakes.
For more information contact Erin English.
Biohabitats and Ecological Restoration and Management (ER&M) routinely pursue design-build restoration projects throughout the U.S. mid-Atlantic region. Founded by Keith Bowers, ER&M has become a regional leader in the restoration construction and management of wetlands, streams, lakes, woodlands, coastal communities, and many other natural habitats. With over 30 years of field experience, ER&M brings a wealth of knowledge of practical, on-the-ground, science-based practices to large and small projects.
Biohabitats and Ecocean have teamed-up to offer innovative solutions for improving the recruitment, resilience, and survival of young fish along hardened waterfronts.
Ecocean, a French company specializing in coastal marine ecosystem restoration, has pioneered post-larval capture, culture, and release strategies for marine aquatic organisms. These groundbreaking strategies enable local agencies and coastal developers to restore near-shore aquatic habitat.
Aligned in mission and sharing a common vision, Biohabitats and Ecocean collaborate on projects in both Europe and North America.
For more information contact Keith Bowers.