A Matter of Biodiversity

We are all part of nature. We rely on nature, and nature relies on us. How we live, and everything we do is affected by nature and have an impact on nature. Therefore, nature is an asset. Biodiversity enables nature to be productive, resilient, and adaptable. Biodiverse nature is the fundament for all life on our planet. Therefore, our future is a matter of biodiversity.

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Kristine Kjørup Rasmussen

Head of Biodiversity, Biologist, Ph.D Vegetation Ecology

The smartest cities, the most ambitious and enlightened clients, include biodiversity and nature as an inherent part of our society, along with infrastructure, buildings, industry. We believe that if our future cities shall be livable, attractive, and inclusive we need to incorporate nature and benefit from its ecosystem services. Let it be in parks, streets, urban spaces, courtyards – even on rooftops of utility services.

Our projects are founded on a biodiversity baseline analysis before and after development. Our clients need to know the state of biodiversity, to tell they are improving it. Hence, we have biologists that are specialized in biodiversity inside and outside cities. We give our clients an opportunity to approach the state of nature in a rational and scientific way – so the impact of city nature is documented and proven.

We also offer nature-based caring design, to make sure that biodiversity is amplified and grows stronger year by year.

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The six most important things to know about butterfly habitats

The butterflies are in decline worldwide. In Denmark alone, every fourth butterfly is endangered. This is a result of the lack of habitats and pronounced use of pesticides and fertilizers following the intense agricultural use in the open landscape. However, cities have great potential to become oases of biodiversity, as it is easier to assign space and create suitable habitats for biodiversity in urban environments. This article introduces the six most important landscape and design parameters that must be considered if the butterfly is to be attracted as a permanent resident or frequent visitor.

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Back when Earth turned green

Mosses were some of the first living things to make the Earth green more than 400 million years ago. In Denmark, there are about 650 species of moss, and the stories they tell are worth listening to.

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The six most important things to know about butterfly habitats

The butterflies are in decline worldwide. In Denmark alone, every fourth butterfly is endangered. This is a result of the lack of habitats and pronounced use of pesticides and fertilizers following the intense agricultural use in the open landscape. However, cities have great potential to become oases of biodiversity, as it is easier to assign space and create suitable habitats for biodiversity in urban environments. This article introduces the six most important landscape and design parameters that must be considered if the butterfly is to be attracted as a permanent resident or frequent visitor.

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Fundamentals

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Essay: The Bark Room

“Bark is both living and dead, growing and cracking, a shell, a protective layer and an integral part of the wood’s tissue. It’s the bark structure and the way it peels, which separates the different…

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White

“In the beginning was chaos. While the universe began to expand after Big Bang it also decreased in temperature. It became more and more ordered. With that order, the Universe changed its background colour toward…

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Roots

“A tree consists of three parts: Its foliage, its trunk, and its roots. All three parts are important for the aesthetic feeling of nature. But of these three I find the roots most intriguing, most…

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Atmosphere

“Atmosphere is a thin film of enclosure around our world. Without our vaporous, water filled atmosphere, life on Earth – or indeed life anywhere – would not exist. But atmosphere is also what you sense…

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Mist

Mist is a phenomenon caused by small droplets of water suspended in air. Physically, it is an example of a dispersion. It is most commonly seen where warm, moist air meets sudden cooling, such as…

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Sound

“Sound. The soundtrack of our lives often passes us by without us noticing. But I have begun noticing the poetry of the noises around me. The rhythm and the song of the poet. The calling…

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Sakuteiki
– The Book of Garden

Sakuteki – The Book of Garden is a manual, a textbook for Japanese gardeners in the 11th century. This introduction sounds like this: “In making the garden, you should first understand the overall principles. According…

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