ALUS is grounded in a solid scientific bedrock, as one of our eight core principles: “ALUS is science-based: Based on sound scientific principles and verification guidelines, ALUS provides valuable support and technical expertise for the design and implementation of each green infrastructure project.”
This allows ALUS to provides valuable support and technical expertise for the design and implementation of green infrastructure projects across the country, and ensures that our outcomes are measured accurately, using sound verification guidelines.
And more than that, ALUS projects themselves are fertile laboratories for primary scientific research. ALUS has partnered with a large number of academic institutions who are researching such topics as ecosystem services, species at risk, pollinator health, water quality, climate change adaptation, and much more. View our list of research partners here.
ALUS uses the following scientific research and resources to optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of program activities, and recognizes the importance of the social, economic and environmental sciences in guiding our implementation of the program.
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