Prof. Scholz’s greatest impact in the wetland guidelines was performed in the area of integrated constructed wetlands (ICW), in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and England, where he contributed to the design of the guidelines for wetland systems, as a research consultant. These guidelines are meant to assist managers regarding all aspects of ICW planning, design, construction, maintenance and management. Moreover, some ICW guidelines were specifically written for aiding the farmers from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland to face farmyard runoffs. These guidelines are specifically mentioned in the national legislation.
Additionally, Prof. Scholz’s work on the guidelines has favoured the international acceptance of both SFRB and ICW concepts as well as the researched hybrid SuDS. For instance, his work has particularly benefited the British Isles, as well as Central and Northern Europe and ICW are currently being constructed in Belgium, Germany, the United States of America, and China.
Miklas has published four books, and 260 journal articles, in 100 different journals. Since 2009, he tops the publication ranking of the University of Salford, considering the articles published by all the members of his group. His annual number of publications, from 2009 to 2020; is given by the following list: 2009 (13), 2010 (19), 2011 (13), 2012 (21), 2013 (17), 2014 (15), 2015 (17), 2016 (13), 2017 (14), 2018 (14), 2019 (17) and 2020 (8).
He regularly publishes in the following high impact factor journals: