Flooding can help resurrect wetlands and slow climate change

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Flooding isn’t always destructive – it can be part of our toolkit for restoring ecosystems.

That’s because the damp and low-oxygen conditions of wetlands make them very good at slowing the rate at which organic matter decomposes. This ensures the carbon contained in all the plants and animals that die in wetlands stays out of the atmosphere for a long time.

Dr. Neil Entwistle and Dr. George Heritage of AquaUoS discuss how targeted flooding, to create or restore floodplain wetlands, is part of the solution to climate change.

Read the article on The Conversation.


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