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Aug 18, 2023

“Partial recovery of microbial function in restored coastal marshes of Oregon, USA” with Amelia Fitch, PhD Candidate at Dartmouth College

Draining or restoring a wetland has a significant impact on the land’s ability to store carbon. A lot of that has to do with the microbial communities that live within these wetlands, but when a wetland is restored, how long does it really take for those communities to shift and what does that mean for the land’s carbon storage capacity? This episode, Amelia discusses her work studying wetland restoration and its effects on carbon sequestration and microbial communities.

Tune in to learn:

·         The similarities between feeding birds and studying microbes

·         The differences between restored freshwater and saltwater marshes

·         How wetland restoration can be done

·         How restoration impacts wetland microbial communities

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It will be freely available from 18 Aug to 31 Aug, 2023.

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