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Restoration and prognosis of PEAT formation in fens

Finished Last updated: 22.08.2019
End: dec 2019
Start: jan 2017

In many European counries, drained peatlands are being re-wetted to recreate natural biodiversity and store carbon. It is not known how effective this is, and this project, REPEAT, is trying to answer it.

Status Active
Start - end date 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2019
Project manager Bente Føreid
Partners University of Warsaw Danube Delta National Institute for Research and Development Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald Wetlands International University of Antwerp Charles University
Total budget 2670000
Funding source Norwegian Research Council

REPEAT is a European collaboration. Drained, re-wetted and pristine sites in Ploand, Romnia, Germany the Netherlands and Belgium are studied and compared. A number of measurements and experiments are carried out to understand the effect of re-wetting on belowground biodiversity and carbon storage.

NIBIO is developing a simulation model plant and soil carbon cycling in these systems by adapting other models to waterlogged conditions.